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Bishop Burbidge to celebrate Fortnight for Freedom Mass

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Arlington Bishop Michael F. Burbidge will celebrate Mass June 22 at the Cathedral of St. Thomas More to mark the opening of Fortnight for Freedom 2017. The Mass will be followed by a reception in Burke Hall.


Fortnight for Freedom is an annual 14-day event held in dioceses and parishes across the United States to raise awareness about the importance of religious freedom. Launched in the summer of 2011 by the U.S. Catholic Conference of Bishops, the initiative serves as a vital channel for promoting the preservation and protection of religious liberty through prayer and activism.

This year's theme, "Freedom for Mission," focuses on the importance and value of our freedom to be witnesses to the Catholic faith in how we pray, serve others and promote a culture of freedom.

Baltimore Archbishop William F. Lori will celebrate the closing Mass July 4 at the Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando, Fla.

© Arlington Catholic Herald 2017