June 15, 2016
At the end of June, our Church will once again focus on religious liberty during the Fortnight for Freedom, which will take place June 21 to July 4. This year's theme -- Witnesses to Freedom -- recognizes the lives of more than 14 women and men of faith, from all over the world, who bear witness to authentic freedom in Christ.
This two-week time period is designed to promote the importance of preserving the essential right of religious freedom, for now and the future, for Catholics and for those of all faiths. The fortnight also promotes prayer, education and public action.
Relics of English martyrs visit South Florida
The Fortnight for Freedom occurs annually at a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power, including St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher. A national tour of relics of these two martyrs of the English Reformation will make just one stop in Florida -- in the Archdiocese of Miami at the
Church of the Little Flower
in Coral Gables on Sunday, June 19. Archbishop Thomas Wenski will celebrate Mass at 10:30 a.m. with veneration of the relics before and after. Prayer will be lead by the Sisters of the Pierced Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Visit the USCCB website to learn more about the Fortnight for Freedom: