Government’s purpose is to serve citizens, Cardinal Dolan says

Tampa, Fla., Sep 1, 2012 / 05:03 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Those seeking public office should remember the primary goal of government is to serve its citizens, Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan of New York said at the Republican National Convention. In his benediction closing out the Aug. 27-30 event, Cardinal Dolan prayed that all those currently serving, as well as those running for office be “worthy to serve you by serving our country.” “Help them remember that the only just … [Read more...]

Monthly luncheon unites community

Brick, N.J., Sep 1, 2012 / 01:07 pm (CNA).- Promptly at 9 a.m. on Aug. 15, the Feast of the Assumption, the doors of the auditorium of Visitation Parish, Brick,  N.J. opened to the first of dozens of volunteers who would soon transform the place into a warm and welcoming setting for a communal meal.In a scenario that has been repeated on the third Wednesday of each month since May 2008, they set the stage for the Visitation Community Lunch, the abundantly successful brainchild of a … [Read more...]

Role of faith, family emphasized at Republican convention

Tampa, Fla., Sep 1, 2012 / 07:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Prominent members of the Republican Party highlighted faith and family values as being intrinsic to America’s identity as a nation at the party’s 2012 national convention.America is unique as a country because it “was founded on the principle that every person has God-given rights” and that people should be free, said Florida Senator Marco Rubio on Aug. 30.Rubio – a Catholic – was among the party … [Read more...]