July 7, 2015 // Uncategorized

Fortnight for Freedom bears witness to religious freedom

Photos by Joe Romie

FORT WAYNE — The Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom to Bear Witness began nationwide on June 21 with events, education, reflection and prayer that focused on “the freedom to bear witness” to the truth of the Gospel as the nation faces serious threats to its religious freedom. According to the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops it is “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.”

Read Bishop Rhoades’ homily from the closing Mass here.

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