June 19, 2015

Fortnight for Freedom rally set for June 27 at Indiana State House

Fortnight for Freedom 2015 logoA Fortnight for Freedom rally will begin after the 12:10 p.m. Mass at St. John the Evangelist Church, 126 W. Georgia St., in Indianapolis on June 27.

Following the liturgy, rally participants will pray the rosary while processing to the south steps of the Indiana State House, 200 W. Washington St. The rally is scheduled to run from 1:15-3 p.m.

This year’s fortnight observance theme is the “Freedom to Bear Witness,” stemming from the Gospel message that Jesus came to the world to bear witness to the truth.

The featured speaker will be Franciscan Father David Mary Engo, superior of Franciscan Brothers Minor in Fort Wayne, Ind., who will discuss the right to be free to bear witness to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. In our society, he noted, even in our own community, there are those who would prevent us from living our lives as Christians, who would force us to be Christian only in our homes or in our church buildings.

There will be other speakers, prayer, live music and light refreshments.

The rally is sponsored by the Pro-Life Ministry and Faithful Citizens, both affiliated with Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish in Indianapolis.

Rally participants are asked to park in parking garages adjacent to St. John Church instead of the parish parking lot.

(For more information about the Fortnight for Freedom, log on to www.fortnight4freedom.org.)


Related: From Archbishop Tobin: Bear witness to faith during Fortnight for Freedom

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