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Setting a Good Example: Catholic College Participating in Fortnight for Freedom

Aquinas College in Nashville, Tenn., is reaching out to ensure that its community is fully informed and able to participate in the Fortnight for Freedom that begins Thursday June 21 and ends July 4.

Catholics across the United States will be following the lead of U.S. bishops on Thursday to begin two weeks of praying, studying, teaching, and taking public action in order to stand up for religious liberty and to “emphasize both our Christian and American heritage of liberty.”

Every day of the Fortnight members of the Aquinas College community will gather in the college chapel to recite the rosary and the Litany for Religious Freedom.

Aquinas College is also providing the campus community with the option of signing up for email alerts during the Fortnight.  The emails will include information on religious freedom and the martyrs whose feast days are celebrated during the fortnight.

From the Aquinas College press release:

Aquinas College will observe the Fortnight for Freedom—a period of prayer, study, catechesis, and public action in the two weeks leading up to Independence Day—called for by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in light of recent threats to religious liberty in our country. Between June 21 and July 4, the Church celebrates the feast days of martyrs who were faithful witnesses against coercive political power: St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More, St. John the Baptist, SS. Peter and Paul, and the First Martyrs of the Church of Rome.

More information is available from Aquinas College here.  Also, you can learn more about the Fortnight for Freedom on the website of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Aquinas College is recommended iThe Newman Guide to Choosing a Catholic College for its strong Catholic identity.

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