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How appropriate that the Fortnight should begin with a nationally televised Mass from our own Basilica of the Assumption, the first Catholic cathedral in the United States... President Thomas Jefferson assisted in the Basilica's uniquely American design — the brainchild of architect Benjamin Latrobe, who also designed the U.S. Capitol. The Basilica is the embodiment of what it means to be both Catholic and American, the intersection of faith and public life that is at the very heart of the Fortnight for Freedom.
The USCCB has issued a series of educational bulletin inserts in English & Spanish over the coming months. As one-page documents, the English & Spanish versions may be photocopied on flipsides of the same insert.
For additional one page fact sheets, please see our page, "Religious Liberty at Home". You will find the one pagers under the header, 'Domestic Threats to Religious Liberty.'
On November 22, we celebrate the feast of Christ the King. Download the latest one-pager to learn more about the origin of the feast and its
connection to religious liberty.
Let us pray fervently that we will help others encounter anew Christ, our King, bringing the Gospel to the margins of society, that all might bear witness to Him before others.
Christ the King One-Pager (English & Spanish)
In its core document, Our First, Most Cherished Liberty: A Statement on Religious Liberty, the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty "urge[d] that the Solemnity of Christ the King-a feast born out of resistance to totalitarian incursions against religious liberty-be a day specifically employed by bishops and priests to preach about religious liberty, both here and abroad."
Catholics across the nation are being encouraged to pray, fast and act for renewed protection of religious liberty and to rebuild a culture favorable to life and marriage.
XVI has said, "Any tendency to treat religion as a private matter must be
resisted." We are called to pray and act to protect the freedom of religion.
The freedom of conscience for which we are fighting is the freedom to live our lives according to our faith, without having to compromise that very same faith.
If we are not free in our conscience and our practice of religion, all other freedoms are fragile.
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