Last Updated: Oct 21, 2014

Formation for marriage can't end at the wedding, Catholic couple says

Rome, Italy, Oct 21, 2014 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As the Church continues to reflect on the pastoral needs of the family following the recent Synod of Bishops, there has emerged the need for marriage formation lasting well beyond the day a husband and wife take their vows.

The Passion of Blessed Paul VI - 'Humanae vitae'

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2014 / 01:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Father Francesco di Felice worked at the Secretariat of State during the pontificate of Bl. Paul VI, and recently recounted the story behind the blessed Pope's 1968 encyclical which was received with widespread dissent.

Balance globalization with 'culture of inclusion,' Vatican entreats

Vatican City, Oct 20, 2014 / 12:24 pm (EWTN News).- In a message to Hindus celebrating the festival of Deepavali, the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue issued an invitation to foster a “culture of inclusion” in order to counter the divisive effects of globalization.  

A Middle East without Christians - cardinals consider sad prospect

Vatican City, Oct 20, 2014 / 11:41 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Monday's consistory of cardinals focused on the plight of Christians in the Middle East, especially in light of the rise of the Islamic State, and it also decided on two causes for canonization.