Last Updated: Sep 17, 2014

True Christians aren't elitist – they generate life, Pope says

Vatican City, Sep 17, 2014 / 07:19 am (EWTN News/CNA).- At his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on what it means to evangelize, calling it apostolic work born of an encounter with Christ rather than lifeless efforts from the self-appointed “elect.”

Obama's 'historic' meeting with Middle East patriarchs draws praise

Washington D.C., Sep 17, 2014 / 02:51 pm (EWTN News).- An organization working to raise awareness about persecuted minorities voiced gratitude for a meeting between Middle Eastern Christian patriarchs and U.S. President Barack Obama last week.

Pope Francis uses fast-track move to canonize first Sri Lankan

Vatican City, Sep 17, 2014 / 10:54 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Blessed Joseph Vaz will soon become Sri Lanka's first saint after Pope Francis Sept. 17 advanced his cause for canonization by waiving the requirement for a second miracle.

Christ Our Life conferences a 'shot of holy adrenaline'

Des Moines, Iowa, Sep 17, 2014 / 05:35 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Holy Spirit's inspiration can strike at the most unexpected times - like while running on a treadmill.