Saginaw Diocese holds mass on Independence Day

Dozens gathered for a special mass inside St. Dominic's Chapel in Saginaw this morning.

D ioceses across the country celebrated mass as part of bringing light to what they call current "challenges to religious liberty."

O ne of the "challenges" is the US department of Health and Human services insurance coverage mandate for contraceptives.

A nother issue the church is focusing on is the Supreme Court's recent ruling on marriage.

" O ur country may find ways in terms of benefits and so on with people in the same sex, but to equate their relationship in marriage is offensive to us , " said Bishop Joseph Cistone.

T he "Fortnight for Freedom" also involves 2-weeks of prayer.