Thursday, June 18, 2015, WATERTOWN, Mass.- CatholicTV will air the Fortnight for Freedom Opening Mass from National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, Marylandon June 21st.  The Closing Mass on July 4, 2015 from the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. will also air, along with additional Fortnight for Freedom Blink! segments produced by CatholicTV.

The Opening Mass for Fortnight for Freedom will be celebrated by Archbishop William Lori and will air on CatholicTV and www.CatholicTV.com at 11 a.m. The closing Mass starts at 12 p.m. and will be celebrated by His Eminence, Donald Cardinal Wuerl,  Archbishop of Washington, (DC) who will be accompanied by homilist, Archbishop Thomas Wenski of the Archdiocese of Miami (FL). For more information on the Masses please visit:  http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/fortnight-freedom-special-masses.cfm.

Throughout the two weeks called for by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, CatholicTV will air a series of special Blink!s The Blink!s will feature Father Robert Reed, the president of CatholicTV who will offer daily reflections on subjects such as, religious liberty, the awareness of religious persecution and the history of Catholicism in the United States.

The theme of Fortnight for Freedom this year is “Freedom to Bear Witness” to the truth of the Gospel. During this time of prayer and action, the USCCB invites us to reflect on the countless great martyrs who remained faithful through persecution as well as the people continuing to struggling to live a religious life. For more information please visit: http://www.usccb.org/issues-and-action/religious-liberty/fortnight-for-freedom/index.cfm.

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Founded in 1955, The CatholicTV Network is a national cable television network also streaming a live feed 24 hours a day at CatholicTV.com. Heeding the call to a New Evangelization, CatholicTV seeks to utilize the power of television with new and social media effectively. The CatholicTV Network represents a cable TV station available in more than 14 million homes, an interactive website with television-like live and video-on-demand, mobile apps and a monthly printed and digital magazine. View the daily Mass, pray the Rosary, enjoy programs on prayer, the saints, the Scriptures and Catholic life and tradition on America's Catholic Television Network®.

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 Natalie White - Public Relations Coordinator – 617-923-0220

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