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"When Catholics spend six days of each week living like everyone else, we find that our right to practice our faith in everyday life starts to come under threat and even disappear...Prayer, fasting, and penance are the first things to disappear, when God's Church decides to live just like the rest of the world. We must restore these practices, if we are serious about defending religious freedom."
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—Our First, Most Cherished Liberty: A Statement on Religious Liberty, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, April 12, 2012
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