St. Thomas More’s Feast Proves Time for Reflection on Religious Freedom

On June 22, the Church paused to remember a saint who remained faithful in the face of political persecution, even as it meant death.

Bishop Ronald Gainer celebrated Mass on the Feast of St. Thomas More at St. Theresa Church in New Cumberland. In the Diocese of Harrisburg, the annual Mass is sponsored by the St. Thomas More Society of Central Pennsylvania, established by Catholic lawyers and judges to promote Christian principals in the law in the spirit of St. Thomas More.