The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops have proclaimed a second Fortnight for Freedom from June 21-July 4th, and, as last year, The American Catholic will participate with special blog posts each day. Why the Fortnight for Freedom? To be very blunt because we have an administration in Washington that has only contempt for American liberties. Each day increases our knowledge of the extent of this contempt. If these miscreants prevail the only liberty that Americans have will be to shut up and do what Unholy Mother State says. These men and women are at war with how the Church traditionally has viewed the State and would instead implement by their policies, perhaps, many of them, unconsciously, a State that would embody this slogan of Mussolini: All within the state, nothing outside the state, nothing against the state. This is fundamentally anti-Catholic and anti-American and that is why a Fortnight for Freedom to recommit ourselves to that freedom which is our heritage both as Catholics and as Americans is essential.
This is the one hundred and tenth anniversary of the birth-day of Washington. We are met to celebrate this day. Washington