What organizations exist to protect the civil and ecclesial rights of Catholics?


Full Question

Secularists have the American Civil Liberties Union, and Protestants have the Rutherford Foundation, but are there any Catholic legal defense organizations to protect the legal and civil rights of Catholics? Are there any organizations to make sure they get their ecclesial rights within the Church?

Answer

Yes to both questions. For cases where Catholics are being denied their rights in the secular world, contact the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 450 Seventh Ave., New York, NY 10123, phone (212) 371-3191. This organization exists to help defend the rights of Catholics in American courts.

For cases where Catholics are being denied their ecclesial rights within the Church, contact the St. Joseph Foundation, 11107 Wurzbach Ste. 601B, San Antonio, Texas 78230-2570, phone (210) 697-0717.


Catholic Answers Staff