US Bishops call for Fortnight for Freedom
The United States Conference of Bishops is calling for a Fortnight for Freedom- fourteen days of prayer, education, and action- in support of religious freedom, from June 21, through July 4, 2012. During those two weeks, we will celebrate several saints who were martyred for their Catholic faith, and in the face of great persecution, remained faithful to Christ and His Church: St. John Fisher, St. Thomas More, St. John the Baptist, Saints Peter and Paul, and the first Martyrs of the Holy Roman Church.
During the Diocesan Evangelization Event, Turning Our Gaze to Christ, Bishop Quinn will offer Mass on Saturday, June 23, at 8:00 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist, Rochester, for the protection of our religious liberty. On Tuesday, June 26, at 7:00 p.m., at St. John the Evangelist, Rochester, the Catholic Medical Association will host University of St. Thomas law professor, Teresa Collett, who will speak about the importance of conscience in guiding healthcare decisions; everyone is welcome to attend.
Our Lord says that some demons can only be driven out by prayer and fasting.” (Mathew 17:21) The Fortnight is a beautiful opportunity to combine our prayer with fasting for the protection of our religious freedom.