To Celebrate Liberty, We Must Understand That It Comes From God

David Oatney Catechism, New Evangelization, Vocations, Year of Faith

Today is the day when we, as Americans, are supposed to celebrate our freedom and our liberty. It was 237 years ago that the political forefathers of this great country declared independence from Great Britain. There was only one Catholic signer of the Declaration of Independence, Charles Carroll, who was a cousin of the very first Archbishop of Baltimore, John …

Leaving the Clergy To Do It

David Oatney New Evangelization, Priesthood, Year of Faith

Tonight begins the second annual (and I suspect that it will be annual) Fortnight for Freedom, the observance by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops designed to call attention to threats to religious liberty in our country, everything from the abominable Health and Human Services Department mandate that will force Catholic institutions from schools to hospitals to social service …

Fortnight for Freedom set for June 21-July 4

Bill Brewer Catholic Church, News

WASHINGTON (Catholic News Service) — The U.S. bishops’ second annual Fortnight for Freedom — a period of prayer and fasting to raise awareness of challenges to religious liberty, both nationally and internationally — is planned for June 21 to July 4. The observance kicks off with Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore celebrating an evening Mass June 21 at the …