Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fortnight for Freedom

The Catholic bishops of America have called for a "Fortnight for Freedom," a time of prayer, action, and witness.  We are asked to focus on the continuing struggle for religious liberty.

Click here to view an inspirational video from

And here is what the bishops have said, "The fourteen days from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More—to July 4, Independence Day, are dedicated to this “fortnight for freedom”—a great hymn of prayer for our country. Our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. Culminating on Independence Day, this special period of prayer, study, catechesis, and public action will emphasize both our Christian and American heritage of liberty. Dioceses and parishes around the country have scheduled special events that support a great national campaign of teaching and witness for religious liberty."

Our parish is sponsoring Eucharistic Adoration, Benediction, and prayer for the next two Friday evenings.  In addition, the rosary will be recited in the church before EVERY mass for two weeks:  our 3 dailies, plus the weekend services.

Tonight our family will decide how we will participate.

Sometimes I don't believe this mandate will last or ever be enforced.  Then I think about how entrenched Roe vs. Wade is, and how few people probably realized 40 years ago that it could even happen or where it would lead.

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