“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, 1791
The Iowa Catholic Conference supports initiatives that protect religious liberty and the legitimate exercise of the freedom of conscience. As we enter the public square, we ask that government recognize our First Amendment right to live out our teachings and be a good neighbor to society.
If we are not free in our conscience and our practice of religion, all other freedoms are fragile.
For more information,visit www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty.