Last Updated: Mar 5, 2015

'Capital punishment must end' – Catholic publications unite in rare joint statement

Washington D.C., Mar 05, 2015 / 06:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Four U.S. Catholic publications with a broad range of audiences have come together in a joint editorial citing Church leaders in calling for an end to the death penalty in the United States.

The important role you can play in defending marriage in Nebraska

Lincoln, Neb., Mar 05, 2015 / 04:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On March 9, hundreds of same-sex couples will flood Nebraska’s county clerk offices to receive marriage licenses for the first time in the state. At the same time, hundreds of Catholics will be uniting in prayer and fasting for the protection of marriage.

Italy's bishops help the poor through a 'Loan for Hope' microcredit

Rome, Italy, Mar 05, 2015 / 02:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Italian bishops conference relaunched on Monday its microcredit initative for families and small businesses, a program first begun in 2009 in response to the global financial crisis.

Saints in the Little Flower family grow as parents set for canonization

Vatican City, Mar 04, 2015 / 05:39 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Last week it was informally announced to journalists that the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux, Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, will be canonized this year in the same month as the synod on the family.