Last Updated: Oct 22, 2014

Hundreds flock to US shrine to celebrate first feast of St John Paul II

Washington D.C., Oct 22, 2014 / 05:49 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Hundreds of pilgrims and faithful from all states of life flocked to Washington, D.C.'s St. John Paul II Shrine on Wednesday to celebrate the late Pope and recently canonized saint’s first universal feast day.

The Pope's advice on how to overcome jealousy and pride

Vatican City, Oct 22, 2014 / 11:37 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his weekly address for the Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis offered advice on fighting those tendencies which “dismember” the Body of Christ, such as jealousy and feelings of superiority.

The USSR's Catholic martyrs suffered, but they suffered for God

Denver, Colo., Oct 22, 2014 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholic victims of the Soviet Union’s cruel anti-Christian persecutions faced execution, exile and arbitrary imprisonment for their faith, said a translator who has worked to bring their stories to a wider audience.

Religious freedom deteriorating, but don't despair, official says

Washington D.C., Oct 22, 2014 / 01:57 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Although religious freedom conditions around the globe are worsening, Americans should see this fact as a cause for motivation rather than despair, said a leading scholar on the issue.