from the Office for Divine Worship
Archdiocese of Philadelphia
The 5th Annual Fortnight for Freedom is being observed nationally June 21st to July 4th and is sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The initiative calls Catholic from across the country to stand united in defense of our first, most cherished liberty—that of religious freedom.
- Pray - Hold a prayer vigil for religious freedom. Eucharistic adoration, the Rosary, and the Divine Mercy Chaplet are all forms of intercession for our country and our first freedom. The U.S. bishops have made ;prayer resources available. You can download them using this link.
- Learn - Catholic teaching on religious freedom is rich and has much to offer our culture today. Consider getting a study group together to read and discuss what religous freedom is really all about. Resources are available using this link.
- Gather - Get together and celebrate religious freedom with a parish picnic or barbeque. Hand out religious freedom conversation starters as a way to spur discussion about our first, most precious liberty.
- Pilgrimage - Join Catholics from all over the country in the nation's capital on July 4 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception to pray for our county and for our Church.
- Share! - We want to hear from you! Share pictures of Fortnight celebrations in your area on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #Fortnight4Freedom. Your picture might make it to our USCCB website!