Last Updated: Mar 27, 2015

Bishops conferences are not the Magisterium, Vatican doctrine chief reminds Cardinal Marx

Vatican City, Mar 26, 2015 / 05:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Cardinal Gerhard Mueller, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has told a French paper that doctrinal, or even disciplinary, decisions regarding marriage and family are not up for determination by national bishops’ conferences.

Pope Francis meets relatives of aid workers murdered by Islamic State

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2015 / 01:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The brother and widow of two British aid workers killed by Islamic State militants last autumn were among the participants in yesterday’s General Audience, during which they briefly met with Pope Francis and received his blessing.

London Catholic school believes government order threatens its identity

London, England, Mar 26, 2015 / 05:29 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A prestigious Catholic school in London fears that altering its admissions criteria – as it was ordered to do by an English government agency following a complaint from the British Humanist Association – will damage its Christian identity.

Outrage over federal funding of abortion advocacy groups

Washington D.C., Mar 26, 2015 / 02:20 pm (EWTN News).- Pro-lifers expressed outrage after an independent government watchdog reported nearly $1.7 billion in federal and state dollars went to organizations promoting abortions in fiscal years 2010-12.