Last Updated: May 4, 2016

Jesus' closeness to sinners isn’t a scandal – it's an example, Pope says

Vatican City, May 04, 2016 / 05:37 am (EWTN News/CNA).- On Wednesday Pope Francis said the parable of the Good Shepherd is a key example of God’s mercy, because it represents the depth of the Lord's concern in ensuring that no one is lost.

South African bishops rebuke government for spending billions on weapons

Cape Town, South Africa, May 04, 2016 / 07:38 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Catholic bishops of South Africa have criticized the government for excessive weapons spending given the country’s major social problems. 

Mercy, peace, joy to be focus of Courage apostolate's 2016 conference

Washington D.C., May 03, 2016 / 11:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The Courage apostolate to those with same-sex attraction will hold its 29th annual conference this July at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Nigerian bishop warns against embracing violence after attack by herdsmen

Nsukka, Nigeria, May 03, 2016 / 05:06 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- While the Diocese of Nsukka in southeastern Nigeria is still searching for answers following the massacre of dozens of Christians, Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has urged locals to embrace peace even in the face of such “persistent provocation.”