Religious Freedom Week starts June 22nd

Religious Freedom Week 2019: Strength in Hope takes place from June 22 to 29. The Week begins with the Feast of Sts. John Fisher and Thomas More, ends with the Solemnity of Sts. Peter and Paul, and includes the Feast of the Nativity of St. John the Baptist. This year’s Religious Freedom Week is also notable in that it includes the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ (Corpus Christi) and the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

During Religious Freedom Week, Catholics are encouraged to pray and act each day for religious freedom. The Pray-Reflect-Act series aims to help Catholics build solidarity with people of faith who are persecuted abroad and find strength to carry out the mission of the Church here in the United States.  Click here for more.

Ms. Hillary Byrnes, head of the USCCB’s Religious Freedom Week efforts, was the guest on the June 22, 2019 edition of Catholic Forum. Listen at www.cdow.org/CatholicForum.