Friday, June 22, 2012

Church must remain 'obstacle' to fully secular culture

'Fortnight for Freedom' begins in U.S.
Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore delivers the homily during the opening
Mass for the U.S. bishops' "fortnight for freedom" campaign at the Basilica
of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore
June 21. The two-week period will emphasize Church teaching on religious freedom.
Tom McCarthy Jr. / CNS.
The B.C. Catholic has Catholic News Service's coverage of the opening Mass of the "fortnight for freedom" campaign:
On the eve of the feast day of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori held up the two martyrs as a source of inspiration for American Catholics during a Mass June 21 launching the U.S. bishops' much-anticipated "fortnight for freedom." 
"Their courageous witness of faith continues to stir the minds and hearts of people yearning for authentic freedom, and specifically, for religious freedom," he said. 
With the hope of drawing greater attention to the weakening of religious freedoms in America, the U.S. bishops called for the fortnight for freedom, which lasts through July 4, to be 14 days dedicated to prayer, education, and public action.
Read the full story at The B.C. Catholic website.

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