Last Updated: Jul 22, 2014

Openness to beauty leads soul to God, says Catholic thinker

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 22, 2014 / 05:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The senses are the “road to God”, who speaks to us through beauty, said Bill Donaghy, who holds a master's in systematic theology, at the recent Theology of the Body Congress held in Philadelphia.

Pope Francis calls Syro-Catholic patriarch, assures of his prayers

Vatican City, Jul 22, 2014 / 11:54 am (EWTN News/CNA).- According an Italian Catholic new organization, Pope Francis made a phone call to Patriarch Ignatius Youssef III Younan over the weekend to reassure him of his continued prayers for Iraqi Christians.

Schedule for Pope Francis' Caserta visit released

Vatican City, Jul 22, 2014 / 05:49 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Vatican has released Pope Francis’ schedule for the first of his two day-trips to the Italian city of Caserta, where he will later meet an evangelical pastor and friend from his time in Buenos Aires.

St. John Paul II, Gianna Molla to be World Meeting of Families patrons

Philadelphia, Pa., Jul 22, 2014 / 01:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia announced Sunday that St. John Paul II and St. Gianna Beretta Molla will be patron saints of the 2015 World Meeting of Families, being held in his cathedral city.