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"[A] healthy pluralism…does not entail privatizing religions in an attempt to reduce them to the quiet obscurity of the individual's conscience or to relegate them to the enclosed precincts of churches, synagogues or mosques."

– Pope Francis, Evangelii Gaudium, 255


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Fortnight for Freedom Speeches and Statements


john-garvey-small.jpg"Our society won't care about religious freedom if it doesn't care about God. That's where reform is needed. We won't have and we probably won't need religious exemptions for nurses, doctors, teachers, social workers, if no one's practicing their religion. The best way to protect religious freedom might be to remind people that they should love God."
~ John Garvey, Esq., President, The Catholic University of America. USCCB June 2012 General Assembly


Fortnight Closing Mass Remarks Archbishop William E. Lori, Archdiocese of Baltimore, July 4, 2013

Fortnight for Freedom and Religious Liberty Video- Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I, Archbishop of Chicago

Fortnight for Freedom Interactive Town Hall Meeting Video with Seán Cardinal O'Malley, O.F.M. Cap, Archbishop of Boston

Una quincena por la Libertad— Archbishop José H. Gómez, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, June 22, 2012

Repair My House: Renewing the Roots of Religious Liberty - Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., June 20, 2012, Indianapolis

Religious Freedom and the Love of God — John H. Garvey, Esq., President,The Catholic University of America, June 13, 2012, USCCB General Assembly

Opening Remarks for Domestic Religious Freedom Hour, USCCB General Assembly  — Archbishop William E. Lori, Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, June 13, 2012


Fortnight for Freedom Message from Pope Benedict XVI from Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, Apostolic Nuncio, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, July 4, 2012fortnight-freedom-closing-mass-2012-archbishops-chaput-vigano-150.jpg

Dignitatis Humanae, Reflections for the Fortnight for Freedom

Our First, Most Cherished Liberty: A Statement on Religious Liberty by the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty, April 12, 2012 en Español

United for Religious Freedom
, March 14, 2012 -
The bishops on the USCCB's Administrative Committee thank "all who have stood firmly with us in our vigorous opposition to this unjust and illegal mandate," clarify what the mandate is and is not about, and call for a nationwide prayer campaign to restore conscience rights and religious freedom.

Pope Benedict XVI warns of threat to freedom of religion, conscience in US, January 19, 2012


2013 Fortnight Closing Homily. Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, July 4, 2013

2013 Fortnight Opening Mass Homily. Archbishop William E. Lori, Archdiocese of Baltimore, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption, June 21, 2013

Fortnight for Freedom Homily Archbishop Robert Carlson, Archdiocese of St. Louis, July 3, 2013

Fortnight for Freedom Homily Seán Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, June 26, 2013

Fortnight for Freedom Homily Archbishop Joseph Naumann, Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS, June 23, 2013

Fortnight for Freedom Homily Timothy Cardinal Dolan, USCCB President, Archbishop of New York, June 21, 2013

Homily, Courts and Moral Relativism. Archbishop Thomas Wenski, Archdiocese of Miami, FL, April, 23, 2013.

Fortnight for Freedom Closing Mass Homily- Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap, Archbishop of Philadelphia, Basilica of thelori-baltimore-fortnight-montage National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, July 4, 2012

2012 Fortnight for Freedom Opening Mass Homily- Most Reverend William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption, June 21, 2012


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