The USCCB has been preparing practical and catechetical resources to address conscience rights, religious freedom, and the HHS coercive mandate in particular. Bulletin inserts, suggested homily notes, Prayers of the Faithful, and additional prayer resources will continue to be made available for use in parishes.
As was offered for Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, homily notes and prayers of the faithful may be useful for Thanksgiving Day Masses (November 22) as well as the Solemnity of Christ the King (November 25). Staff has also prepared a one-page resource for the faithful that provides background on the Solemnity of Christ the King and its connection to religious liberty.
- Homily notes and prayers of the faithful associated with the readings for Thanksgiving Day Masses (Thursday, November 22)
- Homily notes and prayers of the faithful associated with the readings for the Solemnity of Christ the King (Sunday, November 25)
- Christ the King one-page resource for the faithful (in English and Spanish)
Additionally, here is a new Religious Liberty website, www.firstamericanfreedom.com. This website will be useful to people of any religion who would like to learn more about religious liberty and who would like to support us in prayer in our effort to educate the public about this important issue. Additional resources will continue to be posted at www.usccb.org/conscience and www.usccb.org/freedom.