The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have declared a Fortnight for Freedom, starting today -- the vigil of Thomas More and John Fisher -- and ending on the Fourth of July. We Catholics in the United States should join our prayers with those of our shepherds, and offer our daily Offices and Rosaries -- you are praying the Rosary daily, aren't you? -- for the intention of preserving religious liberty and the rights of the Church in this country, and for the utter, crushing, and humiliating defeat of the Church's enemies.
Reciting the bishops' Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty might not be a bad start.
O God our Creator, through the power and working of your Holy Spirit, you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world, bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel to every corner of society.
We ask you to bless us in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty. Give us the strength of mind and heart to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened; give us courage in making our voices heard on behalf of the rights of your Church and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.
Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father, a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters gathered in your Church in this decisive hour in the history of our nation, so that, with every trial withstood and every danger overcome — for the sake of our children, our grandchildren, and all who come after us — this great land will always be "one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."
We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
And since St. Thomas More died to vindicate the rights of the Catholic Church in his own country, it might not hurt to invoke him as well:
Dear Scholar and Martyr, it was not the King of England but you who were the true Defender of the Faith. Like Christ unjustly condemned, neither promises nor threats could make you accept a civil ruler as head of the Christian Church. Perfect in your honesty and love of truth, grant that lawyers and judges may imitate you and achieve true justice for all people. Amen.