US bishops launch religious freedom website

Washington D.C., Nov 6, 2012 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has created a new website dedicated to encouraging education, prayer and public action to protect religious freedom at home and abroad. As our first American freedom, religious liberty is “a founding principle of our country, protected by the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights,” said the U.S. bishops on their new website. “It's a fundamental human right, rooted in the … [Read more...]

Americas saint’s feast a time for prayer, evangelization

Vatican City, Nov 5, 2012 / 06:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Vatican official called Nov. 5 “an occasion of prayer” and renewed evangelization efforts, as the day marks the feast of Saint Emeric, a patron saint of the Americas. “It's a time to thank our Lord for the great blessings he has bestowed not just on the United States but upon all the Americas, and to pray for the future – for the re-evangelization of our own United states, of North America and certainly South … [Read more...]