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The 912 Project-Nebraska Message Board › Fortnight for Freedom June 23rd 9:30 Memorial Park, Omaha

Fortnight for Freedom June 23rd 9:30 Memorial Park, Omaha

Darlene E.
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Omaha, NE
Post #: 250

Fortnight for Freedom June 23rd 9:30 Memorial Park, Omaha

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Freedom Rally
Memorial Park, Omaha
Join Archbishop George Lucas and the faithful from throughout the archdiocese to celebrate the blessings of liberty and to understand the severe threats posed by governmental actions which violate our first and most cherished freedom.
Schedule of Events
Rosary …………………………… 9:30 a.m.
Program ………………………….. 10:00 a.m.
Process to St. Margaret Mary…….. 10:45 a.m.
Exposition, Homily, Benediction.... 11:00 a.m.
Conclusion ……………………….. 11:30 a.m.
Fortnight For Freedom
Published Sunday, May 27, 2012 A.D. | By Donald R. McClarey

The fight over the HHS Mandate is about to come to a boil. In June the Bishops are going to have this document inserted in Mass bulletins throughout the nation which mentions the necessity of disobeying immoral laws in certain situations.
Some unjust laws impose such injustices on individuals and organizations that disobeying the laws may be justified. Every effort must be made to repeal them. When fundamental human goods, such as the right of conscience, are at stake, we may need witness to the truth by resisting the law and incurring its penalties.
I am almost thankful to President Obama. Due to his blind hubris, his willingness to ride roughshod over American liberties for cheap perceived political advantage, he has awakened the Church in this country from her slumber, and reminded Catholics that they are part of the Church Militant here on Earth.
Beginning for two weeks, up to Independence Day, the Bishops are having a Fortnight For Freedom:
On April 12, the Ad Hoc Committee on Religious Liberty of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) issued a document, “Our First, Most Cherished Liberty,” outlining the bishops’ concerns over threats to religious freedo...
Bishops in their own dioceses are encouraged to arrange special eve...
The fourteen days from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. John....
We here at The American Catholic will be participating in the Fortnight For Freedom with special blog posts on each day. As I have noted many times on this blog, 2012 is no longer merely an election year for Catholics. This is an Elijah on Mount Carmel year. A time for choosing is upon us, something our Bishops understand.

Jeffrey A R.
Omaha, NE
Post #: 670
This is a great time to reach out to others and get them to vote against all pro aborts...." the land has become full of blood guiltiness"
Darlene E.
user 14539080
Omaha, NE
Post #: 253

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Leaked e-mail shows media campaign against US bishops
June 21, 2012 6:05 AM
Washington D.C., Jun 21, 2012 / 04:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A leaked e-mail shows that the Democratic-leaning organization Faith in Public Life is running a behind-the-scenes media effort to undercut the U.S. bishops and the “Fortnight for Freedom” events intended to rally opposition to the HHS mandate.

Bill Donohue, President of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, released the e-mail detailing the campaign on June 18. He said a copy of the e-mail had been leaked to him.

Donohue said “fair minded persons” may disagree with the religious freedom effort “but there is something unseemly going on when those who work for a George Soros-funded group are quietly providing talking points to the media.”

The June 7 e-mail from John Gehring, Faith in Public Life’s Catholic Program Director, is addressed to reporters, editors and columnists. It describes itself as a “backgrounder” and contains talking points, adversarial questions for Catholic bishops and recommendations of experts to interview.

It appears aimed at shaping a narrative skeptical towards Catholic objections to a Department of Health and Human Services mandate that requires employers, including many Catholic institutions, to provide insurance coverage for sterilization and contraception, including some abortion-causing drugs.

“Are you willing to sacrifice Catholic charities, colleges and hospitals if you don’t get your way on the contraceptive mandate?” reads one proposed question for a bishop.

“Are you willing to drop all health insurance for your employees?” reads another.

The e-mail encouraged journalists to “ask critical questions” about the bishops’ “sweeping claims” in light of a “charged political backdrop” ahead of the 2012 election. It noted that both the June 8 “Stand Up for Religious Freedom” rallies and the June 21-July 4 “Fortnight for Freedom” campaign include Catholic dioceses.

CNA sought comment multiple times from Gehring and Faith in Public Life but did not receive a response.

On its website, Faith in Public Life describes itself as “a strategy center for the faith community advancing faith in the public square as a powerful force for justice, compassion and the common good.” It runs strategic communications and “narrative-setting” campaigns. The organization says it can identify “moments of opportunity when a targeted event or campaign can effectively broaden or shift the values debate.”

It works to insert its perspective into political debates and to highlight “progressive and moderate people of faith at key moments.”

Gehring’s June 7 e-mail focused only on contraception and “birth control.” It did not mention coverage of sterilization or contraceptive drugs that may cause abortion.

He wrote that several Catholic bishops have used “inflammatory and irresponsible rhetoric” that conflates “working through complex policy issues with a fundamental attack on the Catholic Church.”

The leaked e-mail also suggested that reporters should reject as “fiction” any claim that there is a “war on religion” and a “war on the Catholic Church.”
read rest of story here: http://www.catholicwo...­
Les F.
Omaha, NE
Post #: 452
I've made it clear that I hate religion, but it looks like my Catholic brothers are waking up! Let's pray that everybody starts doing the same!!!!! Les
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