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...]

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...]

One day before election, Catholic vote remains good indicator

Washington D.C., Nov 5, 2012 / 04:43 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- With polls still disagreeing on which presidential candidate holds the lead just one day before the election, political analysts believe Catholics will continue to be an influential indicator of what the general electorate will decide. “The Catholic vote, like any number of votes, does have the potential to make an impact,” said Gregory Smith, a senior researcher who specializes in Catholic politics at the Pew Research … [Read more...]

Mother Cabrini shrine reopens in Chicago after a decade

Chicago, Ill., Nov 4, 2012 / 05:14 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- After being closed for 10 years, the reopening of the National Shrine of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini in Chicago has helped energize the religious congregation she founded.Sister Joan McGlinchey, the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus’ representative at the shrine, said Mother Cabrini had “particular concern” for the poor and vulnerable, and the shrine “celebrates and remembers her holiness and her … [Read more...]

Catholic students aid education of Salvadoran villagers

Kentfield, Calif., Nov 4, 2012 / 01:04 pm (CNA).- When Marin Catholic High School President Tim Navone and principal Chris Valdez were mulling how to exercise the school’s mission – “faith, knowledge, service” – abroad, internationally, their best and brightest idea and connection to another culture was just down the hall at the Kentfield school.It was Mario Pacheco, the owner of the custodial company that has cleaned Marin Catholic for 16 years. He’s a … [Read more...]

Church honors leadership of Pope St. Leo the Great on Nov. 10

Denver, Colo., Nov 4, 2012 / 07:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Nov. 10 is the Roman Catholic Church’s liturgical memorial of the fifth-century Pope Saint Leo I, known as “St. Leo the Great,” whose involvement in the fourth ecumenical council helped prevent the spread of error on Christ's divine and human natures. St. Leo intervened for the safety of the Church in the West as well, persuading Attila the Hun to turn back from Rome. Eastern Catholics and Eastern Orthodox … [Read more...]

Catholics buy full-page religious freedom ad in Denver Post

Denver, Colo., Nov 3, 2012 / 12:02 pm (CNA).- A group of lay Catholics in Colorado is placing a full-page ad in the Sunday edition of the Denver Post to drive home the importance of religious freedom in the upcoming election.“I think the folks who organized getting the ad together want to ensure everybody understands what’s at stake not only for the Church, but for the country, when religious liberty is compromised,” said J.D. Flynn, chancellor of the Denver … [Read more...]


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