A special Fortnight for Freedom Mass will be held in Louisville on Friday, June 23, 5:00 p.m. at the Little Sisters of the Poor (15 Audubon Plaza Drive, Louisville, KY 40217).

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is holding its annual Fortnight for Freedom, a special time for prayer, education, and action.  The Fortnight includes the 14 days from June 21 – the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, great martyrs who remained faithful in the fact of religious persecution – to July 4, Independence Day. The theme for 2017 is “Freedom for Mission,” Fortnight for Freedom 2017: Freedom for Mission. We encourage you to hold firm, to stand fast, and to insist upon what belongs to you by right as Catholics and Americans. Our country deserves the best we have to offer, including our resistance to violations of our first freedom.

2017 Fortnight for Freedom Resources

Our First, Most Cherished Liberty


How To Talk About Religious Freedom


5 Ways to Celebrate Fortnight for Freedom



Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty
Eucharistic Holy Hour Template/en Español
Fortnight Mass Prayer, Prayer for Religious Liberty English and Spanish, Full Sheet
Litany for Liberty/en Español
Prayers of the Faithful/en Español

Downloadable Prayer Cards (longer version) in English:

– Mary Immaculate
– Our Lady of Guadalupe
– St. Thomas More

Downloadable Prayer Cards (longer version) in Spanish:

– Mary Immaculate
– Our Lady of Guadalupe
– St. Thomas More


Bulletin Blurbs in English and Spanish

Resources for Prayer Reflection and Action

Witnesses to Freedom:

Little Sisters of the Poor/en español
Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More/en español
Coptic Martyrs /en español
St. John the Baptist/en español
Ven. Henriette Delille/en español
Bl. Oscar Romero /en español
Martyrs of Compiègne/en español
Fr. John Bapst, SJ  /en español
Sts. Peter and Paul/en español
Sts. Felicity and Perpetua/en español
Bl. Miguel Pro/en español
St. Maximilian Kolbe/en español
St. Edith Stein/en español
St. Kateri Tekakwitha/en español

14-Day Reflections on Dignitatis Humanae/en Español
Pope Francis on Religious Freedom/en Español

Fact Sheet: Frequently Asked Questions/en Español


Fact Sheet: Current Threats to Religious Liberty/en Español http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/upload/Current-threats-to-religious-liberty.pdf

Fact Sheet: Can Equal Playing Field for People of Faith/en Español


Fact Sheet: Marriage and Religious Freedom


Fact Sheet: Pastoral Care of Immigrants & Refugees 


For other fact sheets, go here.

Religious Liberty Videos


A Call to Prayer Facebook Page
Catholic Conference of Kentucky Facebook
Catholic Conference of Kentucky Twitter
Fact Sheet: Texting Campaign
Sign up for the Call to Prayer: Pledge to Fast – Intentions and Reflections
USCCB Action Center
USCCB Fortnight For Freedom Web Page

USCCB Additional Resources

Our First Most Cherished Liberty
Document Study Guide
Fortnight For Freedom Graphics and Downloads

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