There will be two nationally televised Masses that will bookend Fortnight for Freedom: Freedom for Mission. Both Masses are scheduled to be aired on the Catholic station EWTN (Eternally Word Television Network).
Traditionally the Closing Mass for Fortnight for Freedom is held on July 4. However, for 2017, in lieu of a televised Closing Mass from Washington D.C., Archbishop William Lori will celebrate a Fortnight Mass on July 3 at 4:30 p.m.* for those gathered at the Convocation of Catholic Leaders in Orlando. Archbishop Lori is the Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty
Additionally, the USCCB will Live Stream public events from the Convocation of Catholic Leaders such the Masses. Please click here to go to the Live Stream page.
This is the 5th year that the USCCB is observing Fortnight for Freedom to place focus on religious freedom and to raise awareness about religious liberty. An Opening Mass will be televised on June 21 from the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Baltimore, Maryland.
**Rebroadcast time July 4 at Midnight/12:00 a.m. Please note rebroadcast times are subject to the network’s change. It is best to look for any last minute changes on the website of EWTN.