Occupy Catholics: Assemble!

While the USCCB celebrates its “Fortnight of Freedom,” Occupy Catholics are going to hold their first General Assembly on Freedoms, from June 21st to July 4th, which will concern itself with other kinds of freedoms other than refusing to pay for other people’s contraception. These freedoms include “freedom of conscience” and “freedom from complicity.” I’d like to add “freedom from war.” Who ever talks about that any more? Is constant war just something we accept now?

Here’s the official poster for Occupy Catholics’ General Assembly. coughIdrewitcough

Additionally, there will be a “Night Fort for Freedom” held on St. Patrick’s Sidewalk. Sleep legally, enjoy some fine conversation, and get a good seat at Cardinal Dolan’s 7 am Fortnight for Freedom Mass on Friday morning!

I’m just going to say it: this foam finger is a Protestant move.

Read about the General Assembly on Freedoms here here and chime in if you have any you would like to have discussed. If you can’t make it you can stream it online here .

You don’t even have to be a Catholic! Come and Occupy!

Mary Valle lives in Baltimore and is the author of Cancer Doesn't Give a Shit About Your Stupid Attitude: Reflections on Cancer and Catholicism. She blogs on KtB as The Communicant. For more Mary, check out her blog or follow her on Twitter.