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Religious liberty and constructive freedom

Religious liberty and constructive freedom

| Jason Adkins | June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Almost 40 years ago, in June 1979, Pope John Paul II traveled to his homeland of Poland, and within nine days ignited a human rights revolution that continues to shape the Church and the world today.

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National effort on religious liberty seen helping state advocacy on issue

National effort on religious liberty seen helping state advocacy on issue

| Sean Gallagher | June 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Since its creation, the U.S. bishops’ religious liberty committee has garnered much attention on the national stage for its efforts to protect religious freedom and fight government infringement on that freedom.

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Fortnight for Freedom events underway

Fortnight for Freedom events underway

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

A religious freedom presentation and grandparents-grandchildren pilgrimage are planned locally to observe the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual Fortnight for Freedom, June 21 to July 4.

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Relics of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher draw crowds to Cathedral

Relics of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher draw crowds to Cathedral

| June 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Goodness, virtue and holiness: This is the secret to the lives and martyrdom of these two saints,” said John Boyle, a University of St. Thomas professor of theology and Catholic Studies, of Sts. Thomas More and John Fisher. “They worked hard at knowing and loving their sweet savior, Jesus Christ.”

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‘Witnesses to Freedom’ theme of church’s fortnight for religious liberty

‘Witnesses to Freedom’ theme of church’s fortnight for religious liberty

| June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

“It is remarkable to see the witness of so many martyrs throughout the history of the church who love the land and people of their birth, even as they are being persecuted,” said the USCCB statement on the 2016 Fortnight for Freedom. “We can emulate this in our work today to promote religious freedom in the U.S., as it is of a piece with our efforts to contribute to the good of all Americans.”

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Everyone is called to be a witness

Everyone is called to be a witness

| Jason Adkins | June 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Church in the United States will once again observe the Fortnight for Freedom June 21-July 4. This two-week period is an opportunity for the whole Church to pray, study and reflect upon the great gift of religious freedom — our first, most cherished liberty.

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Archbishop to Catholics: Pray the rosary through July 4

Archbishop to Catholics: Pray the rosary through July 4

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

In a homily following the annual May rosary procession, Archbishop John Nienstedt called on Catholics to pray the rosary daily through July 4 for the success of efforts to support and protect religious freedom in the United States.

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Challenging the culture as we celebrate Independence Day

Challenging the culture as we celebrate Independence Day

| Sister Constance Veit | July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

When we observed the Fortnight for Freedom in 2012, I naively thought it would be a one-time event. I assumed that the HHS Contraceptive Mandate would soon be overturned and our congregation of Little Sisters of the Poor would quickly fall out of the public eye. But this month marks our third Fortnight, and our lawsuit against the federal government over the HHS Mandate is still pending as I write this.

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Religious liberty means ‘freedom to serve’

Religious liberty means ‘freedom to serve’

| Jason Adkins | June 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to a recent Pew Research study, the U.S. level of government restrictions on religion (3.7 on a 10-point scale) is 54 percent higher than the world median (2.4) in 2012, the latest year for which data are available.

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Fortnight for Freedom

Fortnight for Freedom

| June 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

Local events include prayer, education and advocacy for religious liberty

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News Notes – June 5, 2014

News Notes – June 5, 2014

| June 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

– Priests celebrate 50th anniversaries
– Benedictine brother ordained to priesthood
– Save the date: Mass for religious freedom

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Protecting ‘gift of our freedom’ starts with knowing, sharing faith

Protecting ‘gift of our freedom’ starts with knowing, sharing faith

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

As the government more tightly circumscribes citizens’ freedom to act on religious convictions in society, Catholics need to learn their faith well and be willing to defend it in charity against those who oppose it or don’t understand religious liberty and the threats it faces, according to speakers at a June 22 Freedom Forum on religious liberty at St. Peter in Mendota.

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