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[3 Jul 2013 | One Comment | 3,381 views]
Fortnight for Freedom to end Thursday

Editors note: This column wraps up a two-part series about the Fortnight for Freedom, an event running from June 21 to July 4 in which Catholics have gathered to pray for the preservation of religious freedom. You can find the first column in the series here and find out more about the Fortnight for Freedom at Fortnight4Freedom.org. Bear in mind that the Supreme Court effectively struck down both the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and California’s Proposition 8 after the Fortnight for Freedom took place and you can read …

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[27 Jun 2013 | One Comment | 3,677 views]
Catholics praying for religious freedom

Editor’s Note: Both this column from Father James Melnick and the one after it will touch on the Fortnight for Freedom. To that end, we at First Arkansas News believe a brief explanation of what that event is will benefit our readers. You can read about the event at length by visiting Fornight4Freedom.org, but we’re happy to provide a summary. In a nutshell, the Fortnight 4 Freedom is a two-week period of prayer focusing on the preservation of religious freedoms in the United States. It started on June 21 and …