Of Marriage and Fortnights for Freedom..
In response to the USCCB’s Call to Prayer for Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty, several talks on marriage will be presented throughout the Archdiocese. Dr. Ed Hogan, Director of Paul VI Institute and Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, will be the speaker. All are invited to this FREE event.
The remaining events are being held:
Monday, June 17
St. Francis Borgia High School
1000 Borgia Dr., Washington, 63090
Tuesday, June 18
St. Margaret Mary Alacoque Church
4900 Ringer Rd., St. Louis, 63129
Thursday, June 20
Sacred Heart Church
751 N Jefferson St., Florissant, 63031
Cathedral Basilica at Boland Hall
4431 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, 63108
In this Year of Faith, the Catholic Bishops of the United States have called for a nationwide effort to advance a movement for Life, Marriage, and Religious Liberty through prayer, penance, and sacrifice. Catholics across the nation are being encouraged to pray for rebuilding a culture favorable to life and marriage and for increased protections of religious liberty. This call to prayer is prompted by unprecedented challenges to the Church and the nation, particularly the HHS Mandate and current trends in government and culture toward redefining marriage.
The goal of this call to prayer is twofold: (1) to in-crease awareness of these challenges and (2) to build spiritual stamina and fortitude among the faithful so that we can be effective and joyful witnesses of faith, hope, and charity and agents of the New Evangelization. (From the USCCB)
To that end, the second “Fortnight for Freedom” begins on June 21st, the vigil of the Feast of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, and runs through Independence Day on July 4th. Archbishop Carlson will celebrate a Fortnight for Freedom Mass on July 3, at Noon at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis. All of the faithful are invited to attend and pray for the foundation of these three key issues: Life, Marriage and Religious Liberty. Go to http://archstl.org/call-to-prayer to find out more.