Freedom for all!

Today we celebrate our country’s independence. What a blessing it is for Americans to have the freedoms we have. As American Catholics, we must also ensure that we have religious liberty! Today marks the end of the Fortnight for Freedom, called for by the US Bishops to raise awareness, education, prayer, and action for the protection of religious freedom in our country. Please continue to stay informed, tell others, and take action to preserve respect for our Catholic faith in America.

Click here to read Archbishop Chaput’s “Repair My House: Renewing the Roots of Religious Liberty.”

“Religious freedom is a cornerstone of the American experience.” -Archbishop Charles Chaput, O.F.M, Cap.

 

TRUE FREEDOM: On Protecting Human Dignity and Religious Liberty

Cardinal Dolan writes new eBook on Religious Freedom!

True Freedom: On Protecting Human Dignity and Religious LibertyTimothy Cardinal Dolan of New York, President of the USCCB, has written True Freedom: On Protecting Human Dignity and Religious Liberty. Random House is publishing the eBook, which is available for electronic download now for only 99 cents!

In the book, Cardinal Dolan explains the need for all Americans to embrace a new culture rooted in what Blessed John Paul II called the Gospel of Life – where the sacredness of all human life and the freedoms that are their birthright, are upheld, respected and protected by law.

FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM BEGINS:

The Unitefortnight-for-freedom-montaged States Conference of Catholic Bishops has dedicated the fourteen days from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day, to a “fortnight for freedom”—a great hymn of prayer for our country. Our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome.  Culminating on Independence Day, this special period of prayer, study, catechesis, and public action will emphasize both our Christian and American heritage of liberty. Dioceses and parishes around the country have scheduled special events that support a great national campaign of teaching and witness for religious liberty.

Please join with our CatholicsComeHome.org team in praying for our beloved country.