Last Updated: Jan 21, 2017

Pope Francis makes a strong call for better marriage prep

Vatican City, Jan 21, 2017 / 11:45 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In his annual speech to the Holy See's main court on Saturday, Pope Francis stressed the pressing need for effective education and preparation for the sacrament of marriage – not only to guard against invalid marriages, but also to strengthen the faith of the couple as they prepare for the unique blessings and challenges of married life.

Eggs and anti-Catholicism hurled at churchgoers in Scotland

Edinburgh, Scotland, Jan 21, 2017 / 06:02 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A 12 year-old boy has been charged with threatening and abusive behavior following an incident on Tuesday at a Catholic Church in Scotland.

Pope to Dominicans: Your good works give glory to God

Rome, Italy, Jan 21, 2017 / 12:50 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Saturday Pope Francis encouraged Dominicans to persevere in their good works of the last 800 years, which have been like the “salt” and “light” of Christ, spreading the Gospel throughout the world.

This Spanish prison ministry is helping rehabilitate inmates

Madrid, Spain, Jan 21, 2017 / 08:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The prison ministry founded by a Spanish Jesuit in the 1960s has had such fruits as a group of inmates donating their own money to help the needy at Christmas, according to the head of the foundation.