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CNA Staff, Jul 17, 2020 / 12:18 pm MT (CNA).- Louisiana’s governor will be skipping lunch next week, and is encouraging Louisianans of all faiths to do the same. The governor has called for three days of prayer and fasting for people affected by coronavirus. New Orleans’ archbishop says he

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Jul 15, 2020 / 07:50 am MT (CNA).- A lay missionary who was fasting for 40 days in a cave outside Palermo, Italy, says he is returning to his community to share a message of peace and hope with a troubled humanity. “I am returning

Last month we covered why praying as a couple is essential to every Christian marriage. Husband and wife are each made in the image and likeness of God, and together form a new creation in Christ. The relationship is inherently lifegiving and imitates God in its own particular way. When

Young Boy Scout and Scoutmaster place U.S. flags at graves of military veterans
“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

Religious Freedom Week 2020: For the Good of All Civilize It Pray That God would give us the grace to remember the dignity of all and invite others to do the same. Reflect As Catholics, our strong tradition of social teaching compels us to be actively engaged in the building

Religious Freedom Week 2020: For the Good of All Central African Republic Pray That God would show the people of the Central African Republic the way to peace and reconciliation. Reflect The Central African Republic (CAR) is one of the poorest countries in the world. A total of 2.9 million

Religious Freedom Week 2020: For the Good of All Catholic Schools Pray That Catholic schools in our country would be free to teach the truth about God and his creation. Reflect Education is central to the Church’s mission. In fact, one of the Spiritual Works of Mercy is to teach.

Religious Freedom Week 2020: For the Good of All Border Wall Dispute in the Diocese of Brownsville Pray That the freedom of the local churches on the U.S. southern border will be respected. Reflect Efforts to construct a barrier on the southern border have met resistance from the Catholic Church

Religious Freedom Week 2020: For the Good of All Adoption and Foster Care Pray That children waiting to be placed in a loving home and the caregivers who selflessly serve those children will find strength and support from the Church. Reflect Caring for ‘the orphan’ is a demand of the

Religious Freedom Week 2020: For the Good of All Religious Minorities in China Pray For the freedom of the Church in China, and that the rights of all religious minorities would be respected. Reflect Under the Chinese Communist Party, Chinese citizens have limited religious freedom.  Since 2013, religious persecution has