The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), concerned over the threats to religious freedom both at home and abroad, has called on all dioceses, parishes and other Catholic institutions to participate in a “Fortnight for Freedom,” June 21-July 4. This will be a 14-day period of prayer, education and action by American Catholics in support of religious freedom. I invite and encourage all Catholics in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles to join with Catholic faithful across our nation during this special time of prayer, study, catechesis, and public action to emphasize both our Christian and American Heritage of liberty. Below, you will find informational links intended to help your parish or group plan events and participate as fully as possible in this national event.
Additionally, I am pleased to announce that our archdiocesan observance of a “Fortnight for Freedom” will take place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 10 am. I will celebrate Holy Mass that day, with special prayers for religious freedom. All of you are invited to join me on June 24 for this Holy Mass.
Most Reverend José H. Gomez
Archbishop of Los Angeles
Archbishop Gomez on the importance of religious Liberty: