Last Updated: Jun 19, 2018

Questions on sexuality loom large ahead of youth synod

Vatican City, Jun 19, 2018 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- According to the official working document for the upcoming synod of bishops on youth, the major questions for young people ahead of the October discussion surround issues of sexuality and gender, the role of women and the desire for a Church that knows how to listen.

Chaput asks Notre Dame student for youth synod advice

Philadelphia, Pa., Jun 19, 2018 / 08:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput turned over his weekly Catholic Philly column to a University of Notre Dame student, who hopes an upcoming Vatican synod will encourage young people to take personal responsibility for the “decisive missions” of vocations and Christian discipleship.

Chicago Catholic Charities provides showers for homeless people

Chicago, Ill., Jun 19, 2018 / 06:09 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Two weeks ago, Chicago's Catholic Charities opened hygienic services offering homeless persons showers and a place to do laundry in the city's River North neighborhood.

US aid to Iraqi Christians, Yazidis on fast track via Catholic Relief Services

Washington D.C., Jun 19, 2018 / 05:52 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The United States Agency for International Development has announced it is investing $10 million into coalitions led by Catholic Relief Services and Heartland Alliance to help rebuild Christian and other minority communities in Iraq who suffered genocide under the Islamic State.