Happy Independence Day from the National Association of American Lay Catholics

Happy July 4th on this 236th Anniversary of our Independence as a sovereign nation.

On this day, July 4, 2012 I thought it fitting to announce the new official name of this organization, the National Association of American Lay Catholics.

There is much work ahead for us Catholics today just as there was for our new nation after it declared its independence.  Today, we declare independence from unjust laws that violate our religious freedom.  Please join in defending against the persecutions directed at the Church and the United States.

The following photos are included here from the U.S. Capitol rotunda in honor of this day:

John Trumbull’s painting of the signing of the Declaration of Independence

Accompanying key of the painting

O Holy Spirit, strengthen us to defend all that is holy.

Peter L. Hodges Sr.

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