Fortnight for Freedom/Quincena Por La Libertad | June 21-July 4

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Each year dioceses around the country arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom is June 21 (the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More) to July 4 (Independence Day).

How to Talk about Religious Freedom

In this time of increasing polarization in our culture, we can contribute to a better understanding of religious freedom in a way that respects all people.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has developed a short guide to help Christians speak with friends and neighbors about religious freedom and work to clear up misconceptions:

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Pray, Reflect, Act

We are called to follow Christ as missionary disciples by seeking the truth, serving others, and living our faith in all that we do. Let us take a few moments each day from June 21 - July 4 to pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.

Visit the USCCB website for options for parish resources:

USCCB Website

Additional Resources

Video | Made for Freedom: Marriage and Religious Liberty Stand -- or Fall -- Together

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Updated Logo in English & Spanish | Logo Actualizado en Inglés y Español

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Fact Sheets on Current Domestic and International Threats to Religious Freedom
Hojas Informativas Sobre Amenazas Actuales Nacionales e Internacionales a la Libertad Religiosa

Download Fact Sheets | Descargar Hojas Informativas

14-day Study Guide in English and Spanish on Dignitatis Humane
Reflexiones Para de 14 Días en Inglés y Español en Dignitatis Humane

Download Study Guide | Descargar las Guía de Estudio

High School Lesson Plans

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Litany for Liberty

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Prayers of the Faithful

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Eucharistic Holy Hour for Life, Marriage, and Liberty

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More Information

U.S. Catholic Conference Website


Contact Us

Peter Weiss | Catholic Charities | Living Justice Advocate/Program Manager
Phone: (920) 272-8321
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About Fortnight for Freedom

The Fortnight for Freedom occurs as the Church celebrates a series of great martyrs who stayed faithful despite persecution by political power: St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, Ss. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome.