"Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom"?????

by Michael Sean Winters

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The Archdiocese of Philadelphia unveiled its "official hymn" for next year's World Meeting of Families this past weekend. Its title: "Sound the Bell of Holy Freedom." The title does not really capture the words, most of which focus on the Holy Family and the bonds of family. But, in the US, if your ideology tilts right, you want to paste the word "freedom" on everything because, well, you know, Obama is the enemy of freedom, we are all on the road to serfdom, etc., etc. So, my question to the author of this hymn is, to paraphrase Tina Turner, what's freedom got to do with it? 

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