Catholics to rally for religious freedom

Local Catholics will gather on the steps of the Church of the Most Holy Trinity on Monday night for the second annual Rally for Religious Freedom.

Participants are invited to take lawn chairs to the service, which begins at 6:30 p.m. at 720 Telfair St., just down the street from the federal courthouse in Augusta.

The event is part of the Fortnight for Freedom, a two-week period of prayer and events that began June 21 and ends on Independence Day. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called for the observance to address “current challenges to religious liberty,” including Department of Health and Human Services mandates, state immigration laws, and, potentially, the Supreme Court rulings on marriage.

Everyone is invited to the service, which will include ecumenical prayer, according to the Rev. Jerry Ragan, of St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church.

See usccb.org or fortnight4freedom.org for more information.

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