The Daily Vine
Latest News Releases
Facts and Backgrounders
Image Use
Media Requests
Texas Catholic Herald >
Radio Ministry
Calendar of Events

The Daily Vine

Fortnight continues: A prayer for religious liberty
June 25, 2012

As the Fortnight for Freedom continues, join in this Prayer for Religious Liberty by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops:

En Espanol

from your provident hand we have received
our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
You have called us as your people and given us
the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God,
and your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be "one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Copyright © 2012, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Washington, DC. All rights reserved.
By U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops
Comments: 0
Tags: Fortnight for freedom, religious liberty, religious freedom, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, prayer for religious liberty

Comments Post comments  
There are no comments posted yet.


Celebrate World Mission Sunday - Oct. 23

Bishops call for abolition of death penalty

Statement in response to Catholics for Choice campaign

Calling all law enforcement personnel: Blue Mass set for Sept. 24

Second collection supports students at Catholic universities

Ministry Spotlight
Office of Justice and Peace

The Office of Justice and Peace promotes the social mission of the Church. In addition, the Office facilitates opportunities for the Catholic faithful to act on the social teachings of the Church by organizing social action networks in parishes throughout the Archdiocese. The Office also implements the mission of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, the U.S. Bishops’ domestic anti-poverty campaign, by awarding grants to community organizations and economic development projects that achieve systemic change to break the cycle of poverty.