Your Catholic Voice Foundation is committed to a fundamental vision of human freedom that is consistent with classical Jewish and Christian thought. Freedom has two sides to its reach; a freedom "from" and a freedom "for." Though we may be free to choose we are not free to make the objects of our choice good or evil, right or wrong. Freedom must be bounded by truth and has a moral constitution within which it must be exercised. It also carries within its embrace an obligation to our neighbor. We simply are "our brother's keeper."
At the foundation of our commitment to freedom is our dedication to promoting religious freedom for all men and women. We embrace the American proposition that religious freedom is best protected by the principles of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and that there should be no establishment of religion in the sense of a Federal or State sponsored Church, which mandates adherence. Nor do we believe that coercion has any place in authentic religious expression or practice.
However, we also believe that religious faith is a human and social "good" and that the values informed by faith as applied to our life together have been the very foundation of our freedom. Therefore we support religious freedom; rightly understood and applied, as a freedom for religious expression not a freedom from such expression. This entails a freedom for people of all faiths, or no faith, along with all Americans, to participate in the public conversation and in the public square.
Your Catholic Voice Foundation is a Not-for-Profit Corporation. YCVF has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501 © 3 of the Internal Revenue Code.