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June 8, 2017

Fortnight for Freedom 2017

“The Second Vatican Council gave the world, ‘Dignitatis Humanae,’ a document that explains why religious freedom is important. First, it speaks agains government coercion. It makes an even more important point that the right to religious freedom has its foundation in the inherent dignity of each person; and that each person, endowed with reason and...
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Fortnight for Freedom 2017

“The Second Vatican Council gave the world, ‘Dignitatis Humanae,’ a document that explains why religious freedom is important. First, it speaks agains government coercion. It makes an even more important point that the right to religious freedom has its foundation in the inherent dignity of each person; and that each person, endowed with reason and...
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Amen: On a humble man, and famous last words

As a priest, Monsignor Bastress was in fact enlisted to act “in persona Christi” – in the person of Christ – throughout various aspects of his ministry.
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After nearly 66 years in ministry, Monsignor Bastress retires

Pastor of the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori in Baltimore since 1998, Monsignor Bastress has ministered throughout the archdiocese since his May 19, 1951, ordination at the Baltimore Basilica.
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