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Fortnight for Freedom

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Fortnight 2015: Freedom to Bear Witness

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore at a news conference in Washington in July, 2013.  CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn"Keeping the spirit of the Gospel means that Catholic institutions are to bear witness in love to the full truth about the human person by providing social, charitable, and educational services in a manner that fully reflects the God-given dignity of the human person." - Archbishop William E. Lori, Chairman, Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, on the "Freedom to Bear Witness"

The Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2015, a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. The theme of this year's Fortnight will focus on the "freedom to bear witness" to the truth of the Gospel.

Fortnight Spotlight...

Archbishop Kurtz on Same Sex Marriage Ruling, and Where the Church Goes from here
June 29, 2015, Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, OSV News Weekly

Supreme Court Decision on Marriage, A Tragic Error
June 26, 20145, USCCB News Release

Fortnight 2015 Sunday Homily
June 28, 2015, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, Diocese of Springfield, IL

Crippling First Freedom, Fortnight Editorial
June 9, 2015, National Catholic Register

Pope Francis & Religious Freedom, Quotes from Our Holy Father / en Español

Fortnight for Freedom in U.S. Church
May 5, 2015, Vatican Radio

Religious Liberty and the Practice of Charity
John Garvey, J.D., President, Catholic University of America

ISIS and Indiana: The Global Crisis of Religious Liberty and Catholic Responsibility
Thomas Farr, Ph.D., Director, Religious Freedom Project, Georgetown University

Help Persecuted Christians and Support Traditional Families
Helen Alvaré, J.D., Professor of Law, George Mason University

Religious Freedom is Under Stress, Red Mass Homily
April 23, 2015, Archbishop Thomas G. Wenski

Fortnight for Freedom 2014 Closing Homily
Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, USCCB President, Archdiocese of Louisville

Fortnight for Freedom 2014 Opening Homily
Archbishop William E. Lori, Archdiocese of Baltimore

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Why do we need the Religious Freedom Restoration Act?


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Various religious leaders, including Archbishop Joseph Kurtz, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, issued an open letter on April 23, 2015, entitled The Defense of Marriage and the Right of Religious Freedom: Reaffirming a Shared Witness."

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