Last Updated: Apr 21, 2018

Pope: Without the Eucharist, everything the Church does is vain

Vatican City, Apr 20, 2018 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- During a brief day-trip to two small Italian cities, Pope Francis stressed the centrality of the Eucharist to the life and actions of the Church, saying without Christ's love and self-sacrifice, everything would be done in vanity, since everything Jesus did was for others.

Encouragement a strong factor in priesthood discernment, study finds

Washington D.C., Apr 21, 2018 / 05:09 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A strong majority of the 430 men who are about to be ordained to the Catholic priesthood in the United States come from families where both parents were Catholic, and had several friends encouraging them in their vocation.

Laywomen among new CDF appointees

Vatican City, Apr 21, 2018 / 08:52 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Saturday Pope Francis named five new consultors of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, including three female academics and two priests.

Chicago church leaders unite to oppose massive tax threat to religious groups

Chicago, Ill., Apr 21, 2018 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Religious leaders in Chicago are fighting to end a lawsuit filed by an atheist group that would impose upwards of $1 billion in taxes for churches around the nation.