Catholics in Indonesia will be alert during Holy Week in light of church attacks

Jakarta, Indonesia, Mar 19, 2018 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As there has been an increase in violence committed against parishes throughout Indonesia, Church officials in the country have urged Catholics to be vigilant, especially during Holy Week. […]

UK bill seeks to protect conscientious objection for medical practitioners

London, England, Mar 19, 2018 / 04:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A bill in the British Parliament would clarify the rights of conscientious objection for medical professionals, protecting them from participating in medical procedures to which their beliefs… […]

Prayer is about being with God, not stress relief, Francis says

San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, Mar 17, 2018 / 08:33 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Saturday Pope Francis asked Catholics if they try to pray as Jesus did – out of love for God – or if they only pray when they need something from God or want a ‘shot’ of stress relief. […]

Pope Francis in Pietrelcina: Padre Pio loved Mother Church

Pietrelcina. Italy, Mar 17, 2018 / 05:40 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Speaking Saturday in Pietrelcina, the town where St. Padre Pio was born, Pope Francis encouraged devotion to Holy Mother Church, explaining how despite the imperfection of its members, it … […]

Legalizing divorce would devastate families, warn Philippines bishops

Manila, Philippines, Mar 16, 2018 / 02:40 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As the Philippines considers legalizing divorce, the nation’s bishops are speaking out against the measure, warning that it would be detrimental to couples and families, especially children. […]

The legacy of Stephen Hawking – a Catholic scientist reflects

Cambridge, England, Mar 15, 2018 / 11:28 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The death of Stephen Hawking this week prompted a leading Catholic scientist to reflect on the life of the famed physicist, including his “astonishing” contributions to physics and his life… […]

Alleged abuse victims testify against Cardinal Pell at Australian court hearing

Melbourne, Australia, Mar 15, 2018 / 06:09 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Alleged victims of abuse of Cardinal George Pell gave testimonies this week during a hearing in an Australian court which will determine if he will face a trial. […]

The past seven years: A reflection on the Syrian Civil War

Damascus, Syria, Mar 15, 2018 / 04:36 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Seven years ago, on March 15, 2011, the Syrian Civil War began. Since then, the conflict in Syria has forced more than 5.4 million people to flee their home country to neighboring nations, such… […]

Christian leaders in US oppose plan to tax church-owned property in Jerusalem

Jerusalem, Mar 14, 2018 / 06:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Prominent Christian leaders in America co-signed a letter Tuesday to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat asking them to reconsider a proposed plan to tax churc… […]

Born premature at 23 weeks, this UK baby beat the odds

London, England, Mar 14, 2018 / 05:07 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Cheri Price was just 23 weeks pregnant when her daughter Hailie was prematurely born. […]