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Fortnight for Freedom
Learn more about the Fortnight for Freedom from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
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Religious Liberty
Religious freedom has profound implications for the common good of our nation and world.
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HHS Mandate
Did you know that the HHS mandate forces coverage of sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs and devices as well as contraception?
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Conscience Protection
Protecting conscience rights is of especially great importance to the Catholic Church, which daily contributes to the welfare of American society through a network of schools, social services, hospitals and assisted living facilities.
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Prayer Resources
The bishops have urged an intensification of penance and prayer for religious freedom in our country. Further, during this Year of Faith, these resources are provided to help the faithful learn more about our courageous forebears in the faith and to follow their example.
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Catholics are called to celebrate the "Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness" from June 21 to July 4. The theme of this year’s Fortnight focuses on the freedom to bear witness to the truth of the Gospel in accord with human dignity and the Church’s teaching.

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops have prepared materials to help dioceses and parishes participate in the Fortnight:

Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted invites the faithful to pray for religious freedom on the following days: