“Beginning the Church’s liturgical year, Advent (from, ‘ad-venire’ in Latin or ‘to come to’) is the season encompassing the four Sundays (and weekdays) leading up to the celebration of Christmas” (The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops website).
Because of the horrifying statistics concerning the treatment of babies born alive after an abortion attempt, lawmakers are refusing to let the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act die and are now invoking a rare procedural tactic to force a vote in the U.S. House.
Intense and focused prayer is desperately needed as our nation approaches one of the saddest days in its history – the passage of Roe v. Wade on January 22, 1973 – a law that has led to the slaughter of more than 60 million Americans.
In anticipation of tonight’s announcement about who will be nominated to fill a vacant Supreme Court seat, the U.S. Bishops have sent a letter to the U.S. Senate expressing strong objections to subjecting judicial nominees to a litmus test in support of Roe v. Wade, or to using a nominee’s faith as a proxy for their views on the country’s most controversial ruling.
February 7-14 marks the annual celebration of National Marriage Week USA which the U.S. Bishops say is a time to “focus on building a culture of life and love that begins with supporting and promoting marriage and the family.
The U.S. Conference of Bishops is vigorously condemning the violent protests that occurred this weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia that left three dead and injured at least 19, and are asking the faithful to pray for an end to the evil ideologies that brought about the carnage.
Johnnette Benkovic will serve as co-host of EWTN’s coverage of the historic convocation of Catholic leaders who are coming together in Orlando, Florida next weekend to come up with ways to bring the joy of the Gospel into the fabric of our nation.
The desecration of Jewish cemeteries in Philadelphia and St. Louis in the past week, as well as a rash of bomb threats against Jewish community centers around the country in the last few months has prompted a call from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) for the faithful to reject these hateful actions.
The U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has issued a new report aimed at guiding parents and bishops concerning the problematic direction the Girl Scouts have been taking in recent years and is leaving it up to them to decide what level of involvement they want to have with the group.