Last Updated: Jul 2, 2015

Anti-Catholic US history shows Church has survived and will continue, historian says

Washington D.C., Jul 01, 2015 / 04:15 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As bishops warn of current threats to religious liberty in the United States, Catholics can take heart that such challenges have faced them before, and they have persevered, one Church historian says.

Pope's encyclical forges unusual allies in fight for the environment

Vatican City, Jul 02, 2015 / 12:48 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican recently added the voice of self-described “secular Jewish feminist” Naomi Klein to their discussion on the climate, signaling a wider collaboration in the push for environmental protection.

Pontifical university plans to offer diploma in child protection by 2016

Rome, Italy, Jul 02, 2015 / 07:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Beginning in the spring of 2016, Rome's Pontifical Gregorian University will begin offering an intensive one-semester diploma program on the safeguarding of minors and the prevention of sex abuse by clergy.

Cuban bishops: prepare for Pope's visit with works of mercy

Havana, Cuba, Jul 02, 2015 / 01:13 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In preparation for Pope Francis’ visit to Cuba this fall, the bishops of the island nation are asking the faithful to perform acts of mercy during the first Fridays of July, August and September.