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Fortnight For Freedom - thatbirdwoman - 06-21-2013

Apparently it starts today. Is anyone participating? Are your parishes having any extra activities?


Re: Fortnight For Freedom - Tim - 06-21-2013

Down in Sarasota Florida, Fr. Fryar is having an Hour of Adoration after the Low Mass every day. He streams the Mass everyday and he's streaming the Hour, too. At the end of the hour he has Benediction.

http://www.christthekingsarasota.org/

On the landing page click on the left Live Mass, then on that page at the bottom on the right is Live, click this and you're there. It's very handy for anyone shut in or with time.

tim


Re: Fortnight For Freedom - DustinsDad - 06-21-2013

I noticed a few weeks back a few parishes here locally put up congratulatory/supportive messages on their outside signs for the Shriners since their annual parade was going on. That may count as participating in the Fortnight for Masonry. (Plus, year or so ago many parishes here also put up messages congratulating them on their 100 year anniversary.)

Oh wait...you said Fortnight for Freedom, not Fortnight for Masonry. Nevermind.


Re: Fortnight For Freedom - Scriptorium - 06-21-2013

Are you this cheerful with Dustin?


Re: Fortnight For Freedom - DustinsDad - 06-21-2013

(06-21-2013, 01:26 PM)Scriptorium Wrote: Are you this cheerful with Dustin?

Umnmmm. Yes.

Gallows humor. The insanity of Catholic parishes praising masonry is almost as insane as the USCCB using a battle cry of Masonry (religious liberty) as our own banner with which to defend Holy Mother Church from the attacks of an athiestic godless government.

We won't defeat masonry by claiming their heretical beliefs as our own. God will not be mocked.

DD


Re: Fortnight For Freedom - Magdalene - 06-21-2013

I have not seen anything really at the parish level (and I suspect this Fortnight is being greeted with a collective yawn by most Catholics) but the Archdiocese did put out some suggestions:

Catholics urged to draw spiritual weapons, defend religious liberty

CALENDAR FROM ARCHDIOCESE OF DENVER (Suggestions for the Fortnight for Freedom)

JUNE 21. FRIDAY.

Fast by abstaining from meat and eating only one full meal.  Give up snacks, desserts and alcohol.

JUNE 22 SATURDAY.

Attend the “Prayer in the Square” rally from noon to 2 p.m. at the state Capitol

June 23, SUNDAY 

Give up TV for the day & replace it with Rosary, Memorare, Chaplet of Divine Mercy

JUNE 24 MONDAY

Sign up for texts from the Bishops by texting "FREEDOM" to 377377 or visiting www.usccb.org/freedom


JUNE 25, TUESDAY

Contact government officials and ask them to support religious free- dom. For information, visit www. cocatholicconference.org or call the Colorado Catholic Conference at 303-894-8808.

JUNE 26 WEDNESDAY.

Pray a decade of the Rosary for students studying politics

JUNE 27 THURSDAY. 

READ "Catholics in the Public Square" by Bishop Thomas Olmsted (Diocese of Phoenix)

JUNE 28 FRIDAY.

Fast by abstaining from meat & eating only one full meal.  Give up snacks, desserts & alcohol.

JUNE 29 SATURDAY

HOST A HOME MOVIE NIGHT , watch "A Man For All Seasons" about St. Thomas More or "For Greater Glory" about the struggle for religious freedom in Mexico less than 100 years ago.

JUNE 30 SUNDAY.

Spend time in Eucharistic Adoration praying for state, local & national elected officials

JULY 1. MONDAY.

Give up social media or other computer time and replace it with prayer, such as Rosary, Memorare or Chaplet of Divine Mercy

JULY 2 TUESDAY

Pray a decade of the Rosary for lawyers defending freedom

JULY 3 WEDNESDAY

Offer a special prayer or sacrifice for our veterans and those currently in the military in thanksgiving for the right to worship freely as Catholics

JULY 4 THURSDAY

Sing or recite a favorite patriotic hymn for our country.

Many times in history - Elijah, Ninevah, Battle of Lepanto - people in unison have turned to God asking for His Mercy & He has answered their prayers by turning the tide of history.




Re: Fortnight For Freedom - deprofundis - 06-21-2013

@DustinsDad

:)

This is precisely what I think everytime I see "Preserve Religious Freedom" signs.


Re: Fortnight For Freedom - Scriptorium - 06-21-2013

Prayer for the Protection of Religious Liberty

O God our Creator,
from your provident hand we have received
our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
You have called us as your people and given us
the right and the duty to worship you, the only true God,
and your Son, Jesus Christ.
Through the power and working of your Holy Spirit,
you call us to live out our faith in the midst of the world,
bringing the light and the saving truth of the Gospel
to every corner of society.

We ask you to bless us
in our vigilance for the gift of religious liberty.
Give us the strength of mind and heart
to readily defend our freedoms when they are threatened;
give us courage in making our voices heard
on behalf of the rights of your Church
and the freedom of conscience of all people of faith.

Grant, we pray, O heavenly Father,
a clear and united voice to all your sons and daughters
gathered in your Church
in this decisive hour in the history of our nation,
so that, with every trial withstood
and every danger overcome—
for the sake of our children, our grandchildren,
and all who come after us—
this great land will always be “one nation, under God,
indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

We ask this through Christ our Lord.

Amen.


Re: Fortnight For Freedom - DustinsDad - 06-21-2013

Pope Gregory XVI, Mirari Vos, 1832 Wrote:14. This shameful font of indifferentism gives rise to that absurd and erroneous proposition which claims that liberty of conscience must be maintained for everyone. It spreads ruin in sacred and civil affairs, though some repeat over and over again with the greatest impudence that some advantage accrues to religion from it. "But the death of the soul is worse than freedom of error," as Augustine was wont to say.21 When all restraints are removed by which men are kept on the narrow path of truth, their nature, which is already inclined to evil, propels them to ruin. Then truly "the bottomless pit"22 is open from which John saw smoke ascending which obscured the sun, and out of which locusts flew forth to devastate the earth. Thence comes transformation of minds, corruption of youths, contempt of sacred things and holy laws--in other words, a pestilence more deadly to the state than any other. Experience shows, even from earliest times, that cities renowned for wealth, dominion, and glory perished as a result of this single evil, namely immoderate freedom of opinion, license of free speech, and desire for novelty.