Skip to comments.Archbishop Lori at Fortnight opener: Catholics should be free to serve with ‘eucharistic heart’
Posted on 06/23/2014 10:29:13 AM PDT by Welchie25
The Eucharist conforms Catholics to the pattern of Christs self-giving love and compels them to see the dignity of the poor and perform acts of mercy, Baltimore Archbishop William E. Lori said at the June 21 opening Mass for this years Fortnight for Freedom. The Mass coincided with the feast of Corpus Christi.
By entering the dynamic of Christs self-giving eucharistic love, we are impelled ... to work for a loving and just society where the dignity of human life is respected from conception until natural death and all the stages in between, he said in his homily.
More than 1,000 people packed the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary for the opening of the third annual Fortnight for Freedom, two weeks dedicated to prayer, education and advocacy for religious freedom.
Concelebrating the Mass were Auxiliary Bishop Martin D. Holley of Washington; Auxiliary Bishop F. Richard Spencer of the U.S. Archdiocese for the Military Services; Auxiliary Bishop Denis J. Madden of Baltimore; Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski, an auxiliary bishop of Baltimore and bishop-elect of Springfield, Mass.; and a dozen priests.
Archbishop Lori is the chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty, formed in 2011. In 2012, it published a letter Our First, Most Cherished Liberty and launched the Fortnight for Freedom event in response to government infringement on religious freedom rights in the United States and abroad.
Chief among those perceived threats are the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services mandate that most employers, including religious employers, provide insurance for artificial birth control, sterilization and abortion-causing drugs. Archbishop Lori and the Archdiocese of Baltimore are among plaintiffs in 100 lawsuits nonprofit and for-profit organizations and businesses have brought against the federal government over the mandate.
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The tabernacle of the heart is a tough spiritual concept. We are to be tabernacles for Christ within our hearts and we in His heart in a neverending communion of love.
We cannot practice our faith in church alone and then live in the secular world obeying unjust laws that create a duplicity in us.
Go away, self-promoter!