Last Updated: Aug 27, 2015

Even Hurricane Katrina couldn't keep this nun out of New Orleans

New Orleans, La., Aug 27, 2015 / 05:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- For Sister Greta Jupiter, SSF, it was an odd sensation driving through New Orleans East in the months after Hurricane Katrina. Her neighborhood was quiet. The power, out. Gone was the familiar white noise of birds chirping. There was no traffic, save for military and first responders.

Catholics in Colombia assist thousands of their brethren forced out of Venezuela

Cucuta, Colombia, Aug 27, 2015 / 12:36 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- With thousands of Colombian residents of Venezuela being driven from their homes amid a border crisis and martial law, the bishop of a Colombian border city is encouraging his people to assist the displaced.

The modern world's biggest challenge, according to Benedict XVI

Vatican City, Aug 27, 2015 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Benedict XVI considers the quest for God to be contemporary society's foremost challenge, according to one of the emeritus Pope's former students, who has organized the annual meeting of Ratzinger's students to discuss that very topic.

Filipinos mourn the death of pioneer Bishop Francisco San Diego of Pasig

Pasig, Philippines, Aug 26, 2015 / 01:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholics in the Philippines are mourning Wednesday's death of Bishop Francisco San Diego, who founded the Diocese of Pasig in 2003 and led it until his retirement in 2010.