U.S. bishops ask supporters to text ‘Freedom’
June 21, 2012
By Catholic Review Staff
In a quest to draw more support for the national campaign for religious freedom, the U.S. bishops launched a text message campaign June 21, the first day of the Fortnight for Freedom.
Supporters should text the word “Freedom” to 377377 in order to join the move and receive regular updates on how to protect religious freedom worldwide.
“Across America, our right to live out our faith is being threatened – from Washington’s forcing Catholic institutions to provide services that contradict their beliefs, to state governments’ prohibiting religious charities from serving the most vulnerable,” said Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore, the chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty. “We encourage all supporters around the country to text the simple, meaningful word ‘Freedom’ (for English) or ‘Libertad’ (for Spanish) to 377377 to join the movement.”
The U.S. bishops plan to communicate with supporters via SMS (short message service) about twice monthly.
Reply STOP to opt-out.
For a schedule of Fortnight for Freedom events in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, click here.
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