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What are you doing for religious freedom?

Jun. 27 at 9:09am

The United States bishops have asked for our participation in a "Fortnight for Freedom."  Here's the announcement at the USCCB:

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 prayerstudycatechesis, 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.

I saw a friend yesterday who's making a point of starting conversations wherever she goes.  And she's asking every priest she encounters to raise it in homilies.  She's also praying lots of holy hours.  I'm fasting from wine, saying prayers, and working on a post on the subject.  

What are you doing?

 

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