Last Updated: Nov 1, 2014

A (literal) breath of fresh air for the Sistine Chapel's frescos

Vatican City, Oct 31, 2014 / 03:11 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The first major makeover the Sistine Chapel has had since 1994 brings with it a completely new LED lighting system and high-tech sensors that automatically measure and adjust the chapel's oxygen levels.

Vatican releases official English translation of synod's final report

Vatican City, Oct 31, 2014 / 04:54 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Now released in English, the Synod of Bishop's final relatio reveals a more positive tone regarding the family called for by the synod’s small groups, as well as greater clarity on phrases that generated confusion in the midterm relatio.

It's not the law that saves you – it's Christ, Pope reflects

Vatican City, Oct 31, 2014 / 02:34 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Christians who cling to the law and not to love are like the hypocrite Pharisees in the Gospel, Pope Francis said in today’s homily.

Candidate in Washington state lampooned for his Catholic faith

Seattle, Wash., Oct 31, 2014 / 02:18 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Mark Miloscia, a candidate for Washington's state senate, has been attacked for his Catholic faith and adherence to Church teaching on a website belittling his faith as incompatible with representing his district.