Thursday, June 2, 2016

Robert Shelledy "Fortnight for Freedom" June 3rd 2016

Our monthly First Friday Mass and Meeting is June 3rd.

Mass will be celebrated at 7:30 A.M. in the Chapel of St. Edmund Campion, located on the 4th floor of Eckstein Hall (Marquette University Law School). Mass will be followed by our meeting and discussion from 8:00-9:00 A.M., which includes a continental breakfast (suggested donation $4.00). Parking is available in the Eckstein Hall underground parking structure. (Enter the lot, pull a ticket, and find an open parking space. Once parked, take the elevator to main floor, which opens to the foyer, and go to the welcome desk to get your parking ticket validated.)

This month’s speaker is Robert Shelledy, J.D., Ph.D. Rob is Director of the Office for the Dignity of the Human Person at the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He will be addressing the Archdiocese’s observance of the "Fortnight for Freedom" this year. The Fortnight for Freedom is from June 21—the vigil of the Feasts of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher—to July 4, Independence Day. Dioceses and parishes around the country have scheduled special events that support a great national campaign of teaching and witness for religious liberty. This is a nation-wide effort promoted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). The theme this year is “Witnesses to Freedom” and will focus on the lives of women and men of faith, from all over the world, who have borne witness to authentic freedom in Christ. See resources available on the Archdiocesan website and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) website.

To highlight the importance of promoting religious liberty, Archbishop Listecki will celebrate a closing Mass on July 4, 2016, at 8:00 a.m., at Christ King Parish, 2604 N. Swan Boulevard, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 53226. Everyone is invited to pray for the protection of religious liberty here and abroad.