Gift of Freedom


The United States celebrates its independence on July 4. Beyond fireworks and picnics, this is a day to thank God for our freedom and to pray for those who don’t enjoy the freedoms of our country. In addition to prayer, we are called to action. In 2007, the U.S. bishops wrote, “Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship: A Call to Political Responsibility from the Catholic Bishops of the United States.” This document explains that “responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation.” Visit the Faithful Citizenship website to learn more.