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Daily Message

"In receiving the Eucharist, we digest, as it were, the truth about the human person – and for that reason we are called to bear witness to teachings on human life, on marriage and the family, on sexuality and on a range of social issues, even when those teachings are seen as unpopular and counter-cultural."

– Archbishop William E. Lori, Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty
Fortnight 2014 Opening Mass Homily
 

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Fortnight for Freedom - Articles

 

girl runs by barn with American flag montageReligious liberty has been a part of the American experience since before the United States even became an independent country. 

Read the articles below to find out more about our country's historic challenges, and view our educational resources page to find out more about current threats to religious liberty both at home and abroad. 


Articles on Religious Liberty

July 2, 2013, Religionnews.com "Broad coalition says Contraception Mandate a Religious Liberty Threat."

July 1, 2013, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Blog "A Call to Countercultural Witness."

July 1, 2013, The Washington Times "Reining in religious freedom. A hostile government chips away at the faith-based life." President John Garvey, Catholic University of America

June 28, 2013, Cardinal Dolan Op-Ed, NY Daily News "Go to the Barricades for Religious Liberty. Christians are the most persecuted creed worldwide."

June 27, 2013, Becket Fund News Release Major Win for Hobby Lobby in its HHS Mandate Case

June 25, 2013, Catholic News Agency "Catholics, Baptists come together over conscience rights bill."

June 23, 2013, Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., "Faith and Freedom."

June 21, 2013, USCCB News Release "Catholics and Southern Baptists urge Senate to support Health Conscience Rights Act."

June 21, 2013, National Review "Marriage Redefinition and Religious Freedom." Kim Daniels, USCCB Spokesperson

June 21, 2013, Washington Post "Religious freedom is not a ‘second-class right." Mary Ann Glendon, Harvard Law Professor

June 21, 2013, Donald Cardinal Wuerl "Our religious freedom is part of our DNA as Americans and as Catholics."

June 20, 2013, Timothy Cardinal Dolan Blog "Fortnight for Freedom."

June 19, 2013,  Archbishop Aquila, Denver "America Needs Our Prayers and Our Sacrifice."

June 16, 2013, Archbishop Lori, The Baltimore Sun "Religious freedom protects more than the freedom to worship on Sunday."

June 8, 2013, Vatican Radio, "Pope: Religious freedom often affirmed, not always put into practice."

June 7, 2013, The Catholic Review "Second Fortnight Highlights Ongoing Work to Protect Religious Liberty."



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