CNA Staff, Jul 3, 2020 / 11:20 am MT (CNA).- Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis each made apostolic visitations to the United States during the course of their pontificates. As the United States celebrates Independence Day, CNA remembers words to America from each of those
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord (Psalms 33:12). Eternal God, stir thou our minds and stimulate our hearts with a high sense of patriotism as we approach the Fourth of July. May all that this day symbolizes renew our faith in freedom, our devotion to democracy, and
Whenever I think about the 4th of July, I get a very specific movie scene stuck in my head: The night game scene from the 1993 classic, The Sandlot. Something about the families out in the street sharing a big cookout, the flash and crackle of sparklers, the game of
Gracious and loving God, let your Spirit be with us today. Hear our prayers, and increase in us the will to follow your Son Jesus. Help us to draw on the resources of our faith as we use the opportunities of our democracy to shape a society more respectful of
What can we do?” Over and over, people come to me with that question. We want to have a plan, a way to overcome the darkness in our world. Oh, how I wish I had the answer. But, as in all things spiritual, the answer abides within each of us
Staff Report Saturday will mark the 239th birthday of the United States of America. The nation, which in its founding document makes multiple references to man’s creator, is also home to nearly 70 million Catholics. Recent legislation and court decisions have left some Catholics wondering about the state of religious freedom in
The night before The Lord’s passion, the disciples were seemingly (if you can infer this from the bible) having a nice evening. Though Jesus had warned them of his passion and resurrection, they didn’t quite understand what was about to occur.