Yesterday our diocesan bishop, the Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, hosted a prayer rally outside the Illinois State Capitol as part of our observance of the Fortnight for Freedom. I was particularly impressed with this rally’s focus on prayer as the primary strength of the Church. Bishop Paprocki was one of the architects of the Fortnight for Freedom and his consistant message has been that the Fortnight should be an event centered on prayer and education — not partisan posturing.
The rally was recorded; I offer it here, the day before we celebrate our Independence Day, as one example of how the Church participates in the public life of our nation in a spirit of affirmative orthodoxy.
(Any complaints about the shaky camera work can be directed to your humble servant, who forgot the tripod.)