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Weigel: Beyond the Fortnight for Freedom

George Weigel of NRO writes:

The senhttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifsitivity to local anniversaries in the Catholic liturgical calendar often makes for happy, if coincidental, intersections with the civil calendar. Thus the “Fortnight for Freedom,” a period of intensified prayer and work for religious liberty mandated by the U.S. Catholic bishops, began two weeks ago on the eve of the liturgical feats of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher — two Tudor-period martyrs who died defending the freedom of the Church — and ended on the Fourth of July. So it happened that my students and colleagues in the Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society, holding its 21st annual assembly in Krak√≥w, marked America’s Independence Day with a Mass of special local resonance: for July 4, in Poland’s ancient capital, is also the liturgical commemoration of the dedication of Wawel Cathedral.
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