Last Updated: Mar 31, 2015

Three weeks as an Islamic State captive one woman tells her story

Erbil, Iraq, Mar 31, 2015 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The woman was just 19 years old when she was captured by militants from the Islamic State. Caring for her young son and pregnant with her second child, she was separated from her husband and told she would be forced to marry an Islamic State fighter.

Vatican Appointments: Cardinal Versaldi to Congregation for Catholic Education

Vatican City, Mar 31, 2015 / 12:48 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Tuesday's appointment of Cardinal Giuseppe Versaldi as prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education, together with Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki's commission as a member of the Administration of the Patrimony of the Apostolic See, signals that Vatican financial reform continues and that curial reform will need time to become effective.

US bishops: Stop shameful detention of migrant families

San Antonio, Texas, Mar 31, 2015 / 03:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Family detention centers across the U.S. are filling up with children and young mothers  who are seeking shelter from violence, abuse, and persecution in their Central American home countries - and U.S. bishops are not pleased with the policy.

Everyone but churches can use NYC schools will the mayor do anything about it?

New York City, N.Y., Mar 30, 2015 / 05:40 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Churches using New York City public school facilities for worship services are in limbo after the Supreme Court declined to review their case against a city prohibition on their doing so.