7 Ways to Activate Your Fortnight for Freedom

fort•night (ˈfɔrtˌnaɪt, -nɪt)   n.  a period of fourteen nights and days; two weeks.

The Bishops in the United States have asked Catholics to join them in fourteen days of prayer starting on June 21 (the eve of the Feast of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher and leading up to Independence Day on July 4. Here are seven ways you can participate in this Fortnight for Freedom.

 

#7 Watch and Share the CatholicVote video on the Fortnight for Freedom

 

#6 Fast for Religious Liberty

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Make a sacrifice. Give up something. Fast.

St. Thomas More gave up his life. We can willfully give up one of our comforts in hope that God will use this sacrifice to protect our liberties.

 

#5 Read Archbishop Chaput’s  warning for Catholics: “We need to wake up”

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“There’s a special lesson in our current situation. Anyone who thinks that our country’s neuralgic sexuality issues can somehow be worked out respectfully in the public square in the years ahead, without a parallel and vigorous defense of religious freedom, had better think again.” 

Read the entire article now

 

#4 Understand the connection between religious liberty and defending natural marriage

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CNA / Addie Mena

“If same-sex marriage continues to gain ground in our law and culture, we’ll see an increased erosion of religious believers’ freedom to witness to their faith. And if that happens, we all lose out. A robust pluralism of diverse views will give way to an increasingly homogenized public life.” -Kim Daniels 

Read the rest of the article now

 

#3 Ask you pastor to preach on religious liberty.

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(Show him the resources available at fortnight4freedom.org)

#2 Donate to an organization fighting for religious liberty in our courts

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You can donate to the Becket Fund, Thomas More Society, Alliance Defending Freedom, Thomas More Law Center, The American Center for Law and Justice, The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund, and of course the CatholicVote.org Legal Defense Fund.

 

#1 Pray for Religious Liberty

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And our shepherds have given us great prayers to chose from. Among them:

The Litany of Liberty (PDF) (the title alone should have your attention and interest

Prayer to St. Thomas More (PDF) – he allowed himself to be put to death by the king rather than renounce the Catholic faith

Prayer to Our Lady of Gaudalupe (PDF) – Patroness of the Americas and the Unborn

Prayer to Mary Immaculate (PDF) – Patroness of the United States

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131 thoughts on “7 Ways to Activate Your Fortnight for Freedom

  1. Valerie Cook says:

    I include in my prayers everynight
    when I pray to protect Our Church and help those who are
    suffering from what is happening
    in this world. I pray for healing and helping one another with love.

  2. bob Albert says:

    A few of us pray the rosary in front of the abortion clinic on Sat. morning. We have saved a few babies after talking to the Moms.

  3. Maria Macik says:

    We have been having Adoration of Blessed Sacrament in our Church of Most Precious Blood in Oviedo, Fl for the Fortnight for Freedom.

  4. Jane rickert says:

    It is sad to me that so many of our Catholics are not interested in the Fortnight for Freedom and don’t even try to understand how our freedom is being attacked.

  5. Nereida Benitez says:

    They have gone too far. This nation has been bless and since God is not in the picture of this wonderful nation. God will take away the blessing. Because these are man made laws. We are not God!

  6. Patricia Gardner says:

    We have been praying the Rosary after daily Mass with anyone who wants to join us sense Oct. 1st. For a change of heart for those who perform abortions and those seeking abortions. Respect for life from conception to natural death and Religious freedom.

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