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Red Mass Jan. 16 to pray for those in the legal profession

All are welcome to attend

LINCOLN (SNR) - The annual Red Mass will be celebrated by Bishop James Conley to pray for all those in the legal profession Monday, Jan. 16, at  7 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center in Lincoln.

The Red Mass, instituted in the thirteenth century and celebrated throughout the United States, is an annual celebration by the Church for judges, legislators, attorneys, government officials, and law students.  Recalling the “tongues of fire” that descended on the Apostles, the celebrants adorn red vestments and pray for the guidance of the Holy Spirit for all in the legal field in service to the public and justice.

The public is invited to carry on this tradition in Lincoln by participating in the 2017 Red Mass Jan. 16.

After the Mass, all are invited to a light breakfast reception, and a talk given by featured speaker Daniel Ali, a Muslim-Catholic convert.  A Kurdish Muslim from Iraq who is now a Catholic living in Nebraska, he will speak on “A former Muslim’s perspective on Middle East religious persecution.”

Daniel Ali is an expert on Islamic theology and history with 24 years’ independent research and political experience in, and on, the Middle East.  He is the primary author of the widely acclaimed book “Inside Islam: A Guide for Catholics,” and co-produced with Father Mitch Pacwa the EWTN video series “Islam and Christianity.”

The Red Mass is sponsored by the Catholic Lawyers Guild of the Diocese of Lincoln. For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call the Chancery at 402-488-0921.

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