In the pilgrimage of this life, hidden with Christ in God and free from enslavement to wealth, they aspire to those riches which remain forever and generously dedicate themselves wholly to the advancement of the kingdom of God and to the reform and improvement of the temporal order in a Christian spirit. Among the trials of this life they find strength in hope, convinced that "the sufferings of the present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory to come that will be revealed in us" (Rom. 8:18).
-Apostolicam actuositatem, 4
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How The Equality Act Affects Your Religious Freedom
The Equality Act is a bill in Congress that would add the terms “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” to the definition of “sex” in federal law, and insert them into a range of civil rights and anti discrimination laws. It would also explicitly prohibit the bipartisan Religious Freedom Resotration Act of 1993 from applying to it, subjecting Americans of faith to much higher bars to have their rights vindicated in court.