Fortnight for Freedom
June 21, 2013 - July 4, 2013
This event will be held in Catholic churches throughout the United States from June 21, the vigil of the feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, to July 4, Independence Day. During the fortnight, the liturgical calendar highlights a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power, St. John the Baptist, Sts. Peter and Paul, the first martyrs of the Church of Rome, St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More. Through prayer, study and peaceful public action, we hope to remind ourselves and others all throughout the United States about the importance of preserving the fundamental right of religious freedom.