A reader writes:
Dear Fr. Ruff,
Thanks very much for all of the interesting posts on Pray Tell! I check it often and enjoy it greatly.
As you know, we’ve entered the “Fortnight for Freedom” as promoted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. On Sunday my parish will celebrate “Evening Prayer for Religious Liberty” as part of this campaign. I would love for someone on PTB to reflect on liturgy as political ideology (not that this is a new thing). The liturgical resources from the USSCB for this fortnight all seem like they have an axe to grind. Is the liturgy the best way to do this? Is it appropriate? What are other avenues to promote the social and political goals of the US bishops besides the liturgy of the Church?