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Dioceses Gear Up For Fortnight For Freedom, June 21-July 4


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ABSTRACTDioceses Gear Up For Fortnight For Freedom, June 21-July 4 Home | Offices | Bookstore | Contact Us | Share | Subscribe Buscar / Search:  Prayer and Worship Liturgical Calendar Prayers Blessings Devotionals Liturgical Resources Resources for the Eucharist Sacraments Roman Missal Beliefs and Teachings Who We Teach How We Teach What We Believe Dialogue With Others Vocations Issues and Action Get Involved Take Action Now Religious Liberty Faithful Citizenship Marriage and Family Cultural Diversity Human Life and Dignity Child and Youth Protection Media Audio Blogs and Columns Catholic News Service Media Relations Movie Reviews News Releases Video Bible Today's Reading Books of the Bible Understanding the Bible Approved Translations Liturgy Permissions Catholic Giving Opportunities for Giving Ways to Get Involved About USCCB Strategic Plan Priority Plan Leadership Bishops and Dioceses USCCB Offices Contact USCCB Financial Reporting USCCB Employment Print | Share | Calendar | Diocesan Locator        Items of Interest Frequently Asked Questions About the Defense of Marriage Don Stenberg Attorney General of the State of Nebraska et al v Leroy Carhart MD Catholic Charities of Sacramento v Superior Court Catholic Organizations to Congress, Administration: Protect Conscience Rights Life Issues Forum: Standing Together for Conscience Rights Foro Asuntos de Vida: En defensa de los derechos de conciencia Bishops Call For Renewal of International Religious Freedom Commission Bishops Urge Senate Judiciary Committee to Oppose Bill That Would Repeal Defense Of Marriage Act Address on Religious Liberty Life Issues Forum: On Conscience Rights: There Oughta Be a Law Cardinal to Senate: Respect Religious Freedom of All Letter to His Beatitude Fouad Twal Regarding Suffering of Christians in the Middle East Response from His Beatitude Fouad Twal Letter to Archbishop Onaiyekan Questions and Answers on "Marriage and Religious Freedom" Letter (Jan. 12, 2012) Boy Scouts vs Dale Rulemaking Bishop Lori to Brief Bishops on Religious Liberty Issues; Names Members, Consultants of Ad Hoc Committee Bishops Hail Court Decision Upholding Religious Liberty Religious Leaders Join Together In Support Of Marriage, Religious Liberty see all 20 pages Other News Releases: June 8, 2012 Pope Names Auxiliary Bishops For Diocese Of Rockville Centre, NY June 5, 2012 Peter’s Pence Collection Helps Cast The ‘Peace Of Christ’ Upon The World June 4, 2012 Vatican Critiques Book By Mercy Sister Margaret Farley Audio Blogs and Columns Catholic News Service Media Relations Movie Reviews News Releases Video   USCCB > Media > News Releases >   Dioceses Gear Up For Fortnight For Freedom, June 21-July 4   June 11, 2012 WASHINGTON—Dioceses nationwide will highlight religious liberty during the Fortnight for Freedom, June 21-July 4. The Fortnight celebration opens with a June 21 Mass at 7 p.m. at Baltimore’s Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, celebrated by Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore. A closing Mass will be celebrated July 4, in Washington, at 12:10 p.m. at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington will celebrate the Mass, and Archbishop Charles Chaput, OFM Cap. of Philadelphia, will be homilist.The Mass will be televised nationwide on the EWTN cable network. A list of diocesan activities can be found at www.fortnight4freedom.org . Celebrations range from special Masses and Holy Hours for religious liberty to concerts and multi-media presentations, to a Catholic trivia night and distribution of yard signs and car magnets. The Archdiocese of Washington plans a “prayerful celebration of freedom,” June 24 at 4 p.m. at George Washington University’s Smith Center, where Cardinal Wuerl will host over 4,000 attendees at a music and video program tracing the history of religious liberty and celebrating the Catholic experience. More information can be found at www.sacredproperty.org . The Washington Archdiocese also will host a “Be the Conscience!” music festival for young adults featuring Catholic artists on June 23, at 6 p.m. at Fridays Creek Winery, Owings, Maryland. The archdiocese also will provide 10,000 religious liberty car magnets and plans an “I Am Free Because” Twitter campaign. In another effort, the archdiocese has encouraged parishioners to pray a short prayer for religious freedom (“Minute to Win It!”) each day at 3 p.m., May 23, just before Pentecost, to November 25, the feast of Christ the King. A Catholic Triv.......