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US bishops announce 2nd Fortnight for Freedom

Catholic World News - May 14, 2013

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has announced that the second annual Fortnight for Freedom on behalf of religious liberty will take place from June 21 to July 4.

“The need for prayer, education, and action in defense of religious liberty has never been greater," said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore, chairman of the USCCB Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty. "This year's fortnight occurs just weeks before August 1, when the administration’s mandate coercing us to violate our deeply-held beliefs will be enforced against most religious non-profits. During the Fortnight the Supreme Court's decisions on the definition of marriage will likely be handed down as well. Those decisions could have a profound impact on religious freedom for generations to come.”

Archbishop Lori will celebrate the fortnight’s opening Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore. Cardinal Donald Wuerl will celebrate the closing Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.

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  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - May. 14, 2013 10:29 PM ET USA

    And will the bishops be withholding their votes from the legislators who have trampled upon our religious rights and given us gay marriage? Or will social justice issues trump religious freedom?

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