Last Updated: Oct 23, 2014

'Donít abandon us' Ė Church in Mosul 'no longer exists'

Mosul, Iraq, Oct 23, 2014 / 05:21 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Reflecting on his recent trip to the Holy Land and to Iraqi Kurdistan, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City said that for all practical purposes, the bishops of Mosul no longer have Churches to shepherd.

How do we praise God? Pray like Saint Paul, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Oct 23, 2014 / 06:57 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his homily on Thursday Pope Francis said that no one has the strength to be a Christian without the Holy Spirit, and encouraged attendees to imitate St. Paul in praying to him with praise and adoration.

How Catholics in Scotland are reforming marriage prep

Edinburgh, Scotland, Oct 23, 2014 / 03:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A new marriage preparation program in the Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh aims to help engaged Catholics on their path to marriage by rediscovering beauty, value of the sacrament.

For DRC bishops, end to president's term limit would be 'a step backward'

Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Oct 23, 2014 / 01:03 am (EWTN News).- Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines has written to the US state department urging that it support efforts of the Congolese bishops to oppose the suggested end to presidential term limits in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.