Without Freedom, the Human Person and Human Society Suffer
Archbishop Richard Smith addresses the 130th Supreme Convention
President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops Archbishop Richard Smith from the Archdiocese of Edmonton addressed the 130 Supreme Convention of the Knights of Columbus during their States Dinner.
Taking to the dais to speak on the topic of religious liberty, the Archbishop acknowledged the recent developments here in the United States, but reminded the crowd that “this is not a concern unique to the people of this land.”
In Canada too,” Smith said, “we face many challenges in this regard, as to Christians and people of faith elsewhere throughout the world.”
“These freedoms,” the Archbishop told the crowd of 2,000 Knights and their families,” are not granted by the state, society, or any human authority…