If you are in the San Diego area, or are planning on visiting San Diego June 30th and July 1, please join us for “Tour To The Seven Churches”.
From The Brothers of the Little Oratory in San Diego
This year the Brothers of the Little Oratory will be holding the “Tour to the Seven Churches,” timed to coincide with the USCCB’s (United States Conference of Catholic Bishops) “Fortnight for Freedom,” a period dedicated to manifestations of Catholic presence in the public square. The Pilgrimage will open with Holy Mass on Saturday, 30 June at 7:00pm in St. Augustine’s Monastery Chapel, South Park. Fr. Harry Neely, O.S.A. will sing the mass. Confessions will be heard, the Pilgrimage songs will be sung, and a spiritual conference will be offered. Meeting once again on Sunday morning, we will depart St. Augustine’s Monastery at 7:30am on foot, visiting St. Patrick’s, St. John the Evangelist, St. Vincent de Paul, Immaculate Conception, Our Lady of the Rosary, and finishing at St. Joseph’s Cathedral. This year, the “Tour” has been granted a Solemn Entrance to St. Joseph’s Cathedral, and the opportunity to conclude with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. This year’s event is replete with significance, spiritual and secular, and we hope you can join us for the “Tour to the Seven Churches.”
From: Our First, Most Cherished Liberty
Here is the link for Fortnight For Freedom Diocesan Activities
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty
We are Catholics. We are Americans. We are proud to be both, grateful for the gift of faith which is ours as Christian disciples, and grateful for the gift of liberty which is ours as American citizens. To be Catholic and American should mean not having to choose one over the other. Our allegiances are distinct, but they need not be contradictory, and should instead be complementary. That is the teaching of our Catholic faith, which obliges us to work together with fellow citizens for the common good of all who live in this land. That is the vision of our founding and our Constitution, which guarantees citizens of all religious faiths the right to contribute to our common life together.
Freedom is not only for Americans, but we think of it as something of our special inheritance, fought for at a great price, and a heritage to be guarded now. We are stewards of this gift, not only for ourselves but for all nations and peoples who yearn to be free. Catholics in America have discharged this duty of guarding freedom admirably for many generations.
CONTINUED at the USCCB Site for the FULL article. CLICK HERE! It is a must read for every Christian!