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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Fortnight for Freedom

Fortnight For Freedom

As many Catholics know, our bishops have declared a “Fortnight for Freedom,” which will run from June 21-July 4, and will give Catholics a unique opportunity to stand up for religious freedom, the “first freedom” in the United States, which is currently being cast aside by leaders in our government.
By now we should understand the struggle we’re up against, particularly regarding the HHS mandate requiring the Catholic Church, among others, to provide contraception, sterilization and abortion-inducing drugs to its employees, in direct contradiction to their moral beliefs as well as the freedoms guaranteed by our Constitution.
Our bishops have declared this Fortnight for Freedom as a period for prayer, action and catechesis.  It begins on the vigil of the Feast of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, two men whose defense of their Faith against an out-of-control government cost them their lives.  It ends on July 4, Independence Day for our country.
See the link below to the USCCB’s Web site, and a special prayer for religious freedom, and investigate what your diocese is doing.  As Catholics and as Americans, it is our right and our duty to stand for the principles that have guided our Church and our country.
Also, please watch the video at the link below.  It is an incredible homily about contraception, religious liberty, and our duties of how to vote as Catholics.  It is about 15 minutes long, but well worth it.