Fortnight for Freedom 2017: Freedom for Mission

Each year, dioceses around the country 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.

Useful United States Conference of Catholic Bishops resource: How to Talk about Religious Liberty

DAY 14
Freedom to promote a culture of freedom for all
PRAY
That we would work to build a culture that recognizes and respects the dignity and freedom of all people. (Click on image for today’s full resource.)
DAY 13
For our brothers and sisters in Mexico
PRAY

That through the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, all people in Mexico will have the freedom to live out their faith. (Click on image for today’s full resource.)
DAY 12
Freedom to build stronger communities
PRAY
That the Church and all religious institutions would have the freedom to contribute to the flourishing of our society. (Click on image for today’s full resource.)
DAY 11
Freedom to serve the vulnerable
PRAY
That the Holy Spirit would give all Christians the courage and humility to serve Christ by serving the vulnerable. (Click on image for today’s full resource.)
DAY 10
Freedom to serve families seeing and children awaiting adoption
PRAY
For children awaiting adoptive parents, for the caregivers who selflessly serve those children, and for the families who are seeking to adopt; that they will find strength & support from the Church. (Click on image for today’s full resource.)
DAY 9
For the freedom of the Church
PRAY
That the Church would have the space to carry out her mission of service and mercy for the whole world. (Click on image for today’s full resource.)
DAY 8
Freedom to serve our communities through education
PRAY
That Catholic schools would have freedom to teach and bear witness to the truth about God and creation.  (Click on image for today’s full resource.)
DAY 7
For Christians in the Middle East
PRAY
For our sisters and brothers in the Middle East; that through the intercession of the Apostles, who established these most ancient churches, Christians and all religious minorities would be freed from violent persecution. (Click on image for today’s full resource.)
DAY 6
Freedom to seek the Truth
PRAY
That the Spirit of Wisdom would illumine our minds and open our hearts, as we seek to know the truth about God and to live in the fullness of that truth. (Click on image for today’s full resource.)
DAY 5
Freedom to serve God with our whole lives
PRAY
That all Christians would have the courage to serve God with our whole lives and to live out our faith with boldness and compassion. (Click on image for today’s full resource.)
DAY 4
Freedom to bear witness to Truth

PRAY
That the Holy Spirit would give us the courage to bear witness to the truth of the Gospel, even in the face of social and legal pressure. (Click on image for today’s full resource.)
DAY 3
Freedom to care for the sick
PRAY
That nurses, doctors, therapists, and all ministers of healing would be strengthened by the Holy Spirit in their imitation of Christ’s compassion and care for the sick. (Click on image for today’s full resource.)
DAY 2
May we be God’s servants first
PRAY
Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, pray that we would be servants of our country, but God’s first. (Click on image for today’s full resource.)
DAY 1
Freedom to serve migrants and refugees
PRAY
That the Lord would protect all migrants and refugees, and that all those who work with people on the move would be free to serve. (Click on image for today’s full resource.)