Last Updated: Feb 27, 2015

Oil company hit man has Archbishop Cordileone in his sights

San Francisco, Calif., Feb 27, 2015 / 07:20 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Sam Singer’s public relations firm spun a Chevron oil refinery disaster in California and fought back a legal ruling in Ecuador that could have awarded billions of dollars to indigenous people for the company’s alleged pollution damage to the Amazon.

The Pope's Lent retreat: Bucking tradition or just being his Jesuit self?

Vatican City, Feb 27, 2015 / 06:24 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- While Pope Francis has altered the custom of his predecessors by leaving the Vatican for his yearly Lenten retreat, one priest tells EWTN News the pontiff is merely being true to his Jesuit roots.

Pope Francis back from Ariccia with new seeds planted

Rome, Italy, Feb 27, 2015 / 08:15 am (EWTN News/CNA).- After a weeklong spiritual retreat outside of Rome, Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to the priest who led the reflections, saying that although it’s not easy to preach to priests, seeds have been planted.

Jesuit priest's cheerful disposition kept hope alive during Afghan captivity

Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb 27, 2015 / 04:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A key player in working for the release of a Jesuit priest held by suspected Taliban militants in Afghanistan for eight months said Thursday the priest never lost hope and was confident in the efforts being made to secure his freedom.