Last updated on: 3/10/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Your Catholic Voice Foundation Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

“The Pledge is a restatement of our uniquely American ideology that men and women are endowed with natural and unalienable human rights. From the equality illustrated by ‘liberty and justice for all,’ to the unity of our component members in spite of serious differences, articulated in ‘one nation’ and ‘indivisible’, the Pledge has stood the test of time and should not now be altered. The phrase now in dispute, ‘under God,’ simply embodies our notion of unalienable rights endowed by a Creator that no one, whether acting with brute force or under color of law, may ever infringe.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Your Catholic Voice Foundation Amicus Brief, Dec. 2003

Description:

“Your Catholic Voice Foundation is the educational and evangelical outreach of the Your Catholic Voice movement: a movement of faithful Catholic citizens serving the common good. Your Catholic Voice Foundation is dedicated to the social teaching of the Catholic Church and serves its mission through four pillars of participation: the dignity of life, primacy of the family, authentic human freedom, and solidarity with the poor.”

Elk Grove Unified School District v. Michael A. Newdow, Your Catholic Voice Foundation Amicus Brief, Dec. 2003

Mission:

“The Mission of the “Your Catholic Voice” movement is to motivate, educate and activate Catholic citizens for political and social participation as a response to their baptismal vocation and the call of our Church to be faithful citizens.”

Your Catholic Voice Foundation website (accessed Apr. 30, 2007)

Other:
Non-profit 501(c)(4)