Pastoral Letter on Freedom of Conscience and Religion by The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB)

The Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) has released a letter, in preparation for Pentecost, which explains why freedom of religion and conscience is necessary for the common good of countries, such as Canada, where religious diversity is the norm.   When these freedoms are disregarded or repressed, the human person – human society – suffers.  The pastoral letter, “encourages all faith communities to contribute to the formulation of public policy and the common good, and concludes by exhorting believers not to compromise their convictions, but to stand up for their faith.”    The letter can be downloaded freely from  Two printed copies of the full letter are available – one at each entrance to the Church for those wishing to have a quick read through.