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Fortnight for Freedom

Americans are justly proud of the freedoms secured by the first ten amendments to our Constitution, collectively known as the Bill of Rights. And freedom of religion is cited first: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof . . .” However,

WASHINGTON — The Archdiocese of Washington filed suit in federal court Nov. 28 over the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority’s advertising guidelines after the transit system rejected an Advent and Christmas advertisement. The archdiocese seeks injunctive relief after WMATA, as the agency is known, refused to allow an ad promoting

By Sister Constance Veit, L.S.P. In college I grew in my Catholic faith and had a strong experience of religious pluralism. I was involved in the Newman Center daily but I also had many non-Catholic friends and even frequented Hillel House, the Jewish student center. Several of my Jewish friends

Archdiocese of Cincinnati Office of the Archbishop 100 East Eighth Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 513-421-3131 Ext. 2810 June 8, 2017 My Dear Friends in Christ, One of the most precious freedoms we have as Americans is the religious liberty guaranteed by the First Amendment to our Constitution. Concerned about increasing

Christians continue to play an important cultural and spiritual role in the countries of the Middle East and the exodus of so many refugees fueled by the plagues of war and terrorism needs to be reversed for the sake of the region’s future. That was the heart of the message

Each year since 2012 dioceses around the country have arrange special events to highlight the importance of defending religious freedom. The Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day. To help local Catholics become more

The crowning event for the 2016 observance of Fortnight for Freedom in Cincinnati will be the visit of the Patriarch of Antioch for Maronites, to bring attention to the plight of Christians currently being persecuted in the Middle East. His Beatitude Mar Bechara Peter Cardinal Rai, the Patriarch of Antioch

By Karen Sampson Hoffman Catholic News Service BALTIMORE — Archbishop William E. Lori reminded those gathered for Mass June 21 at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore that when it comes to religious freedom, American Catholics and Christians worldwide are

Staff Report The Archdiocese of Cincinnati will observe the forth annual Fortnight for Freedom. “Preserve Religious Freedom” yard signs can be secured (at a cost of two for $1) by emailing strosley@catholiccincinnati.org. 

By Sarah Hinds Catholic News Service  WASHINGTON — A deep appreciation for religious liberty brought Anh Thu Vu of the Binh Thuan province of Vietnam to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception for the Fortnight for Freedom closing Mass July 4.