The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has declared June 21-July 4, 2012, the Fortnight for Freedom, a time for U.S. Catholics to engage in prayer and political action to defend the rights of the Catholic Church in the United States. The main concern of the Fortnight for Freedom is, of course, the Obama administration's contraception mandate. But the bishops' call for Catholics to educate themselves on both the American tradition of religious freedom and the Church's teaching on religious liberty has a certain urgency to it, that looks beyond the current fight to a future in which Catholics and other Christians in the United States may face even more restrictions on our worship of Christ—which, as the Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty (composed by the USCCB for the Fortnight of Freedom) correctly notes, is not only the right but the duty of all mankind.
You can find numerous resources for the Fortnight for Freedom on the USCCB's website, but make sure to check with your own diocese as well to find out what events they have planned for the Fortnight for Freedom. (The Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, where I reside, has set up its own website for the occasion, with additional materials and announcement of diocesan events. For example, Bishop David J. Malloy will hold a Red Mass for Religious Liberty today at noon for local lawyers, judges, law-enforcement officers, and government officials.)
At a minimum, every Catholic in the United States should be able to pray the Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty every day during the Fortnight for Freedom. We should never forget that prayer can make a difference: Sometime next week, right in the midst of this event, the U.S. Supreme Court will announce its decision on the constitutionality of ObamaCare. If all or most of the legislation is declared unconstitutional, the HHS mandate will fall with it.