Unbridled Passion or True Freedom?

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July 2016 Witnesses To Freedom Final Day – Independence Day John Adams and Our Constitution John Adams, second President of the United States, is often quoted as follows: “We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion . . . Our Constitution was made …

Too Free?

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July 2016 Witnesses To Freedom Thoughts from Pascal “It is not good to be too free. It is not good to have everything one wants.” Blaise Pascal

Reducing Religious Freedom

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July 2016 Witnesses To Freedom Pope Benedict’s Remarks to American Bishops “…it is imperative that the entire Catholic community in the United States come to realize the grave threats to the Church’s public moral witness presented by a radical secularism which finds increasing expression in the political and cultural spheres. The seriousness of …

On Human Liberty

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July 2016 Witnesses To Freedom Pope Leo XIII’s Advice About Liberty, Law, and Freedom from 128 years ago. From this it is manifest that the eternal law of God is the sole standard and rule of human liberty, not only in each individual man, but also in the community and civil society which …

A Catholic Look At Liberty

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July 2016 Witnesses To Freedom A Catholic Look at Liberty “…However, it is your duty as a Catholic…so to order your life that all reasonable men must come at last to know that in your heart, love of God, Church, and Country, love of Christ and fellow men, are all one harmonious whole, …

Destructive Freedom

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July 2016 Witnesses To Freedom Destructive Freedom “…True freedom is not advanced in the permissive society, which confuses freedom with licence to do anything whatever and which in the name of freedom proclaims a kind of general amorality. It is a caricature of freedom to claim that people are free to organize their …

Genuine Freedom and its Responsibilities

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July 2016 Witnesses To Freedom Freedom and Responsibility Radical changes in world politics leave America with a heightened responsibility to be, for the world, an example of a genuinely free, democratic, just and humane society. Pope John Paul II

Two Saints and How To Use Freedom

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July 2016 Witnesses To Freedom A Saint Who Experienced The Loss of All Worldly Freedoms and Used the True Freedom She Had Wisely Edith Stein was a brilliant woman who converted to the Catholic Faith, became a Carmelite nun, and was put to death at Auschwitz since she was Jewish. She knew the …

Freedom of Conscience

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July 2016 Witnesses To Freedom Thoughts on Conscience Still Applicable Today Conscience has rights because it has duties; but in this age, with a large portion of the public, it is the very right and freedom of conscience to dispense with conscience, to ignore a Lawgiver and Judge, to be independent of unseen …

Freedom To Bear Witness To Absolute Truth

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July 2015 Witnesses To Freedom Will Our Democracy Continue to Allow Us to Bear Witness To Absolute Truth? From a Feb 23rd, 2000 speech to the Academy of Social Sciences by Saint John Paul II, reflecting on the document Centesimus Annus. At the dawning of the Third Millennium, a serious question confronts democracy. …

Freedom and Slavery

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July 2016 Witnesses To Freedom Pervading nationalism imposes its dominion on man today in many different forms and with an aggressiveness that spares no one. The challenge that is already with us is the temptation to accept as true freedom what in reality is only a new form of slavery. Saint John Paul …

Thankful For Freedom

A Handmaid Fortnight

Fortnight For Freedom 21 June – 4 July 2016 Witnesses To Freedom Have You Prayed In Thanksgiving For Your Freedom? “…help in any way anything that advances the good of our country we must be patriotic without being nationalistic. We must be the supporters of everything that will help the up building of our people and our country. But within …