|“We used to only ask, ‘Are you hungry. Are you in need?’ With [the Health and Human Services] mandate, we will now have to ask, ‘Are you Catholic?’ The burden that would be put back on the government would be great should Catholic assistance be forced to disappear. It is alarming to think of the thousands, in our area alone, who would not receive assistance if this mandate stands.” - Bishop Kevin Farrell|
The Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Serve will take place from June 21 to July 4, 2014, a time when our liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power—St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome. The theme of this year's Fortnight will focus on the freedom to serve the poor and vulnerable in accord with human dignity and the Church's teaching. Check out 14 ways you can celebrate the Fortnight in your parish! More educational and prayer resources below.
|July 6 Fortnight for Freedom Closing Event: In the Dallas Diocese, we will mark the closing of the Fortnight on Sunday, July 6, with a Patriotic Rosary at 1:30 p.m. (preceded by 12:15 Mass) and a luncheon presentation at 2:30 p.m. on Faithful Citizenship at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 600 S. Jupiter Rd., Richardson.|
Fortnight for Freedom:
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For more info, visit www.usccb.org/conscience.