Last Updated: May 2, 2015

Pope Francis celebrates Junipero Serra – a 'founding father' of the US

Rome, Italy, May 02, 2015 / 10:41 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis marked a “day of reflection” for the soon-to-be canonized Junípero Serra by celebrating Mass at the Pontifical North American College, lauding the 18th century missionary who worked to defend the native people against the abuses of colonialism.

Is Oklahoma's use of lethal injection cruel and unusual?

Washington D.C., May 02, 2015 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Wednesday in a case challenging the use of the lethal injection in the United States, following a number of botched executions.

Six years after Notre Dame speech, Obama's 'common ground' claim questioned

South Bend, Ind., May 01, 2015 / 06:23 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Knights of Columbus head Carl Anderson questioned the Obama Administration’s policies in a speech at Notre Dame University, six years after the president promised conscience protections and common ground on issues such as abortion.

San Fran archdiocese praises Catholic school teachers, rejects 'inflammatory' reports

San Francisco, Calif., May 01, 2015 / 06:22 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archdiocese of San Francisco has stressed its “greatest admiration and respect” for those working in Catholic education, pledging to take into account teachers’ concerns while lamenting that some reports about its proposals for Catholic schools have been “incorrect” and “inflammatory.”