• Billy Graham, R.I.P.

    Although I never saw Billy Graham, he had a profound influence on my life. Both of my parents saw him a number of times in 1957, at Madison Square Garden and other venues, and went forward for his altar calls. My father calls that experience a spiritual turning point in his life. My... Read more
  • Billy Graham, America’s pastor, has died

    The world's best-known evangelist, the Rev. Billy Graham, has died. He was 99. From the gangly 16-year-old baseball-loving teen who found Christ at a tent revival, Graham went on to become an international media darling, a preacher to a dozen presidents and the voice of solace in times of... Read more
  • Expert says Vatican’s proposed deal with China is “limp”

    ROME - For seventy years, the Vatican and China have had no formal diplomatic relations, Catholicism remains under pressure in the country, and a share of the twelve million Catholics living there profess their faith clandestinely. Recently, credible rumors of a deal with China have been... Read more
  • The Clarity of Cardinal Cupich

    Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago is all for clarity. It has been a consistent theme, as when in September of 2017 he issued a decree banning guns in all parishes, schools and other facilities across the archdiocese “so there would be absolute clarity on our position.” His official statement... Read more
  • It’s a miracle: Lourdes healing officially declared supernatural

    Lourdes, France, Feb 12, 2018 / 02:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A miracle was officially recognized at the Marian shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France this week, the 70th Lourdes miracle recognized by the Catholic Church. The miracle was officially declared by Bishop Jacques Benoit-Gonin of... Read more
  • Benedict XVI: ‘I Am on a Pilgrimage Towards Home’

    Pope emeritus Benedict XVI has written a short letter to an Italian national newspaper to say that “with the slow decline of my physical forces, interiorly, I am on a pilgrimage towards Home.” Benedict wrote the letter to the Corriere della Sera newspaper after its senior... Read more
  • Vatican Saints’ Congregation Approves Miracle No. 2 for Blessed Paul VI

    VATICAN CITY — On Tuesday the Congregation for the Causes of Saints approved the second miracle needed for the canonization of Pope Blessed Paul VI, allowing his canonization to take place, possibly later this year. According to Vatican Insider, the saints’ congregation approved the... Read more
  • Cardinal Marx promotes false news about blessings and “homosexual unions”

    While reading the news that Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the president of the German Bishops’ Conference and one of the nine members of Council of Cardinal Advisers, had recently “declared that, in his view, Catholic priests can conduct blessing ceremonies for homosexual couples,” a couple of... Read more
  • As church/state tensions mount in Congo, Vatican trip in limbo

    ROME - A scheduled Vatican mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo recently had to be postponed, a senior Vatican cardinal said Thursday, in part because of mounting tensions between the local Church in one of the world’s most pervasively Catholic countries and the government of... Read more
  • Pope in Peru: ‘Be the Saints of the 21st Century’

    LIMA, Peru —On his last day in Peru, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to imitate Jesus, who embraces the poor and suffering and brings hope. The Pope urged Peru’s youth to look to their grandparents and elders in order to discover “the DNA that guided their great saints,” telling... Read more