Last Updated: May 23, 2015

Denver's Archbishop Aquila restores sacraments to original order

Denver, Colo., May 23, 2015 / 05:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- In an unprecedented change for an archdiocese, Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila of Denver announced that the Sacraments of Initiation – Baptism, Confirmation and First Communion – will be restored to their original order.

Syrian Catholic archdiocese asks prayers for kidnapped priest

Homs, Syria, May 22, 2015 / 05:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Syrian Catholic Archdiocese of Homs confirmed on Friday that a priest in the diocese has been kidnapped, and has asked for prayers for the priest’s safe release.

Want to empower women? Support mothers, politician argues

Vatican City, May 22, 2015 / 10:23 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Ahead of a conference discussing the presence of women in the 2015 development agenda, organizers said goals fall short of addressing issues such as attacks on motherhood and surrogacy.

Pope's visit to Vatican departments a 'beautiful experience,' official says

Vatican City, May 22, 2015 / 08:14 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Friday Pope Francis began making stops at different departments of the Roman Curia – the first in series of visits. Today’s rounds included four different offices.