Article 6 of the U.S. Constitution clearly states that there 'shall be no religious test' for any seeking to serve in public office.
The 9daysforlife.com website provides ways for Catholics to join the novena and to access resources.
CRS was founded in 1943 by the bishops of the United States to help war-torn Europe and its refugees recover.
Roundup of day two of the bishops' annual meeting.
"It is clear that the Holy See is taking seriously the abuse crisis in the church."
"Only love can truly defeat evil. Love begets love, and peace begets peace, but anger, hatred and violence breed more of the same."
The bishops' pro-life committee praised a decision by the Department of Health and Human Services to end a contract with a company "whose business is to procure aborted baby parts."
About 3,200 diocesan delegates, bishops and representatives Catholic organizations participated in four days of dialogue and consultation to discern the priority issues for Hispanic ministry.
Hispanics represent about 40 percent of U.S. Catholics and nearly 60 percent of millennial Catholics, according to research from the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate.
The enthusiasm, compassion, the love and the joy of the Encuentro process is a means of grace.