So it turns out the once vaunted 'Fortnight of Freedom' will be reduced to 'Serving Other in God's Love.' 'Fortnight of Freedom' apparently has too much of a 'culture war' vibe about it.
I've found that, as far as the Catholic Church is concerned, when not embracing the dictates of the Left, just talk about God and Love and Love and God and stuff. Use 'Love' a lot. Of course when walking with the Left, feel free to use the Left's harshest rhetoric and condemnations. But if the point somehow runs afoul of modernity? Just say 'Love' over and over. It worked for the Beatles when they weren't singing about those seventeen year old girls.
BTW, by 'culture wars', we now usually mean siding with issues opposed to the Left. I notice that those who say 'I'm done with the culture wars!' often have no problem parroting the Left's side of the culture wars. They just don't call those 'culture wars.' Like the word 'Religion' usually means wrong in the mouth of a liberal, so 'Culture Wars' now means wrong for the postmodern, non-conservative pundit.
Anyway, the Fortnight of Freedom was for the American Catholic Church perhaps the last gasp of resistance before capitulation became the norm. A reaction to the Obama administration's naked assault on religious liberty, it was already a little past its time. At our parish, the priest apologized for having to read the proclamation, explained the bishops were making him do it, breezily read it, and then almost ceremoniously tucked it away never to mention it again. Some Catholics, along with Evangelicals and other conservatives, came to the protests. But on the whole, the Church was starting to buckle and surrender.
Today the space between the Catholic Church and the post-Christian Left is growing exceedingly thin. Increasingly it's difficult to find too many points of departure. Oh there's still the whole Trinity thing and the nature of Christ and all and the Immaculate Conception as good as always, but the Left doesn't care about those silly things anyway. Where the Faith hits the road of life, however, there is becoming little where one can distinguish between the Left and the Church.
I do believe we are living at the cusp of the Great Apostasy of the Christian Era.