WATCH: Pence Draws Standing Ovation for Remarks on Life, Religious Freedom

Early this morning, Vice President Mike Pence addressed an audience in Washington, D.C., at the 13th annual National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. Raised a Catholic himself, the Vice President began by telling the crowd how much he appreciates the Catholic Church. To be with you today is deeply meaningful to me. I’m truly honored to join this year’s National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. My mom would be so proud…This honestly feels like coming home to me…The hymns and liturgies of the Catholic Church are the anthems of my youth. The Bible says train up a child in the way he should go