Last Updated: Oct 8, 2015

African bishops throw swift punch at 'ideological colonization'

Vatican City, Oct 08, 2015 / 10:38 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Heavy criticism of the West imposing secular values on Africa in exchange for aid emerged as a theme from the continent's bishops, as the Vatican's synod on the family kicks off its first week.

Chicago shrine seeks help to rebuild after devastating fire

Chicago, Ill., Oct 08, 2015 / 05:36 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- This morning the Shrine of Christ the King Sovereign Priest in Chicago launched a online restoration fund following Wednesday's fire at the church which collapsed much of its roof.

Ugandans are eagerly preparing for papal visit with prayer, penance

Gulu, Uganda, Oct 08, 2015 / 07:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In anticipation of Pope Francisí first visit to their country, the head of the Ugandan bishops' conference has called on Catholics to make themselves ready to welcome the Pope though prayer and charitable works.

Cardinal Ruini reflects on the Magisterium's continuity

Rome, Italy, Oct 08, 2015 / 01:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal Camillo Ruini, who was ordained a priest of the Diocese of Rome when Venerable Pius XII was Pope, emphasized in a recent interview that he has experienced the continuity of Popes, from Pacelli to Bergoglio.