Rally and the Fortnight for Freedom

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

Fr. Joseph, Fr. Miguel, Rev. Br. John Paul, Br. Pio, our postulants John and Randon and some EWTN employees attended a rally in response to the HHS mandate that would force all health care providers to provide contraceptives, sterilizations, and abortifacients to their employees.  As we know, this infringes upon the fundamental right of Religious Liberty and Freedom of Conscience that we enjoy as Americans. The rally was held in Kelly Ingram Park in downtown Birmingham by local representatives of the Catholic faith and other non-Catholic Christians and Luther Strange, Alabama’s 49th Attorney General to stand up for religious liberties that the government is infringing on. The rally was attended by about 300 people from all denominations. The President of EWTN, Michael Warsaw, was one of the main speakers, along with Fr. Kevin Bazzel, a good friend of our Community and Fr. Joseph Mary, MFVA, closed the rally with a prayer and blessing.

From June 21st to July 4th, the Friars and EWTN are participating in scheduled special events for the Fortnight for Freedom. These 14 days are a time for intense prayer for our country for more information visit EWTN’s new website www.religiousliberties.org