Last Updated: Oct 23, 2014

How a reproductive health pioneer became an 'instant convert' reading Humanae Vitae

Vatican City, Oct 23, 2014 / 12:05 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As founders of an institute studying reproductive healthcare, Thomas and Susan Hilgers have seen the benefits that natural family planning can offer in the realms of health, sexuality and human relationships.

Ottawa archbishop cancels event, calls for prayers in wake of shooting

Ottawa, Canada, Oct 23, 2014 / 10:57 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Archdiocese of Ottawa, Canada, released a statement canceling its annual charity dinner in the wake of yesterday’s shooting, and urged Catholics to pray for all those affected by the violent act.

How do we praise God? Pray like Saint Paul, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Oct 23, 2014 / 06:57 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his homily on Thursday, Pope Francis said no one has the strength to be a Christian without the Holy Spirit, and encouraged attendees to imitate St. Paul in praying with praise and adoration.

How Catholics in Scotland are reforming marriage prep

Edinburgh, Scotland, Oct 23, 2014 / 03:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A new marriage preparation program in the Archdiocese of Saint Andrews and Edinburgh aims to help engaged Catholics on their path to marriage by rediscovering beauty, value of the sacrament.