• This Catholic entrepreneur uses his ice cream shop to live the faith

    Anchorage, Alaska, Aug 6, 2018 / 04:30 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- An Alaskan man is using his Anchorage-based ice cream shop as an extension of the Catholic faith, supporting the local community’s spiritual and economic needs as well as its sweet tooth. Rich Owens is the owner of Tastee Freez... Read more
  • Clash heats up between Italy’s populist government, the Church

    ROME - Italy’s governing populist coalition and the Catholic Church have seen tensions rise this summer as the question of immigration remains a dividing factor on the peninsula. The Italian Church has pulled out the big guns against the Minister of the Interior and head of the right-wing... Read more
  • After calling God ‘stupid,’ Duterte seeks collaboration with bishops

    MANILA, Philippines - After calling God “stupid,” Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Tuesday that he will seek to have a dialogue with the country’s bishops’ conference in an effort to repair relationships. The president’s spokesperson announced that a committee would be... Read more
  • Your Priest is Ready to Die For You, to Protect the Seal of Confession

    One of the least appreciated aspects of the priesthood is the priest’s absolute commitment to keeping sacred and inviolable the seal of the Sacrament of Penance and Reconciliation. What this means is that under no circumstances whatsoever will a priest divulge what a particular person told... Read more
  • Charlie Gard’s parents seek MP to lead ‘Charlie’s Law’ campaign

    The parents of the late Charlie Gard have again called for a “Charlie’s Law” to strengthen parents’ role in choosing medical treatment for a child. In 2017, Chris Gard and Connie Yates tried to seek experimental treatment for their baby son, who was suffering from a rare genetic... Read more
  • Let the Eucharist Lead You to the Sacred Heart

    Devotion to the Sacred Heart, as we now know it, began about the year 1672. On repeated occasions Jesus appeared to St. Margaret Mary, a Visitation nun in France, and during these apparitions He explained to her the devotion to His Sacred Heart as He wanted people to practice it. He asked to be... Read more
  • Hindu nationalists trample papal image, call for Christian-free India

    New Delhi, India, Jun 5, 2018 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Hindu nationalists trampled a photo of Pope Francis near Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi in a video calling for a Christian-free India which was recently posted online. The video shows a group of about 20 people chanting “Pope... Read more
  • Corpus Christi and the Modern World

    At first glance, the Solemnity of Corpus Christi seems primarily an internal church feast. However, once upon a time (especially when societies were more religiously homogenous) that internal faith found external expression in public processions with the Eucharist. In some places (e.g.,... Read more
  • The Accountability of Death

    On a recent Tuesday, I was on a plane for work. The flight was delayed, so I was concerned about being late to a conference. And then I got the call: a family member had passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Everyone began arranging travel and other plans. This person isn’t the first... Read more
  • Taking Sunday Seriously — Poland Leads the Way

    Sunday has just become a little less busy in Poland, thanks to a new law banning most commercial shopping that took effect in March. And Poland’s move, which bucks the prevailing trend in secularized countries toward an ever-more commercialized Sunday, could provide a constructive example... Read more