Catholic News Service

People of faith must advocate for religious liberty, says House speaker

U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis.,  pauses as he speaks at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast May 17 in Washington. (CNS photo/Bob Roller)

By Allana Haynes Catholic News Service WASHINGTON (CNS) — People of faith have the responsibility to “advocate for their faith,” not only through good works, but on spiritual realms — one being through prayer, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, said May 17. He made the comments at the 12th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast,…

Reconciliation with God, others is key to peace, pope says

Pope Francis prays as he leads a special audience for military members and their families in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 30. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — For peace in the family, community and nation, people need to recognize their faults and ask forgiveness, Pope Francis told thousands of pilgrims, including hundreds of soldiers, sailors and police officers from around the world. “In your families, in the various areas where you work, be instruments of reconciliation, builders of bridges…