Sunday, July 7, 2013
Fortnight For Freedom (June 21 – July 4, 2013)
The U.S. bishops have called for a Fortnight For Freedom, a two-week period of prayer and action, to address many current challenges to religious liberty, including the August 1, 2013 deadline for religious organizations to comply with the HHS mandate, Supreme Court rulings that could attempt to redefine marriage in June, and religious liberty concerns in areas such as immigration and humanitarian services.
My husband and I was fortunate enough to go to the Opening Mass (June 21, 2013) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, Maryland (Archbishop William Lori, Celebrant) and the Closing Mass (July 4, 2013) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C. (Donald Cardinal Wuerl, Celebrant and Homilist). Celebrating Mass with so many people was awe-inspiring. It was an experience I will never forget!