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March 4, 2015 - FCDF's view on the controversy involving Archbishop Cordileone

Below is a response to an email inquiry FCDF received regarding whether the California State Assembly has the right to intervene in how the Catholic Church runs its schools and designates its teachers. Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone recently made a few changes in the policies at Catholic schools in San Francisco. President and Chief Counsel responds to the question:

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September 11, 2006 - Thomas More: A Man for This Season by Charles LiMandri

By: Charles S. LiMandri*
(Published in the Catholic Exchange 09/11/06)
In 1929, G.K.Chesterton said that: "Blessed Thomas More is more important at this moment than at any moment since his death, even perhaps the great moment of his dying; but he is not quite so important as he will be in about 100 years' time." The prophetic import of Chesterton's words has become increasingly poignant in our own time. My introduction to Thomas More came, as it has with many, through the viewing of Robert Bolts' 1966 cinematic masterpiece, "A Man for All Seasons."  

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Welcome to The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund

The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund’s mission is to defend religious freedom by providing protective legal services at the trial level to persons whose religious liberty and free-speech rights have been attacked. FCDF is a 501(c)3 nonprofit public-interest law firm which defends the conscience rights and religious freedom of those of all faiths and no faith.