Fortnight for Freedom events underway

| June 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

A religious freedom presentation and grandparents-grandchildren pilgrimage are planned locally to observe the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ annual Fortnight for Freedom, June 21 to July 4.

“Faith and Freedom: Grandparents and Grandchildren Pray at the Cathedral” will be 1 to 3 p.m. June 27 at the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, and Father Daniel Griffith, pastor of Our Lady of Lourdes and parochial administrator of St. Boniface, both in Minneapolis, will present “Religious Freedom and the Mission of the Catholic Church” 7 p.m. June 29 at St. Paul in Ham Lake.

In 2012, the U.S. bishops started Fortnight for Freedom to observe a series of martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power — St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, St. John the Baptist, Sts. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome.

For more information about the observance and events, visit the Fortnight for Freedom page on archspm.org.

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