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About Fortnight for Freedom

The Catholic Church affirms the right of religious liberty and encourages government at the local, state, and federal levels, to protect it and to resist any unnecessary restraints on its exercise. During the period from June 21 to July 4, the United States Bishops invite the faithful to participate in the “Fortnight for Freedom” to highlight the importance of protecting religious liberty. 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.

Observe Fortnight for Freedom in Your Parish or School

Get ideas at You'll find prayer and liturgical resources, fact sheets, and daily reflections.

Hosting an event?

Get the word out about your Fortnight for Freedom event. Submit your event to the diocesan website calendar. Select the category Fortnight for Freedom.