The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is asking all of us to take part in the Fortnight for Freedom from June 21st – July 4th. This is a time for all the faithful to unite in prayer, penance and action for the protection and preservation of religious freedom. Click here for the USCCB website where you will find prayers, pamphlets and other information on how you can take part in the Fortnight for Freedom, including links to local diocesan events.
We are grateful and blessed to live in a country founded on Judeo-Christian principles which affords our God-given right to religious liberty. Freedom is not only a gift from God, but a responsibility which in turn requires our vigilance. Let us be vigilant in prayer and hope, because as Pope Benedict XVI reminds us, “God is the foundation of our hope: not any god, but the God who has a human face and has loved us to the end.”