WASHINGTON — The U.S. bishops’ conference has announced a second "Fortnight for Freedom," scheduled for the two weeks leading up to Independence Day, to raise awareness and support for the right to religious liberty.
“The need for prayer, education and action in defense of religious liberty has never been greater,” said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore. “The 'Fortnight for Freedom' exists to meet that need.”
The pastoral initiative will begin with a Mass June 21 (the eve of the feast day of martyrs Sts.Thomas More and John Fisher) celebrated by Archbishop Lori at the Baltimore basilica. It will conclude at noon on July 4 with a Mass at the Washington basilica, to be celebrated by...READ MORE