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Archbishops Lori, Chaput to preach during bishops' religious liberty campaign

Catholic World News - May 21, 2012

The US bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom campaign will begin on June 21 with a Mass celebrated by Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore and conclude on July 4 with Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

"Culminating on Independence Day, this special period of prayer, study, catechesis, and public action would emphasize both our Christian and American heritage of liberty," the bishops' Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty said in April upon announcing the campaign. "Dioceses and parishes around the country could choose a date in that period for special events that would constitute a great national campaign of teaching and witness for religious liberty."

Cardinal Donald Wuerl will be the principal celebrant at the July 4 Mass; Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia will be the homilist.

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  • Posted by: John J Plick - May. 26, 2012 1:24 PM ET USA

    "Cardinal Donald Wuerl will be the principal celebrant at the July 4 Mass; Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia will be the homilist." That's quite an interesting combination.

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