Baltimore, Md., Nov 12, 2013 / 13:23 pm
The U.S. bishops have voted overwhelmingly to continue their "Call to Prayer" aimed at the promotion of life, marriage and religious freedom.
"The work of the New Evangelization requires prayer and ongoing conversion," said Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone of San Francisco, who chairs the U.S. bishops' Subcommittee for the Promotion and Defense of Marriage.
Addressing the gathering of U.S. bishops at their annual fall conference in Baltimore, he explained on Nov. 11 that a national pastoral strategy introduced last year produced positive results and should be continued.
The strategy is designed to be a simple "call to prayer" reminding people to pray and fast for the protection of life, marriage and religious freedom in the United States.