Last Updated: Jul 24, 2014

Soaring student debt sparks response from Catholic colleges

Denver, Colo., Jul 24, 2014 / 05:23 am (EWTN News/CNA).- With a national student loan debt of slightly more than $1 trillion, American colleges may have to start re-thinking the way they do business.

Meriam Ibrahim lands in Rome, meets with Pope Francis

Vatican City, Jul 24, 2014 / 07:44 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A young Sudanese woman dismissed of a death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith has arrived to Rome with her family, where they met with Pope Francis a few hours after landing.

El Salvador youth saved from violence by music

San Salvador, El Salvador, Jul 24, 2014 / 03:12 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Nearly 1,000 children and teens who live in violent, crime-ridden areas of El Salvador have turned to the Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra as an alternative to a life of drugs and conflict.

John Paul I's beatification cause may advance, cardinal says

Belluno, Italy, Jul 24, 2014 / 01:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A document advancing the beatification of John Paul I is ready, and will be given to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints this autumn, according to the emeritus Secretary of State.