Fortnight for Freedom

We are called to follow Christ as missionary disciples by seeking the truth, serving others, and living our faith in all that we do. Across the U.S., Catholics will be celebrating the Fortnight for Freedom beginning on June 21st, the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More. Let us take a few moments each day during the Fortnight to pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty.

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has provided a variety of resources, including daily reflections and guides, which help Christians speak with friends and neighbors about religious freedom and work to clear up misconceptions about it.

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.

Week 1
Day 1: Freedom to serve migrants and refugees
Day 2: May we be God’s servants first
Day 3: Freedom to care for the sick
Day 4: Freedom to bear witness to Truth
Day 5: Freedom to serve God with our whole lives
Day 6: Freedom to seek the Truth
Day 7: For Christians in the Middle East

Week 2
Day 8: Freedom to serve through education
Day 9: For the freedom of the Church
Day 10: Freedom to serve those awaiting adoption
Day 11: Freedom to serve the vulnerable
Day 12: Freedom to build stronger communities
Day 13: For our sisters and brothers in Mexico
Day 14: Promote a culture of freedom for all

“Hold firm, stand fast, and insist upon what belongs to you by right as Catholics—our first, most cherished liberty” (USCCB).