Fortnight for Freedom

Religious Freedom

Catholics have long been staunch defenders of God-given religious liberty. Today, such liberty is threatened in our country by government intrusion. Both the federal and state governments have made attempts to inhibit – and even to make illegal – efforts by Catholics and Catholic institutions to operate according to their faith.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for a third consecutive year has called on Catholics across the United States to observe a Fortnight for Religious Freedom from June 21 until July 4, a two-week period of prayer and action, to address many current challenges to religious liberty, including rulings that could redefine marriage, and religious liberty concerns in areas such as immigration and humanitarian services.

Resource Description
Letter from Archbishop Vigneron on the Fortnight for Religious Freedom The Archbishop calls on local Catholics to stand up for religious freedom
Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty  The U.S. Bishops lead the faithful in a prayer for religious liberty in the United States
U.S. Bishops Video on the Fortnight for Religious Freedom Archbishop William Lori, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ committee on religious liberty, talks about the initiative
U.S. Bishops Fortnight for Freedom fact sheets  Learn about current threats to religious liberty at home and abroad
Prayer and Event Resources for the Fortnight for Freedom Prayer service templates, prayer intentions, holy cards and other helpful materials
Reference this information directly at