On Protecting Human Dignity and Religious Liberty
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York
Are American liberties on the endangered species list? In this eBook original, the Archbishop of New York and president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops issues a plea for all citizens to reject the cynicism of the day and foster a culture in which religious freedom and all human life are infinitely valued.
Religion and the dignity of human life are under attack by a variety of threats in the modern world including abortion, infanticide, eugenics, misuse of artificial reproductive technologies, an unjust distribution of economic resources, war, the arms trade, drugs, and human trafficking. What can be done to stop this? Cardinal Timothy Dolan explains the need for all Americans to embrace a new culture rooted in what Blessed John Paul II called the Gospel of Life where the sacredness of all human life, and the freedoms that are their birthright, are upheld, respected and protected by law.
HIS EMINENCE, TIMOTHY CARDINAL DOLAN was named Archbishop of New York by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009 and served as Archbishop of Milwaukee since 2002. In 2010, Cardinal Dolan was elected president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. He succeeds Cardinal Francis George of Chicago. On Jan. 6, 2012, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI announced that Cardinal Dolan was to be appointed to the College of Cardinals. He was elevated in the Consistory of Feb. 18, 2012.
"Religious liberty is Americas FIRST freedom! Its the first phrase of the First Amendment, listed BEFORE freedom of speech, freedom of the press, freedom of assembly, and freedom to petition. I would have never imagined that our first freedom would be as attacked as it is today, but we now see our freedom being threatened on every front. That makes this book absolutely vital reading for every American. No leader is better qualified to speak to this issue with more integrity and courage than Cardinal Tim Dolan, and he speaks for all of us. I stand in full solidarity with the message of this desperately needed tract for our times. May millions be warned and respond before it is too late." --Dr. Rick Warren, Pastor, Saddleback Church and author of The Purpose Driven Life
"Scripture speaks of "a threefold cord not easily broken" (Eccles. 4:12). In our day, this applies to the inseparable bond of life, truth and freedom. There is no message more important, and no better messenger than Cardinal Dolan, my friend and my teacher and my hero." -- Scott Hahn, author of The Lamb's Supper