Last Updated: May 27, 2015

As synod council meets, 'shadow council' pushes acceptance of gay unions

Rome, Italy, May 26, 2015 / 04:01 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- While the Synod of Bishops' ordinary council gathered to discuss the upcoming Synod on the Family this week, a private group of bishops and experts convened separately behind closed doors in Rome to consider the most controversial issues at the synod, particularly support of gay unions and Communion for the divorced and remarried.

DC Cardinal: Christ didn't change his words, and neither should the Church

Washington D.C., May 27, 2015 / 03:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- It is not discrimination for a Catholic to publicly profess his faith, Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington insisted Sunday in a pastoral letter on “Being Catholic Today.”

'Little' friars credit vocation boom to Pope's name

Rome, Italy, May 26, 2015 / 04:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Gathered in Rome for their general chapter meeting, members of the Order of Friars Minor – better known as Franciscans – said that while vocations in general have been down in recent years, numbers have begun to rise again after Pope Francis’ election.

Think you're important because you have money? Think again, Pope says

Vatican City, May 26, 2015 / 09:21 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his homily Tuesday Pope Francis cautioned against the “counter-witness” of those who seek to follow both Jesus and worldly temptations, saying that to follow Christ means denying oneself and serving others.