Fortnight For Freedom 2017

What is the Fortnight for Freedom?

Each year dioceses around the country arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day.

The theme of this year’s Fortnight is Freedom for Mission. The theme seeks to complement the USCCB-hosted Convocation of Catholic Leaders, which includes a focus on missionary discipleship and will take place in Orlando from July 1 to July 4.

The Fortnight for Freedom will again take place from June 21 to July 4. This two‐week period is a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power, including St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome.

In past years, people have participated in the Fortnight in diverse ways, including interfaith prayer services, special Masses and holy hours, and public events where speakers have highlighted the various threats to religious liberty, including at home and abroad.

Click HERE to download the following informational materials:

-Bulletin Prayer and Action Sheets
-How To Talk About Religious Freedom
-Intercessory Prayers
-Scripture Passages
-2017 Talking Points

Additional information can be found HERE at the official Fortnight For Freedom Website.