Last Updated: Apr 24, 2017

University meets harsh criticism for Plan B in vending machine

Washington D.C., Apr 24, 2017 / 05:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A California university came under fire for dispensing Plan B contraceptive pill in a vending machine, with one critic calling the move inadequate in meeting the real needs of women.

Catholics speak out against execution of two more Arkansas inmates

Little Rock, Ark., Apr 24, 2017 / 05:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-  As Arkansas prepares to conduct the first double execution in the U.S. since 2000, Catholics prayed for all involved in the execution and the victims of the capital crimes.

Pope Francis to visit graves of two 20th century Italian priests

Vatican City, Apr 24, 2017 / 12:28 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis will make a pilgrimage June 20 to visit the graves of two 20th century Italian priests in the towns of Bozzolo and Bariana, the Vatican announced Monday.

Pope Francis comforts sister of French priest slain last year

Vatican City, Apr 24, 2017 / 11:07 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Pope Francis on Saturday comforted the sister of Father Jacques Hamel, an 85-year-old priest who was killed by ISIS sympathizers while celebrating Mass in Normandy, France last summer.