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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2024, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis: Humility ‘is the source of peace in the world and in the Church’

May 22, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

“Humility is everything. It is what saves us from the evil one,” the pope said. Read more

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Here’s the latest update on abortion measures up for a vote in 2024

May 22, 2024

By Daniel Payne, Jonah McKeown

Nearly a dozen states are considering abortion-related measures ahead of the November elections. Read more

The graduating senior class pioneered St. John Paul II High School in Colorado as freshmen. The 12 students are the first to have gone through all four years of the St. John Paull II program.

Catholic high school decades in the making breaks ground in northern Colorado

May 22, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Twelve seniors who pioneered St. John Paul II High School as freshmen four years ago graduated on the 44 acres... Read more

Archbishop Orlando Beltran Quevedo

Philippine cardinal condemns chapel bombing as ‘horrendous sacrilegious act’

May 21, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

A Catholic cardinal condemned the grenade attack on a village chapel during a Bible service that left two wounded in... Read more

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in early May urged Catholics to join a rally to oppose the “Equal Rights Amendment” (ERA) at the state capitol in St. Paul. The proposal “fails to protect Minnesotans from discrimination based on religion, could constitutionally mandate legal abortion up to the moment of birth, and promotes harmful gender ideology,” the archdiocese said.

‘Equal Rights Amendment’ that could have expanded abortion fails in Minnesota

May 21, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis had in early May urged Catholics to join a rally to oppose the... Read more

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Possible miracle at Lourdes: Almost-blind woman recovers her sight

May 21, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Hospitality of Our Lady of Lourdes of Madrid concluded its 101st pilgrimage on May 19, serving 800 participants, one... Read more

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UK plans to end gender ideology in schools, set age-based sex education rules

May 21, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

A proposed update to Relationships, Sex, and Health Education (RSHE) lesson guidance would prohibit schools from teaching that “gender is... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a video message to the conference “100 Years Since the ‘Concilium Sinense’” at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.

Pope Francis praises historic council in China as ‘an authentic synodal journey’

May 21, 2024

By Courtney Mares

In a video message to a conference in Rome, the pope noted that Chinese Catholics have endured “times of patience... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx.

German priests do not support Synodal Way, new study finds

May 21, 2024

By AC Wimmer

The study, officially titled “Who Becomes a Priest?”, found that priests are “alienated from the concerns of Church reform,” lead... Read more

The schismatic decision of the Poor Clares "seems absolutely wrong to me" but we must see "if it is possible to heal it, cure it, reverse it," said Spanish Archbishop Mario Iceta.

Spain archbishop on schismatic nuns: ‘I don’t know if they realize the profound consequences’

May 21, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Archbishop Mario Iceta of Burgos in Spain noted: “I don’t know if they realize the profound consequences” of their decision. Read more

People participate in a funeral procession of president Ebrahim Raisi and his seven aides in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan province, on May 21, 2024.

Pope expresses ‘spiritual closeness’ to Iran after death of president in helicopter crash

May 21, 2024

By Daniel Payne

In a telegram, the Holy Father sent “condolences upon the deaths of President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and ... Read more

Pope Francis sits down for an interview with Norah O'Donnell on CBS' "60 Minutes," which aired Monday, May 20, 2024.

Pope Francis on female deacons: ‘No’

May 21, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Holy Father stressed the importance of women’s roles in the Catholic Church, describing them as “the ones who move... Read more

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix is archbishop of Quebec, Canada.

Vatican: Investigation of Canadian cardinal found no ‘misconduct or abuse’ 

May 21, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix was accused as part of a class-action lawsuit against the Quebec Archdiocese of abusing a 17-year-old girl... Read more

Bishop-elect Joseph A. Williams.

Pope Francis names Bishop Joseph Williams as coadjutor bishop of Camden, New Jersey

May 21, 2024

By Courtney Mares

Williams, 50, has served as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis since 2022. Read more

The President of the Communications Commission of the 2024 International Eucharistic Congress, Father Livingston Olivares (left), accompanies EWTN Vice President for Programming and Production Peter Gagnon (center-right), EWTN Vice President for Spanish-language Production, Marketing, and Radio Enrique Duprat (center-left), EWTN Production Director Michael Holmes (far right), and IEC Quito 2024 Communications Coordinator Marcelo Mejía (front, kneeling) at the Monument to the Equator, the exact location of the Equator (from which the country of Ecuador takes its name) on the outskirts of the country's capital city of Quito, site of the 2024 International Eucharistic Congress.

EWTN designated official channel for 2024 International Eucharistic Congress

The 53rd International Eucharistic Congress has chosen EWTN as the official channel for providing live coverage of the Sept. 8–15... Read more

Mother of twin priests Eliete Dahan dos Santos says “there is no greater wealth than having priest sons.”

Mother of twin priests: The greatest wealth for parents is to have sons who are priests

May 21, 2024

By Natalia Zimbrão

“I believe there is no greater wealth for parents than having sons who are priests,” says Eliete Dahan dos Santos... Read more

San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone processes over the Golden Gate Bridge with the Eucharist on May 19, 2024.

VIDEO: A look at the beginning of the four National Eucharistic Pilgrimage routes

May 20, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

The EWTN News team deployed to the four corners of the nation to cover the May 19 start of the... Read more

Cardinal Kevin Farrell, prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for the Laity, the Family and Life.

Pope Francis appoints pontifical legate to 2024 International Eucharistic Congress

May 20, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Kevin Farrell as his special envoy for the 53rd International Eucharistic Congress. Read more

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, listens to a question during the May 20, 2024, press briefing with a small group of journalists at the Latin Patriarchate headquarters in Jerusalem about his recent visit to visit the Catholic community in Gaza.

Cardinal Pizzaballa meets with journalists to discuss visit to Catholic parish in Gaza 

May 20, 2024

By Marinella Bandini

After returning from the Catholic parish in northern Gaza, Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin patriarch, spoke to the press about... Read more

Bishop Louis Tylka.

Peoria Diocese to reduce the number of parishes in the diocese by half

May 20, 2024

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Louis Tylka announced on Saturday that between now and May 2026, the diocese will be reshaped from 156 parishes... Read more