Movie aims to spark religious discernment for women

San Bernardino, Calif., Jun 22, 2013 / 02:01 pm (CNA).- A new film sprung from the recently launched Imagine Sisters movement in the U.S. hopes to portray the beauty and joy of religious life and inspire young women to consider religious vocations. “Light of Love,” which will be released in September and available free of charge, aims to to further spread the message that one sister can change the world, according to the film's director. Dan Rogers, who is also … [Read more...]

Religion plays irreplaceable role in society, Archbishop Lori says

Baltimore, Md., Jun 22, 2013 / 10:06 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Opening the 2013 Fortnight for Freedom, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore emphasized the unique contribution that religion brings to society, warning that it must be protected and allowed to flourish.“Faith enriches public life not only by the magnitude of its services but by the qualities of mind and heart, by the values and virtues, it brings to the task,” said Archbishop Lori.He warned that while religious … [Read more...]

Diverse faith leaders unite over religious freedom concerns

Washington D.C., Jun 22, 2013 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Religious leaders from a variety of faith backgrounds are speaking out against the declining role of religion in society, as well as threats to religious freedom for all faith groups. “Our biggest challenge is coming from those who want to challenge the role of religion in society,” said Rabbi Abba Cohen, vice president for federal affairs and Washington director of Agudath Israel of America. “We live in a world … [Read more...]