Christianity

Can God Save Donald Trump?

Who knows, but Pope Francis actually has a better shot than anyone else.<p>Early in his pontificate, Pope John Paul II met with Kurt Waldheim, the Austrian prime minister with a Nazi past; a few years later, he welcomed the Harlem Globetrotters to the Vatican and was named an “honorary Globetrotter.”</b> …

Pope Francis

Is Hell Real?

In his visit to Fatima on Saturday, Pope Francis warned the half million member congregation to avoid a life that “profanes God in his creatures…Such …

Faith

Ban on religious icons in cars sparks Catholic outcry in Philippines

Manila, Philippines, May 22, 2017 / 03:07 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- In the most recent clash between the government and the Catholic Church in the …

Catholicism

What To Expect From Pope Francis' Meeting With Donald Trump

Francis told reporters he'd be "sincere" with the U.S. President, despite their differences.<p>VATICAN CITY - Several days after Pope Francis was elected four years ago, he was criticized by Donald Trump for returning to the Church-run residence he was staying at in Rome to pay his bill in person.<p>“I …

Pope Francis

Pope Francis' newest cardinals show a global Church

Vatican City, May 22, 2017 / 03:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Only seven months after Pope Francis’ last consistory, he will create five new cardinals in …

Pope Francis

At the Vatican, can Trump and Pope Francis put a rocky start behind them?

The two have clashed on issues ranging from global warming to migration, but during a symbolic first meeting they’ll be on their best behavior<p>One man wakes up before dawn each day for hours of prayer and meditation, eschews television and vacations, and has decried the morally bankrupting …

Pope Francis

Pope Francis, Donald Trump to Seek Common Ground at Vatican

VATICAN CITY—When President Donald Trump visits Pope Francis on Wednesday, at the halfway point of a trip the White House has cast as a pilgrimage of peace, the two leaders will have a chance to reset an acrimonious public relationship.<p>Yet the two men, famously divided on the pope’s signature …

Pope Francis

Catholic school set to close, despite asking Pope Francis for help

When staff at St. Ann’s Catholic School in The Bronx was told by the New York Archdiocese the school would have to shut its doors this year, they …

Pope Francis

Why head transplants won't disprove the existence of God

Denver, Colo., May 23, 2017 / 03:04 am (CNA/EWTN News).- With plans for <b>the first human head transplant surgery</b> looming in the next year, a lead …

Catholicism

Will Trump envy Pope's Vatican wall?

Pope Francis and US President Donald Trump hold their first meeting on Wednesday. The pair differ on many issues, but the Pope does have his own border wall, and that is something President Trump wants too.

Pope Francis

What will the Pope tell President Trump?

<b>(CNN) —</b> After meeting with Muslim leaders in Saudi Arabia and visiting sacred sites in Jerusalem, President Donald Trump's tour of world religions will conclude Wednesday at the Vatican, the Catholic Church's holy headquarters.<p>There, at the Apostolic Palace, Trump is scheduled to meet Pope Francis …

Pope Francis

Beware the Graduation Speech

Graduation season is upon us. Colleges have been handing out diplomas for several weeks, and the high school ceremonies are right around the corner. …

Evangelical Christianity

Lord, Save Us From a Prooftext Faith (RJS)

Scripture is not a collection of proof-texts, propositions and commandments, to be pulled out on demand to answer our questions and guide our …

Old Testament

Ascension of the Lord: “Space Travel” of the Heart

<b>Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord, Year A – Sunday, May 28th, 2017</b>Matthew’s Gospel for the Solemnity of the Ascension of the Lord (28:16-20) …

Catholicism

President Trump to Face Polar Opposite in Meeting With Pope Francis

President Trump and Pope Francis have little in common. One rose to power championing his wealth and machismo, the other on a platform of humility …

Pope Francis

Guam priest named in 67th abuse suit was confidant of altar boys

HAGÅTÑA, Guam — Former Catholic church altar boy Walter Denton, who has accused Archbishop Anthony Apuron of raping him when he was a child, has said he told another priest — Father Jack Niland — about the rape at the time, but said Niland's response was that "priesthood is a very lonely …

Corruption

Seminarian who once saved the Eucharist from ISIS returns as a priest

Karamlesh, Iraq, May 23, 2017 / 12:05 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Martin Baani was just 24 years old when he risked his life as a seminarian to rescue the …

Catholicism

Pope's five new cardinals include surprising picks from the peripheries

It came as a surprise to many when Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he has decided to create another batch of new cardinals.<p>The surprise was in …

Pope Francis

Was ‘Freedom of the Press’ and its loss prophesied?

Was freedom of the press and its demise prophesied?<p>The old Worldwide Church of God correctly pointed out that it was:<p>THE MOST important work in the …

Christian Philosophy

Embrace Your Purpose

At this very moment, you are running a race. You are running a race even if you are sitting on the bus reading these words on your phone, even if you …

Evangelical Christianity

What common ground could Trump and Pope Francis find?

Vatican City, May 22, 2017 / 12:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When Pope Francis was asked last week about his upcoming meeting with U.S. president Donald …

Pope Francis

Optimism in the Vatican on the eve of Trump's visit to Pope Francis

President Donald J. Trump and Pope Francis are scheduled to meet for the first time at 8:30 a.m., Rome time, on Wednesday, May 24. Vatican officials …

Pope Francis

A look at the new cardinals

A look at the new cardinals<p>The new cardinals, none of whom is Italian, are a sign of the "catholicity of the Church spread around the world", Pope …

Pope Francis

Pence to Notre Dame graduates: Bring values into the workplace

South Bend, Ind., May 22, 2017 / 02:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence challenged University of Notre Dame graduates on Saturday …

Catholicism

Here's why the US bishops are distressed about military spending

Washington D.C., May 23, 2017 / 03:13 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Leading U.S. bishops have expressed serious concerns with President Donald Trump’s …

Catholicism

A La Carte (May 23)

Today’s Kindle deals include a couple of classics and a couple of modern-day books worth reading.<p>Sponsor<p>Show Your Support<p>“Many people are happy to …

Evangelical Christianity

Manchester bishop: there is 'no justification' for horrific attack

Manchester, United Kingdom, May 23, 2017 / 04:16 am (Church Pop).- After what has been deemed a terrorist attack killed 22 people – mostly youth – at …

Catholicism

After Trump's meeting with Pope, NATO and G-7 summits await

ROME — When Donald Trump leaves Rome on Wednesday afternoon, he will have completed the “religious portion” of his first overseas trip, which will …

Russia

Following sixth journalist murder this year, Mexican bishops speak up

Mexico City, Mexico, May 22, 2017 / 03:22 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Mexican Bishops' Conference offered prayers for journalists as they face increased …

Catholicism

Ventura softball star: Encountering Christ through service

Los Angeles, Calif., May 23, 2017 / 05:46 am (CNA).- To a pitcher, a little situation like bases loaded, full count and trying to protect a one-run …

Catholicism