The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has launched a "Fortnight for freecom" campaign in the wake of the contraception coverage mandate under the "ObamaCare" health care program.
In 21st century America, few people seem inclined to lose their heads for their religious faith and in this enlightened age of tolerance it may seem to most people quite unnecessary. But United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has chosen the eve of the feast day honoring two 16th century English martyrs to begin a campaign for religious liberty in America. On Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, Catholics gathered at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption in Baltimore around the country to begin a two-week period of prayer and devotion called a "Fortnight for Freedom" for the cause of religious liberty throughout the world. The prayer vigil will formally conclude with a 12:10 pm. Mass on Wednesday, July 4th at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. with Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, as the homilist.