Last Updated: Sep 1, 2014

Pope Francis to Iraqi priest: I'll never leave or forget you

Vatican City, Sep 01, 2014 / 10:00 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After sending a letter to Pope Francis on the plight Iraqi refugees fleeing ISIS violence, Fr. Behnam Benoka received a phone call from the pontiff who gave his blessing and assured of his prayers.

Hundreds flock to conference looking to revive parish life

Denver, Colo., Sep 01, 2014 / 01:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Some 500 Catholic leaders and their pastors from across the United States met recently at the first-ever Amazing Parish conference in Denver to brainstorm and swap ideas about improving parish life.

Faith is rooted in God - not human approval, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Sep 01, 2014 / 11:24 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Faith is not founded upon human wisdom, but on the power of God, as made manifest in the Gospel. This was one of the main themes of Pope Francis' homily on Monday morning, resuming daily Mass at the Santa Marta residence following the summer holidays.

PBS raked over decision to air late-term abortion film

Washington D.C., Aug 30, 2014 / 03:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pro-life advocates have strongly objected to PBS' decision broadcast the documentary “After Tiller,” saying it wrongly downplays the “gravely unjust” and deadly nature of abortion.