Every year the Catholic Church in the United States highlights the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom celebration takes place from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day.

Below is a link to several resources (in English & Spanish) the Bishops of the United States have developed to help talk, educate and reflect on the important and vital issue of religious freedom.

 

FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM RESOURCES 2017

 

Prayer For Our Nation

 

God our Father, Giver of life, we entrust the United States of America to Your loving care. You are the rock on which this nation was founded. You alone are the true source of our cherished rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Reclaim this land for Your glory and dwell among Your people.

Send Your Spirit to touch the hearts of our nation’s leaders. Open their minds to the great worth of human life and the responsibilities that accompany human freedom. Remind Your people that true happiness is rooted in seeking and doing Your will.

Through the intercession of Mary Immaculate, Patroness of our land, grant us the courage to reject the “culture of death.” Lead us into a new millennium of life. We ask this through Christ Our Lord.

 

Amen.