Religious liberty helps the poor Admin Friday, December 6, 2013 Religious freedom is an important component in aiding those in need, and imposing upon religious liberty harms groups that work for social justice, says Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore. © 2023 The Catholic Thing. All rights reserved. For reprint rights, write to: [email protected] The Catholic Thing is a forum for intelligent Catholic commentary. Opinions expressed by writers are solely their own.