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Monsignor’s Message – Independence Day

Posted on Jun 29, 2017 in Monsignor's Message

This is a message from Msgr. Kieran Harrington, Vicar for Communications for the Diocese of Brooklyn that appears in The Tablet:

The America experiment began 241 years ago. Our founding fathers discerned that all human beings have certain natural rights that were bestowed upon us, not from a monarch or government, but from Almighty God. This assertion of inalienable rights and the corresponding claim of national sovereignty placed our fledgling nation on a path to war with Great Britain. Blood was spilled and a nation was born. As we celebrate our national independence, let us never forget the risk and sacrifice of our forefathers. May God grant us the same courage as we confront the particular challenges we face in the modern era.

May God bless you,
Monsignor Kieran Harrington, V.E.