Last Updated: Apr 27, 2015

Death with dignity: A friend recalls last minutes of John Paul II's life

Rome, Italy, Apr 27, 2015 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A once avid outdoors-man whose final years were marked by disability and suffering, Saint John Paul II witnessed to what it truly means to die with dignity, says a close friend who was with him until the end.  

The 'theology of the people', according to Pope Francis

Vatican City, Apr 27, 2015 / 04:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In a previously unpublished 2012 lecture, Pope Francis explains the inner sense of the ‘theology of the people,' emphasizing that popular piety is the antithesis of widespread secularization.

Religious leaders urge conscience protections in recognizing marriage

Washington D.C., Apr 27, 2015 / 01:47 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- More than 30 U.S. religious leaders, including four Catholic bishops, have joined together to call on their country to preserve the “unique meaning of marriage” and to renew respect for religious freedom.

Salt Lake City bishop appointed to New Mexico archdiocese

Salt Lake City, Utah, Apr 27, 2015 / 12:56 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- On Monday, Pope Francis appointed Bishop John Wester, who has led the Diocese of Salt Lake City since 2007 and is known for speaking out on the importance of immigration reform, as Archbishop of Santa Fe.