U.S. Catholic bishops are calling for a "Fortnight for Freedom" to be observed from June 21-July 4th:
"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."
NOM's mission is two-fold: to protect marriage and to protect the faith communities that sustain it. There is no doubt that the HHS mandate poses a grave and unprecedented risk to the full expression of religious freedom promised by the First Amendment of our Constitution, so we proudly stand shoulder-to-shoulder with Catholics and other faith communities in opposing this intrusive and unnecessary mandate.
As our supporters well know, the redefinition of marriage also poses immediate and grave risks to religious liberty in this country, which is one of the reasons why we track issues related to marriage and religious liberty closely on our blog, have established a Marriage Anti-Defamation Alliance, and continue to be actively vigilant when individuals and institutions have their core civil liberties attacked and diminished simply because their faith inspires them to be pro-marriage.
We will be announcing more opportunities for our supporters to participate in the Fortnight for Freedom leading up to June 21st. We entreat your prayers and invite you to prepare to participate actively in the meantime!