Fortnight for Freedom

A procession through downtown Chicago from St. Peter's in the Loop as part of a Fortnight for Freedom event took place on June 24. The campaign, initiated by the U.S. bishops in 2012, calls for a two-week period of prayer, education and action on preserving religious freedom in the U.S. One of the biggest threats to that freedom, the bishops state, is the HHS mandate. The observance ended July 4, Independence Day.
Following Mass at at St. Peter Church in the Loop, Father Matthew Compton led a Eucharistic procession through downtown Chicago to Federal Plaza. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)
People kneel in Federal Plaza following the Eucharistic procession. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)
Victor Vallejo, program manager/Latino outreach coordinator for the Respect Life Office, carries the cross during a procession into Federal Plaza following Mass at St. Peter Church in the Loop. (Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)
(Karen Callaway / Catholic New World)