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"The protests, dubbed â€śA Fortnight for Freedomâ€ť will be an â€śunprecedented, aggressive attackâ€ť against policies that church leaders see as an assault on religious freedom, said Catholic Advocate chairman Deal Hudson.
â€śThe bishops are seeing â€“ rightly â€“ a pattern of emerging of hostility towards the Catholic faith for upholding protection of the life of the unborn and because of its position on contraception,â€ť said Hudson.
â€śThat is precisely what makes this so unusual a moment. The bishops have been provoked to such a degree that they will go to this extreme. They would prefer quiet negotiations leading to a principled compromise, instead they are talking about the probability of civil disobedience.â€ť
â€śWhat is at stake is whether America will continue to have a free, creative, and robust civil societyâ€”or whether the state alone will determine who gets to contribute to the common good, and how they get to do it.â€ť
â€śThis is not something to get giddy about,â€ť he said. â€śIt would be sad if it came to priests or lay people or bishops being led away in handcuffs. What could be a sadder moment in the history of our nation than to see Catholics arrested for simply refusing to compromise on [intrinsic evil] a central moral principle of their faith?"