Last Updated: Apr 20, 2018

Pope: Without the Eucharist, everything the Church does is vain

Vatican City, Apr 20, 2018 / 07:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- During a brief day-trip to two small Italian cities, Pope Francis stressed the centrality of the Eucharist to the life and actions of the Church, saying without Christ's love and self-sacrifice, everything would be done in vanity, since everything Jesus did was for others.

Spiritual guidance belongs in politics, Bishop Tobin says

Providence, R.I., Apr 20, 2018 / 02:55 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Speaking out on political issues is not only a right, but a duty, for religious leaders, said Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence in a recent interview.

There's no 'maybe' when answering the Lord's call, pope says

Vatican City, Apr 20, 2018 / 04:54 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Speaking in the southern Italian town of Alessano on Friday, Pope Francis said that we should be on fire for our faith, combining prayer and action after the example of the Italian bishop Tonino Bello.

Priest murdered in Mexico amid continuing wave of violence

Mexico City, Mexico, Apr 20, 2018 / 04:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A Catholic priest in the Diocese of Cuautitlán Izcalli, México, was stabbed to death inside a church Wednesday, local reports said.