All persons have the right to the full practice of, participation in, and growth in their faith in God. A person's abilities or disabilities should not be a deciding factor in these issues. Therefore, it needs to be recognized that persons with disabilities and their families have the right to expect religious education, preparation for and full participation in the sacramental celebrations of the Church and the experience of being warmly welcomed as members of the people of God.
Approved: March 15, 1988
Revised: January 17, 201
The Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
Bishop of Belleville