Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz will give the homily at the closing Mass of the Fortnight for Freedom on Independence Day. The liturgy will be celebrated by Cardinal Donald Wuerl at noon July 4th at the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C.
The Mass will air locally on The Faith Channel — TWC channel 19 for those with a cable box; channel 13.79 for boxless TWC cable; and TWC digital channel 279).
The Fortnight for Freedom, sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, runs from June 21 to July 4 and has become an annual observance related to religious liberty. This year’s observance focuses on “the freedom to serve the poor and vulnerable in accord with human dignity and the Church’s teaching,” according the the U.S. bishops’ website, usccb.org.