Thursday, May 31, 2012

Fortnight for Freedom

The US Conference of Catholic Bishops is sponsoring a "Fortnight for Freedom" from June 21-July4.  This is to be "a 14-day period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom" -- and it really should include, I might add, fasting.


Please join in with a renewed prayer effort during this time, whether you are Catholic or not.  Many of the prayers here and here can be used by any Christian; I suspect most Catholics will prefer traditional prayers like the Rosary, the Memorare, the Litany of the Holy Name of Jesus, etc.

One thing I intend to do is to learn the words to the hymn above: "O Lord, Save Thy People."  Yes, I know it's specifically Orthodox, but the Holy Father is working hard to heal that rift, and it's a beautiful hymn that says it well. 

Thanks to Simcha Fisher, by the way, for pointing this out.   I share her distaste for the upcoming election and her conviction that politics alone is not a cause for hope.

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