Fortnight for Freedom

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Thomas touches the wounds of the Risen Jesus.

Archbishop Lori: What Doubting Thomas can teach us about freedom

Jul 3, 2017

By Mary Farrow

An encounter with the Lord frees us from sin, and frees us for mission, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore... Read more

Saints, martyrs and the cross – Archbishop Gomez on true freedom

Jul 5, 2016

As church leaders rallied U.S. Catholics to defend their faith against an increasingly antagonistic society and government, the relics of... Read more

Feet of Jesus Christ.

Why one bishop thinks you should be a 'footnote' for Christ

Jul 5, 2016

By Matt Hadro

On America’s 240th Independence Day, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh called on Catholics to be “footnotes” for the truth that... Read more

Beware 'polite persecution,' archbishop warns

Jun 22, 2016

By Matt Hadro

With relics of two English martyrs currently touring the U.S., the Archbishop of Baltimore implored Catholics to follow their example... Read more

St. Thomas More. Public domain.

Now touring America: two English saints who died for their faith

Jun 21, 2016

A relic tour currently taking place in the United States highlights the virtues of two English saints who stood up... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Denver, Colorado.

Anti-Catholic history in US shows Church has survived and will continue, historian says

Jul 1, 2015

By Matt Hadro

As bishops warn of current threats to religious liberty in the United States, Catholics can take heart that such challenges... Read more

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Modern martyrs should inspire US Christians, archbishop says

Jun 22, 2015

The plight of persecuted religious believers overseas should inspire American Catholics and others to continue their defense of religious freedom... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley in Rome, Italy on May 4, 2012.

Ultimate freedom means choosing the good, bishop says

Jun 29, 2014

Bishop James Conley joined other religious leaders in Lincoln, Neb. for a prayer service for religious liberty, reminding those present... Read more

Archbishop William Lori.

Archbishop: Church must be free to imitate Christ through service

Jun 23, 2014

By Adelaide Mena

In seeking religious liberty, Catholics are seeking the freedom to serve in response to Christ’s love in the Eucharist, said... Read more

Archbishop William Lori delivers the homily during the 2012 Mass for Life and Liberty.

Religious freedom serves those in poverty, says Archbishop Lori

Jun 19, 2014

By Matt Hadro

Days before the start of the third annual Fortnight for Freedom, CNA spoke with Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore,... Read more

Participants pray at the opening Mass of the 2012 Fortnight for Freedom in Baltimore.

Service to poor will be focus of 2014 Fortnight for Freedom

Apr 29, 2014

The U.S. bishops have announced a third Fortnight for Freedom to encourage prayer and awareness of religious liberty, with a... Read more

Cardinal Donald Wuerl gives a homily during Mass at tomb of St Peter, January 16, 2011.

Laity must help restore religious liberty, Cardinal Wuerl says

Jul 4, 2013

To renew respect for religious freedom in society, the Church needs lay people who live out their religious beliefs with love,... Read more

Bishop James D. Conley.

Lincoln bishop: strengthen faith to restore religious freedom

Jul 1, 2013

The recent threats against religious freedom are an opportunity for the faithful to grow closer to God through prayer, fasting... Read more

Religious Freedom Rally in front of the Colorado State Capitol in Denver on June 22, 2013.

Denver rally draws hundreds in support of religious freedom

Jun 27, 2013

By Hannah Brockhaus

Hundreds of people in the Archdiocese of Denver attended a prayer rally for religious freedom on June 22, standing up... Read more

Diane Black (R-Tenn.) speaks at the press conference on Religious Freedom March 5, 2013.

Religious freedom erosion threatens all rights, panel says

Jun 24, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Federal lawmakers, archdiocesan representatives and leaders of companies and non-profit organizations came together at a Philadelphia forum to publicly support... Read more

Archbishop Lori delivers the opening homily of the  2012 Fortnight for Freedom.

Religion plays irreplaceable role in society, Archbishop Lori says

Jun 22, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Opening the 2013 Fortnight for Freedom, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore emphasized the unique contribution that religion brings to... Read more

US dioceses prepare for second Fortnight for Freedom

Jun 5, 2013

By Adelaide Mena

Dioceses across the country are preparing for the upcoming Fortnight for Freedom – now in its second year – by... Read more

Archbishop William Lori.

Second Fortnight for Freedom to highlight marriage, mandate

May 14, 2013

By Carl Bunderson

The U.S. bishops' conference has announced a second Fortnight for Freedom, scheduled for the two weeks leading up to Interdependence... Read more

People participate in the opening Mass of the Fortnight for Freedom on June 21, 2012 in Baltimore, Md.

Supporters say 'partisan' charge misses point of bishops' efforts

Jul 10, 2012

Critics who accuse the U.S. bishops of “partisanship” have misunderstood their motives by viewing religious questions in secular terms, supporters... Read more

Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.

Government cannot take away true freedom, Archbishop Chaput teaches

Jul 4, 2012

Government cannot give or take away the ultimate freedom found in obedience to God, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said... Read more