June 10, 2021 Respect for the life and dignity of every human is at the center of Catholic social teaching. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), for instance, helps define the parameters of these respective rights in the modern world. Sadly, the Equality Act specifically nullifies the RFRA and threatens to punish faith-based health care, schools, charities, and other ministries whose religious beliefs conflict with certain gender-transition services, adoption and foster care programs, emergency shelters for battered spouses, and other services offered openly to the public by the charitable ministries. Please urge Congress to oppose the Equality Act today. Society needs to balance rights, not eliminate them.