Religious Freedom Week (formerly Fortnight for Freedom) begins June 22, the Feast of Sts. Thomas More & John Fisher, and goes through June 29. Join our U.S. bishops and Catholics across the nation to pray and act for the freedom to serve faithfully and with integrity “For the Good of All.”

Read a statement announcing Religious Freedom Week from Archbishop Wenski of Miami, acting chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) Committee for Religious Liberty. (June 22, 2020)

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 means that all people have the space to flourish. Religious freedom is both an American value and an important part of Catholic teaching on human dignity. When we promote religious freedom, we promote the common good and in doing so, strengthen the life of our nation and the community of nations.

Pray, reflect & act

Civilize It: Dignity Beyond the Debate

A divided country. Fights at the dinner table. Political vitriol. 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 in the 2020 campaign season. The year-long campaign began Nov. 3, 2019. Learn more, sign the #CivilizeIt pledge.

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