Last Updated: Nov 27, 2014

Pope's Philly trip could be a turning point on US marriage front

Rome, Italy, Nov 26, 2014 / 07:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Legal expert Alan Sears said that the push for marriage redefinition in the U.S. has provided a platform for the issue at large and that Pope Francis' visit in 2015 could mark a shift in the contentious debate.

Pope: don't be depressed – despite our ugly reality, we have hope

Vatican City, Nov 27, 2014 / 11:23 am (EWTN News).- In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that although sin and corruption often seem to win out over good, Jesus gives us a promise of hope which enables us to keep “our heads held high.”

Islamic State destroys convent in Mosul

Mosul, Iraq, Nov 27, 2014 / 06:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Local media are reporting that on Monday, Islamic State militants blew up a convent and St. George's parish in Mosul, an Iraqi city captured by the Islamists in June.

The Church isn’t static – she’s a pilgrim on a journey, Pope says

Vatican City, Nov 26, 2014 / 07:20 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis in his weekly general audience said that the Church on earth is on a pilgrimage to heaven guided by the Lord, who will lead us to the fullness of joy and truth at the end of time.