The U.S. bishops have called for a Fortnight for Freedom, a two-week period of prayer and action, to address many current challenges to religious liberty, including the August 1, 2013 deadline for religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate, Supreme Court rulings that could attempt to redefine marriage in June, and religious liberty concerns in areas such as immigration and humanitarian services.

“In today’s world, religious freedom is more often affirmed than put into practice,” Pope Francis.

Click here to read an interview with Archbishop (of Baltimore) Lori regarding this year’s Fortnight for Freedom LINK