Fortnight for Freedom
The fourteen days from June 21--the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More-to July 4, Independence Day, are dedicated to this "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.
In Fairbanks Bishop Kettler will be preaching at Sacred Heart Cathedral on the importance of religious freedom on Sunday 1 July at 10 AM. He has also asked every church in the diocese that has bells to ring them at noon on 4 July.
For more information on Fortnight for Freedom go to the USCCB's website: