CNA Staff, Sep 28, 2020 / 09:05 am America/Denver (CNA).
The EWTN network has invited Catholics to join a novena to the Mother of God that will begin Tuesday, and be offered for unity and truth amid challenges facing the United States.
"As Catholics, we turn instinctively to our Blessed Mother in times of need," said EWTN Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw in a statement on the novena.
"America's first bishop, John Carroll of Baltimore, chose Our Lady as the patroness of the United States. And throughout our country's history, we have always entrusted our nation to Mary's motherly protection.”
"In this present moment, when there is so much division and unrest in our country, and when many of the values that formed our nation seem to be at risk, we again need to turn to our Blessed Mother. We need to pray for her intercession that leaders and all who seek public office will follow the path of Truth, guarantee religious liberty, and ensure that all human life is valued and protected, most especially the unborn," Warsaw added.
The novena will begin Sept. 29 and be prayed through Oct. 7, the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.