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US bishops’ ‘Fortnight for Freedom’ begins June 21

Catholic World News - June 21, 2012

The US bishops’ Fortnight for Freedom campaign in defense of religious liberty begins with a June 21 evening Mass celebrated by Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore. The Mass will take place at Baltimore’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption.

"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 across the nation are planning Masses, holy hours, Eucharistic processions, rallies, concerts, lectures, and other activities as part of the fortnight.

The fortnight will conclude on July 4 with Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

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