Pray, reflect and act to uphold religious freedom

Religious Freedom Week takes place from June 22, the Memorial of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher, through June 29, the Solemnity of Sts. Peter & Paul. Religious freedom allows the Church, and all religious communities, to live out their faith in public and to serve the good of all. Join Catholics across the country to pray and act for the freedom to serve faithfully and with integrity. (What areas of religious liberty are the bishops inviting us to focus on this year? )

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All people are equipped with the desire to know their Creator. All people have a natural impulse to seek the good and to live in accordance with that good. Religious freedom is both an American value and an important part of Catholic teaching on human dignity. Through prayer, education, and public action during Religious Freedom Week, the faithful can promote the essential right of religious freedom for Catholics and for those of all faiths.

Pray, reflect & act

Daily reflections from the USCCB:
Day 1: June 22 | en español
Day 2: June 23 | en español
Day 3: June 24 | en español
Day 4: June 25 | en español
Day 5: June 26 | en español
Day 6: June 27 | en español
Day 7: June 28 | en español
Day 8: June 29 | en español

Downloadable social media graphics: English and Español

Additional News and Resources:

Read Bishop Walkowiak’s columns: Why religious freedom matters, and not only for Catholics | Por qué es importante la libertad religiosa, y no solo para los Católicos (June-Junio 2023 FAITH Grand Rapids magazine)
In defense of religious freedom” (December 2020 FAITH Grand Rapids magazine)

The State of Religious Liberty in the United States Annual Report, Jan. 2024 (USCCB’s Committee for Religious Liberty)

U.S. Catholics urged to promote ‘essential right’ of religious freedom through prayer, action (OSV, June 12, 2024)

Civilize It: Dignity Beyond the Debate

A divided country. Fights at the dinner table. Political vitriol. Whether it’s a presidential election year or not, what does it mean to love our neighbors in the midst of such a climate? The U.S. bishops’ have responded to that question with Civilize It, a campaign that invites Catholics to model civility, love for neighbor, and respectful dialogue. Learn more, sign the #CivilizeIt pledge.

Stay connected

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