Catholicism

Do you know the one about the pope getting pulled over?

“So, the pope arrives in New York, right? And they pick him up at the airport in a limo …”<p>Some saints were well-known for having a good sense of …

Pope Francis

Catholic Church in Australia commits to ensuring justice for sex abuse victims

Canberra, Australia, Dec 15, 2017 / 02:12 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a wide-ranging report released Friday, Australia’s royal commission found serious …

Christianity

8 Intriguing books to watch for in 2018

We're already looking forward to reading these intriguing titles, and pre-ordering our copies.<p>A legendary songwriter’s final poems. A …

Pope Francis

Let clarity and compassion define sexual identity debates, bishops say

Washington D.C., Dec 15, 2017 / 03:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In a time of cultural conflict and mistaken ideas about sexual identity, religious leaders …

Christianity

The Week in Reproductive Justice: El Salvador Woman Punished for Stillbirth Hits Close to Home in the U.S.

<i>Welcome to The Week in Reproductive Justice, a weekly recap of all news related to the hot-button issue of what lawmakers are allowing women to do</i> …

Rights & Freedoms

Why Attacking Christmas Is Bad For America

It’s once again holiday season, so we can expect the American Civil Liberties Union to be back working the courts as the Grinch to steal Christmas. …

Religion

That time a priest was reprimanded by a saint

Vatican City, Dec 15, 2017 / 09:28 am (CNA/EWTN News).- When white smoke poured out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on October 16, 1978, Fr. …

Christianity

In Northern Ireland, a Fragile Peace Is Threatened

<i>The United Kingdom and the European Union begin a new round of talks Thursday on the nation’s exit from the alliance. Many hurdles remain before Brexit’s final implementation, and few are more vexing than what to do about the border between the U.K. province of Northern Ireland and the Republic of</i> …

Ireland

Swedish cardinal laments attacks on nation's Jewish community

Stockholm, Sweden, Dec 15, 2017 / 10:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Multiple attacks against the Jewish community in Sweden have sparked outcry from leaders …

Christianity

Apostolic nuncio to US speaks with EWTN News Nightly

Washington D.C., Dec 15, 2017 / 02:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).-<p>Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the US, spoke with EWTN News Nightly's …

Christianity

Hartford auxiliary bishop resigns at age 72

Hartford, Conn., Dec 15, 2017 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Holy See announced Friday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Auxiliary …

Christianity

Pope Francis: Music opens our hearts to the true meaning of Christmas

Vatican City, Dec 15, 2017 / 10:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Music and art are especially suited to helping us more deeply comprehend the true meaning of …

Christianity

Breaking into the ordinary - CNA Columns: Your Heart, His Home

When I was a child, I loved most the wise men of our nativity set for their grandeur and color and elegance, and for the numinous gifts they brought …

Christianity

Proposed Catholic hospital mega-merger assessed by Church officials

Denver, Colo., Dec 14, 2017 / 08:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic ethics and church law must be at the center of a merger of two major Catholic …

Health Care

Guatemalan Supreme Court halts distribution of pro-abortion manual

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Dec 15, 2017 / 12:05 am (ACI Prensa).- The Supreme Court of Guatemala has ruled that the distribution of a manual …

Guatemala

Christmas cash for the homeless: The legacy of one Denver priest continues

Denver, Colo., Dec 14, 2017 / 04:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- It was a chilly Thursday in December, with a dusting of snow on the ground. But that didn’t …

Christianity

Paul Ryan Tried to Save Medicare by Having Sex Three Times

Despite Steve Bannon’s reported claim that House Speaker Paul Ryan is a “limp-dick motherfucker who was born in a petri dish at the Heritage …

Fashion

“It seems that our God wants to sing us a lullaby”: Pope Francis on the tenderness of God

"Come, come: show me your wounds. I want to heal them."<p>The tenderness of God, as his defining trait, was at the heart of Pope Francis’ homily this …

Christianity

Polish Church launches English-language Twitter account amid growing international scrutiny

Secular media outlets are taking interest in the country's increasingly conservative, Catholic direction<p>Poland’s bishops’ conference has launched an …

Religion

Real argument is possible: James Martin, Ross Douthat get polemical

Jesuit Fr. James Martin, left, listens to New York Times columnist Ross Douthat at a Dec. 13 event about civil discourse. (Mercedes Gallese)<p><b>New York …

Christianity

Italy OKs living wills amid long-running euthanasia debate

ROME (AP) — Italy's Senate gave final approval Thursday to a law allowing Italians to write living wills and refuse artificial nutrition and hydration, the latest step in the Roman Catholic nation's long-running and agonizing debate over euthanasia and end-of-life issues.<p>As soon as the 180-71 vote …

World News

Pope thanks his envoy to UN for promoting Vatican viewpoint

(Vatican Radio) <b>Pope Francis</b> on Thursday thanked his envoy to the United Nations in New York for all the hard work he is doing to raise the Holy See’s …

Christianity

Local basketball talent to be on display in All-City Classic

The All-City Basketball Classic, with three games scheduled Friday at Bishop McDevitt and three Sunday at Southern, features eight of Southeastern …

Philadelphia

Archbishop Penney's passing should keep history of sex abuse scandal alive

Alphonsus Penney led St. John's Roman Catholic archdiocese during sex abuse scandal; dead at 93<p>Somehow it seems fitting that no picture accompanies …

Religion

Malaviya Seven chaplain takes step towards priesthood

Sign up to our <b>Daily</b> newsletter<p>An Aberdeen man who showed his Christian spirit by bringing help and comfort to Indian sailors marooned at Aberdeen …

Pope Francis urged Jesuits in Myanmar to convert hearts of those closed to refugees

ROME (CNS) -- With so much suffering, poverty and exploitation in the world, missionary work must also include reaching out to people whose hearts …

Christianity

Fears rise over LGBT discrimination in conservative Paraguay

ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Mariana Sepulveda has been stabbed on the street, detained by police and expelled from her high school — all for being transgender in Paraguay, one of the most sexually conservative countries in Latin America.<p>"I've felt hate for not being heterosexual," said Sepulveda, 32, …

LGBTQ

These are the best primary schools in Hull and East Riding

Hull primary schools are top of the class in Yorkshire and the Humber, thanks to their best ever Key Stage 2 results for 11-year-olds.<p>East Riding …

Education

On the translation of the Our Father

Pope Francis has criticized the English translation of the sixth petition of the our Father: <i>lead us not into temptation.</i> He is almost certainly …

Pope Francis

Right to Die? NZ and Euthanasia

The New Zealand Parliament has twice voted against a bill to allow for legal euthanasia (1995 – vote 61-29; and 2003 – vote 58-59). On Wednesday, a …

Jacinda Ardern