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Fortnight for Freedom

Meryl Streep Fills In For Bishops

Celia Wexler | Posted 01.10.2017 | Religion
Celia Wexler

What's sad for me is that in this day and age, we have to look to the entertainment industry for moral guidance. They are filling a huge vacuum created by the deafening silence from the leaders of my church, and from other faith leaders.

How Hobby Lobby Killed Religious Liberty

Jon O'Brien | Posted 09.20.2014 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

The Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision is a disaster for women, and we can lay the blame squarely at the feet of the Obama administration.

A "Fortnight for Freedom" From Shutdown?

Dawn Morais | Posted 01.23.2014 | Hawaii
Dawn Morais

There is a murmuring in the pews. Is it possible the bishops are launching another Fortnight for Freedom -- this time to protest the assault on the lives of ordinary people by the Tea Party-led GOP?

Is There A Political Plan B For The Bishops?

Thomas Reese, S.J. | Posted 01.12.2013 | Religion
Thomas Reese, S.J.

The U.S. Catholic bishops took a beating at the polls. Not only was President Obama reelected, despite their attacks on him, the bishops also lost on state referendums on same-sex marriage.

Polling Shows That Bishops' Campaign Failed

Jon O'Brien | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Jon O'Brien

Catholics know what's at stake, and they're making up their own minds despite the influence the bishops claim, or the relative importance the hierarchy's influence and divisive campaigns garner in the media.

A Fortnight For The Rest Of Us

John W. McCarthy | Posted 11.24.2012 | Religion
John W. McCarthy

I'm fine with the bishops having a Fortnight for Freedom -- and who isn't really? We all love freedom, and I'd venture to even say we love fortnights. However, we're missing the real issue at hand: poverty.

New Meaning To The Mass Text

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 09.10.2012 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

The July 4 closing of the Fortnight for Freedom at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington drew a standing-room-only crowd, a fact that stunned organizers given the holiday.

Let's Celebrate Real Religious Freedom

Jon O'Brien | Posted 09.02.2012 | Religion
Jon O'Brien

Today's American Catholic bishops would have us think they are the latest victims of religious persecution. Their claims denigrate the suffering of those who know the true meaning of that term.

Jaweed Kaleem

After Health Care Ruling, Catholic Bishops Urge Flock To Rally For Religious Freedom | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 06.28.2012 | Religion

Catholic bishops have vowed to continue the fight against what they say is one of the most objectionable outcomes of the health care law that the Supr...

Was The Fortnight For Freedom A Dud In New York City?

Michele Somerville | Posted 08.28.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Two hundred and fifty Catholics assembled on the first day to hear New York's top priest, Timothy Dolan, celebrate Mass and reflect on religious liberty. It's likely his public relations nosedive has necessitated a few alterations in the plan.

Catholicism's Fortnight Identity Crisis

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 08.22.2012 | Religion
Joseph Amodeo

As Fortnight for Freedom begins, we can only hope that this great period of prayer and reflection will lead the Catholic Church to see that this quest for "religious freedom" should be a call for the Church itself to examine its own understanding of human liberty and dignity.

Who's Funding The Catholic Bishops' Religious Freedom Campaign?

St. Louis Post-Dispatch | Tim Townsend | Posted 06.21.2012 | Religion

ATLANTA (RNS) On Thursday (June 21), Catholics across the country will amplify what is an already loud outcry from the hierarchy over the federal gove...

Catholic Bishops Issue Threat Of Civil Disobedience by Millions Of Catholics

Posted 04.12.2012 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service (RNS) The nation's Catholic bishops are calling on the faithful to pray and mobilize in a "great national ca...