The Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Serve will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2014, a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. The theme of this year's Fortnight will focus on the freedom to serve the poor and vulnerable in accord with human dignity and the Church's teaching.
Please check out the menu items on the left side of this page to view prayer resources
, fact sheets
, and other helpful Fortnight and religious liberty pages on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Most Reverend Richard J. Malone, Th.D., Bishop of Buffalo, will continue the Fortnight of Prayer at 8:00 a.m. Mass at St. Rose of Lima Church, corner of Parkside and Parker Avenues, Buffalo, where he will be celebrating the Rosary Novena for Life Mass and then later that same day at 4:30 p.m. Mass at St. Joseph Cathedral, 50 Franklin Street, Buffalo, NY. Both of these Masses are open for anyone in the Diocese who would like to come and pray with us for the intentions of the Fortnight.
The Fortnight of Prayer will conclude with Bishop Edward Grosz on Tuesday, July 1 at 3:00 pm with a Holy Hour and Benediction at the Dominican Monastery of Our Lady of the Rosary, 335 Doat Street, Buffalo, NY.
Is your parish participating in the Fortnight of Prayer? Please email us the information and we will publish it on our website, Facebook and press release.
For more information call the pro-life office (716) 847-2205.
LIST OF PARISHES PARTICIPATING IN THE FORTNIGHT FOR FREEDOM HOLY HOUR
Materials and Information on FORTNIGHT 4 FREEDOM 2014
The materials below are already available publicly through the website www.Fortnight4Freedom.org, so please feel free to distribute widely or provide website links:
1. Frequently Asked Questions about Religious Liberty
2. 14-Day Study Guide on Dignitatis Humanae
3. Litany for Liberty
4. A series of examples of Current Threats to Religious Liberty in the U.S.
5. A series of examples of International Religious Freedom issues
6. Prayers of the Faithful (as part of the Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty)
"Fortnight for Freedom" graphics
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