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Liberty and justice for all

  • Denise Enos
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  • June 13 2013
Blog
CNS/U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops

The second annual Fortnight for Freedom is June 21 to July 4

Last year's first-ever Fortnight for Freedom inspired countless Catholics to pray and take action to promote and preserve religious liberty. This year, the U.S. bishops have once again called for a Fortnight for Freedom, to be held during the two weeks leading up to and including the Fourth of July. This two-week period of prayer and action is dedicated to addressing many current challenges to religious liberty.

In a meeting with Italian President Giorgio Napolitano this month, our Holy Father emphasized the importance of taking action, stating, "In today's world, religious freedom is more often affirmed than put into practice." The Fortnight for Freedom gives the faithful an opportunity to take an active role in supporting religious liberty.

For updates, information on diocesan Fortnight celebrations around the country, and more, click here.

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