Today marks the beginning of the Fortnight for Freedom, a special period of prayer, study, catechesis and public action to promote religious liberty in America. The timing of this campaign is appropriate given the Church’s liturgical calendar and the current political issues facing America. The United States Conference for Catholic Bishops explains:
“Our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. Culminating on Independence Day, this special period of prayer, study, catechesis, and public action will emphasize both our Christian and American heritage of liberty.”
To find out what activities will take place in your diocese, click here.
The USCCB has also provided prayer resources to be used during the Fortnight for Freedom. These resources can be found here.