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The CatholicTV® Network to Air Special Coverage During Fortnight for Freedom

6/15/2012 - 12:48 PM PST

Catholic PRWire

On Monday, June 25, 2012, join the CatholicTV Network as they broadcast special LIVE coverage with Cardinal Seán O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston, during Fortnight for Freedom

WATERTOWN, MA (June 15, 2012) - The US Bishops have called for "Fortnight for Freedom," a 14-day period of prayer, education and action in support of religious freedom, from June 21-July 4. The bishops of the United States have recommended that Catholics focus "all the energies the Catholic community can muster" to heightening people's awareness of the most cherished liberty: Religious Freedom.

The fourteen days from June 21--the vigil of the Feasts of St. John Fisher and St. Thomas More--to July 4, Independence Day, are dedicated to this "Fortnight for Freedom". Culminating on Independence Day, this special period of prayer, study, catechesis, and public action emphasizes Christian and American heritage of liberty.

The CatholicTV Network will participate in the Fortnight for Freedom with special programming from June 21 to July 4, to rally support for the protection of religious freedom in the United States.

Throughout the two week period called for by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Father Robert Reed, president of CatholicTV will offer a daily reflection on the theme of religious freedom in a series of Blinks. In support of this call to action the CatholicTV Network has arranged a special hour-long discussion with Cardinal Seán O'Malley and a group of young Catholics in a live forum on the evening of Monday, June 25, 2012 from 8-9PM ET. The event will include a discussion panel, and will be moderated by ClearVoice's John Monahan

"This summer, the bishops of the United States have recommended that we focus "all the energies the Catholic community can muster" to heightening people's awareness of our most cherished liberty: Religious Freedom. When our freedoms are threatened, we need to speak frankly and with courage and now is such a time," said President of the CatholicTV Network Father Robert Reed.

"As American citizens, we need to be on guard, for religious liberty is under attack. Join us here on The CatholicTV Network between June 21 and the 4th of July as we celebrate Religious Liberty and pray urgently for a new birth of freedom in our beloved country."

Coverage will be available on CatholicTV and Comments and questions will be addressed LIVE during the event on CatholicTV's Facebook. Viewers can also join the conversation by tweeting @CatholicTV. The event will also be simulcast on Relevant Radio across the US and on WQOM in Boston, MA.

Learn more about Fortnight for Freedom at:

About the CatholicTV® Network:

Founded in 1955, CatholicTV Network is a national broadcast television network streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at Heeding Pope Benedict XVI's call to greater utilize the power of television and new media, the CatholicTV Network features its cable TV station, Catholic web site, mobile apps and widget. Celebrate Mass online; pray The Rosary; enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and the Catholic Church on America's Catholic Television Network.
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Shannon Muldoon
Public Relations Coordinator


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