The Diocese of Des Moines is participating in the third annual Fortnight for Freedom, a national effort to advance a movement for life, marriage and religious liberty through prayer, penance and sacrifice. In Des Moines, the fortnight will be marked with a holy hour, keynote speaker and reception beginning at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 22 at St. Ambrose Cathedral. All are invited.

The Fortnight for Freedom runs June 21-July 4 with the goal of emphasizing the fundamental right of religious freedom. 

Keynote speaker Omar Gutierrez, of the Archdiocese of Omaha, will talk in English and Spanish on the Church’s social teaching and human dignity.

“He was a natural fit for this year’s theme, which is ‘Freedom to Serve,'” said Adam Storey, diocesan director of Marriage and Family Life and a co-organizer of the event.

For more information, go to Fortnight4Freedom.org or dmdiocese.org/religious-liberty.cfm.