Last Updated: Jul 4, 2015

Rebuilt from the ashes: The story of an American basilica

Norfolk, Va., Jul 04, 2015 / 05:41 am (EWTN News/CNA).- An immigrant parish, burnt down, with only the crucifix remaining. A parish rebuilt, transformed and a key part in giving back to the community. In a sense, one parish’s story of struggle, pressure and rebirth is metaphor for the American Catholic experience.

Receiving awards, Benedict XVI credits witness of John Paul II

Vatican City, Jul 04, 2015 / 12:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- After receiving an honorary doctorate from both the Pontifical John Paul II University of Krakow and the Krakow Academy of Music, retired pontiff Benedict XVI credited the saintly example of his predecessor for his spiritual and theological achievements.

Bl. Junipero statue in the Capitol is safe – for now

Los Angeles, Calif., Jul 03, 2015 / 01:42 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- An effort to remove the statue of Bl. Junipero Serra from the U.S. Capitol has been set aside for the time being.

Evangelizing evangelicals – why Pope Francis loves to meet with charismatic movements

Vatican City, Jul 03, 2015 / 12:38 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis’ attendance for the second consecutive year at the Catholic charismatic movement’s Renewal with the Spirit convocation shows his attention to charismatic movements as means to foster ecumenical path.