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Fortnight for Freedom


Fortnight for Freedom 2017: Freedom for Mission

Hold firm, stand fast, and insist upon what belongs to you by right as Catholics.- Our First, Most Cherished Liberty

What is the Fortnight for Freedom?

Each year dioceses around the country arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom is from 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.

This short guide aims help Christians speak with friends and neighbors about religious freedom and work to clear up misconceptions about it.


Pray, Reflect, Act

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.

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To serve migrants and refugees  | en español

To be God's servants first  | en español

To care for the sick  | en español

To bear witness to Truth | en español

To serve God with our whole lives | en español

To seek the Truth  | en español

For Christians in the Middle East   | en español

To serve our communities through education   | en español

For the freedom of the Church  | en español

To serve families seeking and children awaiting adoption | en español

For the freedom to serve the vulnerable | en español

To build stronger communities | en español

For our brothers and sisters in Mexico  | en español

To promote a culture of freedom for all  | en español

Fact Sheets

Learn more about current challenges to religious freedom, both here in the United States and abroad.

Religious Liberty at Home

International Religious Freedom


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