PP and AM I’m glad you are praying. Please encourage others to pray also.
Not a peep from anyone in my diocese or any parishes here about the Fortnight either.
Not a peep this past year from the clergy during their homilies, or in parish bulletins, about the issues.
CATHOLICS ARE NOT IN THE KNOW and in fact many are very misinformed or poorly informed, and too many are ignorant and apathetic about the issues and about what is going on.
I pray every day for the Church’s and our nation’s leaders.
It’s how it was 45 years ago, when Pope Pius VI issued Humanae Vitae on the regulation of births – our clergy ignored it. Maybe they can be excused to some degree, maybe they didn’t get it from their bishops and we didn’t have the Internet back then.
It’s how it was 40+ years ago when abortion was legalized (1970 in a few states, 1973 nationwide). No instruction to the Catholics in the pew or Catholic students about the evils of abortion.
USCCB website: usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/
There is a list of resources for parish and other use, including bulletin inserts, on the left side of the web page. I wonder how many bishops have instructed their pastors and Catholic school administrators to look at and use this website.
Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty
O God our Creator,
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.