Last Updated: Jul 2, 2015

Anti-Catholic US history shows Church has survived and will continue, historian says

Washington D.C., Jul 01, 2015 / 04:15 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As bishops warn of current threats to religious liberty in the United States, Catholics can take heart that such challenges have faced them before, and they have persevered, one Church historian says.

Cuban bishops: prepare for Pope's visit with works of mercy

Havana, Cuba, Jul 02, 2015 / 01:13 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In preparation for Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba this fall, the bishops of the island nation are asking the faithful to perform acts of mercy during the first Fridays of July, August and September.

Human dignity must be center of political debate – Pope on Greek debt crisis

Vatican City, Jul 01, 2015 / 12:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis on Wednesday called for prayer for the people of Greece, shortly after the nation defaulted on a significant loan payment on its more than $300 billion debt.

Meet Father Salvatore, the young priest whose life moved the Pope

Trani, Italy, Jul 01, 2015 / 01:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The life of Father Salvatore Mellone, who died on Monday, was moving to thousands of people. He was to have at least two more years of seminary when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, but by special permission and the blessing of Pope Francis, he was ordained nevertheless.