Last Updated: Oct 20, 2014

Christian ministers told to perform gay 'weddings' or face jail time

Boise. Idaho, Oct 20, 2014 / 01:28 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Two Christian ministers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their nearly 100-year-old wedding chapel for declining to perform same-sex “wedding” ceremonies.

Balance globalization with 'culture of inclusion,' Vatican entreats

Vatican City, Oct 20, 2014 / 12:24 pm (EWTN News).- In a message to Hindus celebrating the festival of Deepavali, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued an invitation to foster a “culture of inclusion” in order to counter the divisive effects of globalization.  

A Middle East without Christians - cardinals consider sad prospect

Vatican City, Oct 20, 2014 / 11:41 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Monday's consistory of cardinals focused on the plight of Christians in the Middle East, especially in light of the rise of the Islamic State, and it also decided on two causes for canonization.

Church teaching on sexuality is simple, but not easy

Vatican City, Oct 19, 2014 / 06:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- When it comes to human sexuality, one of the predominant themes being discussed by participants at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family pertains to the certainty that truth and mercy cannot be separated.