Fortnight

2017 Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom for Mission - June 21 to July 4

Each year dioceses around the country arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day.

Take Action Sunday Resources for Pastors, Administrators, Parish Life Coordinators and Designated Volunteer Parish Respect Life Coordinators

Take Action Sunday is a program developed by Human Life Action (HLA), a project of National Committee for a Human Life Amendment (NCHLA), which supports the U.S. Bishops’ pro-life legislative agenda.

All materials below have prepared by HLA and provided with the permission of HLA.

Would you like items to be printed and sent to your parish to use for Take Action Sunday?

Request the above materials here no later than June 9, 2017.

Reflect, Act, Pray

Let us take a few moments each day from June 21 - July 4 to pray, reflect, and take action on religious liberty, both here in this country and abroad.

Coming soon!

  • To serve migrants and refugees | en español
  • To be God's servants first | en español
  • To care for the sick | en español
  • To bear witness to Truth | en español
  • For Christians in the Middle East | en español
  • To serve God with our whole lives | en español
  • To seek the Truth | en español
  • To serve our communities through education | en español
  • For the freedom to serve the vulnerable | en español
  • To serve families seeking and children awaiting adoption | en español
  • To build stronger communities | en español
  • For our brothers and sisters in Mexico | en español
  • To promote a culture of freedom for all | en español

Additional Resources

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Fact Sheets

Learn more about current challenges to religious freedom, both here in the United States and abroad.

What can I do?

Do you want to learn more?
Do you want to take action?

Contact your representatives in the Senate and House and ask them to overturn the HHS Rule.


2016 Resources from the U.S. Bishops:

In 2016, we looked at the lives of more than 14 women and men of faith, from all over the world, who bear witness to authentic freedom in Christ.

2015 Resources from the U.S. Bishops:

2015 Statements

2014 Statements

2013 Statements

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