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Freedom of Religion in America: Inalienable Right, or Devil’s Bargain? 11/12/2013

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John Kerry and the Kennedys Have It Too!

Will We Retain Ours Only by Ceasing to be Faithful Catholics? ___________________________________________________

You Be the Judge as Two First Amendment Lawyers Go Head-to-Head:

Erick Kaardal, University of Chicago Law School


Christopher Ferrara, Fordham University Law School

Freedom of Religion in America:

Inalienable Right, or Devil’s Bargain?

Catholics have seen an increasing rise in hostility toward our religious liberties in the recent past.  There have been many in the culture who disagree with Catholicism, but now our religious liberties are under attack from a number of places. 

From the HHS mandate, to the recent issue of Catholic military chaplains being denied the ability to serve mass on military bases, to Catholics being put on a list of extremist groups as part of military training programs, one has to ask themselves, "Are we as Catholics on the path to losing our religious liberties in America?"

And in the public arena, Catholics could not even maintain traditional marriage in Minnesota with the backing of the Archbishop. 

We at the AOTM would like to disscuss/debate this crisis.

We will begin by laying the ground work for this debate with a presentation at 6pm that will review historically what the Church says about religious liberty.

Next at 7:45pm, we will move into a panel debate and ask the question "Have Catholics lost the struggle for religious freedom in the America?"  If so, why and where do we go from here?

Joining in for the panel discussion will be John Niemann, Headmaster of Chesterton Academy, an independent, classical high school.  John has a law degree from William Mitchell College of Law.

Also, this event provides you the opportunity to meet and talk to former Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Emmer!  Tom will be there from 5pm to 6pm to hang out and talk with us men (he is not debating).  Tom is running for Congress in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District (Michele Bachmann’s seat) and was part of the Davis and Emmer morning show on Twin Cities News Talk 1130AM.

The doors will be open by 5pm so come early to meet Tom!


Social/apps at 5:00
Debate at 6:00
Dinner at 7:00
Panel discussion at 7:45

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What's on the Menu
Spinach Dip
This dip is a blend of two types of cheese, spinach, roasted garlic and spices. Then we top it off with another layer of cheese and bake it until golden brown.
Robust Red Sauce over Spaghetti Pasta
This spicy and very robust tomato sauce is bursting with sausage, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and brought to perfection with a little red wine. Served over a bed of pasta.
Cheese Covered Garlic Herb Bread and Caesar Salad as a side.
Brownies and Ice Cream
Fresh Baked Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownies and Ice Cream

AOTM General Event Information
4:00pm Social Hour and Appetizers
5:10pm Rosary in the Church
5:30pm Traditional Latin Mass
7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Main Presentation/Debate
9:30pm Wrap Up

Adult General Admission: $20 and
Minor General Admission: $15 (Sons under 21).

Come share conversation, refreshments and appetizers with other guys then enjoy a fabulous "Manly Meal”. After that, listen to a great debate on the things that matter most. Men of all creeds and ages are welcome to join in the good humor, food, and fellowship. Priests and seminarians get in free but will not be shown partiality in debate. Fathers are encouraged to bring their minor sons.

Event Speakers

Christopher Ferrara

Erick Kaardal

John Niemann

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