I hope you all had an amazing 4th of July! I had a full day, a long day, but a lovely day. I attended the closing Mass for the Fortnight 4 Freedom at the National Basilica. Archbishop Chaput’s homily received a well deserved standing ovation. (For that matter, I have never given a homilist an standing ovation before- it was an amazing homily, historic really.) Then I hit the road for a parade and fireworks in Annapolis, MD. I love fireworks!