Last Updated: Aug 2, 2015

Why the effort to make gay marriage sacramental won't work

Washington D.C., Aug 02, 2015 / 05:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Dissenting Catholic groups have called for gay marriage to be recognized as a sacrament, but Catholic theology has a clear priority: marriage is God's creation – and not even the Church can change that.

Pope: In Confession we encounter God's immense mercy

Vatican City, Aug 02, 2015 / 10:59 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Delivering his weekly Angelus address in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday, Pope Francis said that while everyone feels shame before going to Confession, this grace helps us to be open to God’s forgiveness.

A childhood friendship that shaped JPII's love for the Jewish community

Vatican City, Aug 02, 2015 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Saint John Paul II's historic embrace of former chief rabbi of Rome Elio Toaff welcomes visitors to a new Vatican exhibition on the late Pope's compelling relationship with the Jewish people.

Promote the common good and give workers a raise, Catholic leaders tell Congress

Washington D.C., Jul 31, 2015 / 06:31 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Catholic leaders are calling on Congress to raise the minimum wage, for the good of low-wage workers and their families.