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Jul 3, 2017 - 03:47 pm .- An encounter with the Lord frees us from sin, and frees us for mission, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore at the closing Mass for the USCCB’s Fortnight for Freedom.
Jul 6, 2016 - 12:42 am .- As church leaders rallied U.S. Catholics to defend their faith against an increasingly antagonistic society and government, the relics of Blessed Oscar Romero and St. Junipero Serra made an appearance at the Los Angeles cathedral.
Jul 5, 2016 - 12:19 pm .- On America’s 240th Independence Day, Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh called on Catholics to be “footnotes” for the truth that is Christ.
Jun 22, 2016 - 11:54 am .- With relics of two English martyrs currently touring the U.S., the Archbishop of Baltimore implored Catholics to follow their example by defending religious freedom.
Jun 21, 2016 - 05:04 pm .- A relic tour currently taking place in the United States highlights the virtues of two English saints who stood up for conscience and paid the ultimate price.
Jul 1, 2015 - 03:15 pm .- As bishops warn of current threats to religious liberty in the United States, Catholics can take heart that such challenges have faced them before, and they have persevered, one Church historian says.
Jun 22, 2015 - 04:11 pm .- The plight of persecuted religious believers overseas should inspire American Catholics and others to continue their defense of religious freedom at home, Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore said.
Jun 29, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- Bishop James Conley joined other religious leaders in Lincoln, Neb. for a prayer service for religious liberty, reminding those present that choosing goodness is what constitutes ultimate freedom.
Jun 23, 2014 - 05:09 pm .- In seeking religious liberty, Catholics are seeking the freedom to serve in response to Christ’s love in the Eucharist, said the archbishop of Baltimore at the start of the 2014 Fortnight for Freedom.
Jun 19, 2014 - 02:40 am .- Days before the start of the third annual Fortnight for Freedom, CNA spoke with Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, who heads the U.S. bishops' religious liberty committee, to discuss religious freedom in America today.
Apr 29, 2014 - 04:01 pm .- The U.S. bishops have announced a third Fortnight for Freedom to encourage prayer and awareness of religious liberty, with a particular focus on how it enables service to the poor and vulnerable.
Jul 4, 2013 - 02:05 pm .- To renew respect for religious freedom in society, the Church needs lay people who live out their religious beliefs with love, said Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington, D.C.
Jul 2, 2013 - 12:07 am .- The recent threats against religious freedom are an opportunity for the faithful to grow closer to God through prayer, fasting and penance, said Bishop James C. Conley of Lincoln, Neb., in a recent column.
Jun 27, 2013 - 04:15 am .- Hundreds of people in the Archdiocese of Denver attended a prayer rally for religious freedom on June 22, standing up for the right to serve God in their public and private lives.
Jun 24, 2013 - 05:28 pm .- Federal lawmakers, archdiocesan representatives and leaders of companies and non-profit organizations came together at a Philadelphia forum to publicly support religious liberty from governmental threats.
Jun 22, 2013 - 10:06 am .- Opening the 2013 Fortnight for Freedom, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore emphasized the unique contribution that religion brings to society, warning that it must be protected and allowed to flourish.
Jun 5, 2013 - 05:03 pm .- Dioceses across the country are preparing for the upcoming Fortnight for Freedom – now in its second year – by organizing a variety of prayer and educational activities with a religious liberty theme.
May 14, 2013 - 04:10 am .- The U.S. bishops' conference has announced a second Fortnight for Freedom, scheduled for the two weeks leading up to Interdependence Day, to raise awareness and support for the right to religious liberty.
Jul 10, 2012 - 04:05 am .- Critics who accuse the U.S. bishops of “partisanship” have misunderstood their motives by viewing religious questions in secular terms, supporters of the Catholic hierarchy say.
Jul 4, 2012 - 12:07 pm .- Government cannot give or take away the ultimate freedom found in obedience to God, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput said at the closing Mass of the U.S. bishops' “Fortnight for Freedom.”