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Fortnight for Freedom

The Fortnight for Freedom is a two-week period in which the Catholic Church in America focuses on education and raising awareness about the importance of religious liberty.  The Fortnight begins on June 21, the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, and continues through July 4, Independence Day.

This year's theme is Freedom for Mission. We are called to follow Christ as missionary disciples by seeking the truth, serving others, and living our faith in all that we do.

We invite you to explore the resources listed below to learn more about the Fortnight for Freedom and religious liberty, why it's so important, and the threats it is facing in our country today.


Frequently Asked Questions about Religious Liberty

How do I talk with my Friends about Religious Liberty?

Our First, Most Cherished Liberty - U.S. Bishops' Statement on Religious Liberty

Pope Francis on religious freedom

USCCB - The Fortnight for Freedom

USCCB - Threats to Religious Liberty


Holy Hour for Life, Marriage and Liberty.

Litany for Liberty to be prayed during th Fortnight

Prayer for the intervention of St. Thomas More, Patron of Religious Freedom

Prayer to Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas

Prayers of the Faithful

Religious Liberty Prayer to the Mary, Immaculate, Patroness of our Country

Daily Reflections and Calls to Action

Day One - Freedom to Serve Migrants and Refugees - en español

Day Two - May we be God's Servants First - en español

Day Three - Freedom to Care for the Sick - - en español

Day Four - Freedom to Bear Witness to Truth - en español

Day Five - Freedom to Serve God with Our Whole Lives - en español

Day Six - Freedom to Seek the Truth - en español

Day Seven - For Christians in the Middle East - en español

Day Eight - Freedom to Serve our Communities through Education - en español

Day Nine - For the Freedom of the Church - en español

Day Ten - Freedom to Serve Families Seeking and Children Awaiting Adoption - en español

Day Eleven - Freedom to Serve the Vulnerable - en español

Day Twelve - Freedom to Build Stronger Communities - en español

Day Thirteen - For our Brothers and Sisters in Mexico - en español

Day Fourteen - Freedom to Promote a Culture of Freedom for All - en español