• Catholic News
  • Vatican News

Austin, Texas, Mar 25, 2017 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Among the targets of Texas pro-life advocates are so-called 'wrongful birth' lawsuits and Planned Parenthood's alleged involvement in the sale of unborn baby parts. Both are finding some success in the State Senate.

Washington D.C., Mar 24, 2017 / 01:06 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch received a strong voice of support Thursday from a lawyer at a major religious liberty firm, who said that he shows a record of consensus building and protecting religious freedom for all.

Detroit, Mich., Mar 24, 2017 / 01:14 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A new television ad campaign launched by the Michigan Catholic Conference is featuring commercials that spotlight the hand of the Catholic Church in health, education, and charitable systems throughout the state.

Baltimore, Md., Mar 23, 2017 / 06:10 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal William Henry Keeler, who was Archbishop of Baltimore from 1989 to 2007, has died at the age of 86, archdiocesan officials say.

Washington D.C., Mar 22, 2017 / 09:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The intense debate over U.S. refugee and migrant policy is a chance to meet newcomers and understand others' concerns, the country's bishops have said, warning against fear and mistreatment of others.

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 22, 2017 / 04:40 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A bridge featuring crosses on the property of Villanova, a Catholic university in a Philadelphia suburb, will be built despite complaints from some local taxpayers.

Washington D.C., Mar 22, 2017 / 04:39 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch made a crucial ethical distinction in his response to questions about doctor-prescribed suicide during his confirmation hearing on Wednesday, said one ethicist.

Washington D.C., Mar 22, 2017 / 01:16 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Judge Neil Gorsuch deserves "swift confirmation" to the U.S. Supreme Court, leaders of pro-life and pro-family groups have said.

Philadelphia, Pa., Mar 21, 2017 / 10:45 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A Pennsylvania high school wrongly allowed a female student into the boys' locker room and violated an undressing male student's privacy and his right to be free from harassment, a lawsuit charges.

Washington D.C., Mar 21, 2017 / 05:50 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The judge nominated to replace Antonin Scalia at the Supreme Court answered questions on abortion and religious freedom jurisprudence on Tuesday.

New York City, N.Y., Mar 21, 2017 / 01:39 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Catholic convert who founded the Society of the Atonement, Father Paul Wattson, S.A., could be one step closer to recognition as a saint.

Washington D.C., Mar 20, 2017 / 05:34 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The bill drafted to replace the Affordable Care Act has good pro-life measures but still presents "grave challenges" that must be remedied, said one leading bishop in a recent statement.

Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2017 / 05:21 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Raymond Arroyo has an impressive resume. He's a New York Times bestselling author several times over. He's an award-winning journalist and producer. And his weekly EWTN show, The World Over Live, reaches more than 350 million global households and 500 U.S. radio affiliates.

Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2017 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The United States mustn't cut foreign aid while conflicts, famines, and a worldwide refugee crisis rage, Catholic leaders are insisting.

Hagatna, Guam, Mar 18, 2017 / 05:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The practices of the Neocatechumenal Way in Guam have drawn attention from the island's coadjutor archbishop, who has said its members are to stop forming new communities for a year, in the interest of healing divisions in the archdiocese.

Milan, Italy, Mar 25, 2017 / 07:31 am (EWTN News/CNA).- During his daytrip to Milan Saturday, Pope Francis told the diocese's priests and religious not to fear the challenges that come with their ministry nor the increasing number of empty convents, urging them instead to focus on the core of their mission: bringing Christ to his people.

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2017 / 04:32 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In a significant show of unity, officials from every Vatican department – including at least half a dozen cardinals who head various dicasteries – attended a recent Rome seminar on safeguarding minors.

Vatican City, Mar 24, 2017 / 02:04 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Being disconnected from the values of the past – which upheld the human person and the family – has placed us in a new era of crises, Pope Francis told European leaders. However, he noted, there is hope.

Vatican City, Mar 23, 2017 / 03:22 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Thursday a Vatican event on the prevention of child abuse narrowed in on the importance of education in schools and parishes in the safeguarding of children – not only for teachers, but for parents and children – and on the Church's role.

Vatican City, Mar 23, 2017 / 07:45 am (EWTN News).- On Thursday Pope Francis approved the second and final miracle needed to canonize Blessed Francisco and Jacinta Marto, two of the shepherd children who witnessed the Fatima Marian apparitions.

Vatican City, Mar 23, 2017 / 07:08 am (EWTN News).- After four people died in an apparent terrorist attack in London yesterday, Pope Francis has voiced his sorrow and solidarity for the victims and their families, entrusting them and the nation to God's mercy.

Vatican City, Mar 22, 2017 / 04:57 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said each person must strive to imitate the perseverance and consolation of God, which not only gives us the strength to keep going, but also to help others who are in difficulty.

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 03:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Tuesday Pope Francis released a video message to youth in advance of the next World Youth Day, to be held in Panama in 2019.  He said that like the Virgin Mary, they are needed, and they should not be afraid to leave their mark on the world.

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 06:57 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As Christians in the Middle East continue to suffer innumerable hardships this Lenten season, the Vatican has announced that this year's Good Friday Collection will benefit Christian communities in the Holy Land.

Vatican City, Mar 21, 2017 / 04:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Italian layman Joseph Mayr-Nusser who refused to take the Hitler oath was beatified March 18 in his home town of Bolsano.

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2017 / 04:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Evangelina Chamorro was swept away for over a third of a mile by an avalanche of mud on the coast south of Lima. But she survived and said that thinking about "God and her daughters" gave her the strength.

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2017 / 11:41 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Monday, the Vatican released the official program for Pope Francis' two-day visit to Portugal in May, where he'll celebrate the centenary of the Fatima Marian apparitions and make a brief stop at an air base to meet the country's president.

Vatican City, Mar 20, 2017 / 09:46 am (EWTN News/CNA).- During a brief meeting with Rwandan president Paul Kagame Monday, Pope Francis voiced his sadness for members of the Church who participated in the 1994 genocide, asking for forgiveness and assuring those who still suffer of his prayer.

Vatican City, Mar 19, 2017 / 07:47 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Sunday Pope Francis said that Lent is the perfect time to remind ourselves of the life-giving water we received at our Baptism, turning away from things of the world, which ultimately leave us unsatisfied.

Vatican City, Mar 18, 2017 / 07:11 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In what will be his first international trip of the year, Pope Francis will be traveling to Cairo, Egypt, April 28-29, showing that interfaith dialogue is a priority.