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9 Things We Learn from The Woman Caught in Adultery

<i>And Jesus was left alone with the woman standing before him. Jesus stood up and said to her, “Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?” She</i> …

Christianity

Pope says no to women priests, yes to women in Curial leadership

Vatican City, Jun 20, 2018 / 03:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an interview with Reuters, Pope Francis said more space has to be created for women to …

As Zimbabwe election approaches, Christian leaders stress peace, civility

Harare, Zimbabwe, Jun 13, 2018 / 04:24 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Christian leaders in Zimbabwe are stressing the need for civility and a peaceful …

Church in Spain prepares to welcome migrants turned away in Italy

Valencia, Spain, Jun 13, 2018 / 04:44 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Archdiocese of Valencia, Spain is preparing resources for more than 600 immigrants on …

Soccer-loving pope sends ‘warmest greetings’ to World Cup players

Says a prayer that the tourney will favor international solidarity and peace<p>As a native of Argentina, Pope Francis is a big fan of soccer — no …

Francis consoles man who spent 18 years in jail for a crime he didn’t commit

Polish court finally found Tomasz Komenda innocent.<p>Pope Francis today embraced a man who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit.<p>Tomasz …

What is the biggest threat young people face? Mediocrity, Pope says

Vatican City, Jun 13, 2018 / 03:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis said Wednesday that the greatest danger modern youth face is not the array of …

Third priest shot and killed in Philippines in six months

Manila, Philippines, Jun 11, 2018 / 03:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Catholic priest in the Philippines was shot and killed in a chapel as he prepared to …

Pope Urges Oil Companies to Lead Clean Energy Transition in Unprecedented Vatican Conference

Pope Francis urged the leaders of big oil companies to see the light on climate change at a first-of-its kind conference held at the Vatican with oil …

Pope Francis: ‘the Holy Spirit – protagonist of evangelization’

<b>By Sr Bernadette Mary Reis, fsp</b><p>In his <b>homily</b> on Monday in the chapel of <b>Casa Santa Marta</b>, <b>Pope Francis</b> explained that <b>evangelization</b> has three …

Pope Francis will not visit Northern Ireland on Irish trip

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Pope Francis will not visit British-ruled Northern Ireland this summer when he makes the first papal visit to Ireland in almost 40 years, the Vatican said on Monday.<p>Francis arrives in Dublin on August 25 for a two-day visit when the Irish capital hosts the 9th World Meeting of …

Northern Ireland

Exorcism: Vatican course opens doors to 250 priests

<b>The Vatican has opened its doors for its annual exorcism course amid increasing demand among some of the world's Catholic communities.</b><p>As many as 250 priests from 50 countries have arrived in Rome to learn how to identify demonic possession, to hear personal accounts from other priests and to find …

Scottish bishop: BBC video exemplifies anti-Catholic prejudice

Paisley, Scotland, Apr 13, 2018 / 10:52 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Bishop John Keenan of Paisley has criticized a video on homophobia posted by BBC …

NBC's Seth Meyers Show Smears Catholics for '2000-Year-Long Pedophile Convention'

<p>On the NBC show<em> Late Night with Seth Meyers, </em>the Catholic Church was roasted as a den of pedophiles. NBC probably shouldn't be mocking …

Pope Francis’ new exhortation warns against modern problems caused by ancient heresies

This is not the first time that Francis has drawn attention to the persistence of Gnosticism and Pelagianism.

Pope Francis: We should leave every Mass better than we entered

Vatican City, Apr 4, 2018 / 03:31 am (CNA/EWTN News).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Eucharist is key to living an authentic Christian witness, …

Pope Francis

After MLK's death, friar helped channel rage into successful boycott

When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated April 4, 1968, African-Americans responded with grief and rage. But in Greenwood, Mississippi, a white …

Four Christians killed in Pakistan

Quetta, Pakistan, Apr 3, 2018 / 12:11 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Four members of a Christian family were killed by gunfire in the Pakistani city of Quetta …

Extremism

Pope says he hopes Korea talks ‘advance harmony and peace’

And sends message to event marking Jeju Massacre<p>With inter-Korea talks scheduled for later this month, Pope Francis lent his voice of hope to the …

South Korea

Founder of 40 Days for Life enters Catholic Church on Easter

Fredericksburg, Va., Apr 3, 2018 / 01:07 pm (CNA).- David Bereit, the founder of 40 Days for Life, entered the Catholic Church on Easter, giving …

Christianity

Pope Francis: ‘Convert, there is still time for not ending up in hell’

Catholic News Service has this helpful reminder of something the pope has said about the place one journalist claims he says does not exist: The …

Pope Francis: 'Death penalty is neither human nor Christian'

The pope's statement came from inside a Roman prison during an annual pre-Easter ritual. Francis has taken the toughest stance against capital …

Pope Francis

'Opportunities for conversion' - the liturgies of Holy Week

Denver, Colo., Mar 28, 2018 / 02:55 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Any priest will tell you that Easter Sunday Mass is one of the most highly attended of the …

Christianity

Symposium: 'Humanae Vitae' teachings essential for stable marriages, families

Atchison, Kansas, Mar 28, 2018 / 02:48 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The promise of the sexual revolution and contraception was total sexual freedom for …

Catholicism

Pope Francis: A person transformed by Christ cannot be corrupt

Vatican City, Mar 28, 2018 / 05:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Easter Triduum is the most important time of year for Christians, Pope Francis said …

Christianity

Report: Key unofficial bishop in Vatican-China deal detained

VATICAN CITY (AP) — A bishop in China's underground Catholic Church has reportedly been detained, just as the Vatican has been laying the groundwork …

China

'What is being proposed is not marriage' – Pope calls for defense of family

Vatican City, Oct 26, 2014 / 12:52 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In an audience with members of an international Marian movement, Pope Francis warned that the …

Christianity

Chinese officials again detain underground bishop during Holy Week

Fuzhou, China, Mar 27, 2018 / 11:53 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Police have detained a Catholic bishop at the center of controversy over a possible …

China

Speak out against assisted suicide, bishop encourages Catholics of Guernsey

Portsmouth, England, Mar 26, 2018 / 06:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Legalizing assisted suicide is a false solution to the sufferings of the terminally …

Catholicism

'You have it in you to shout': The pope rallies behind teens demanding change.

<b>Pope Francis has become something of a pop culture icon, with over 5 million Instagram followers and a blockbuster documentary set for release this</b> …