"The world needs to know that I don’t 'suffer' from Down syndrome"

Vatican City, Oct 26, 2017 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In her own words, Bridget Brown is “a self-advocate, an inclusion advocate, an actress… and a young woman with Down syndrome.” She also loves her life and wants others to know that each and every person is precious.

Trump declares opioid crisis a public health emergency

Washington D.C., Oct 26, 2017 / 03:57 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- President Donald Trump on Thursday declared the U.S. opioid crisis a public health emergency, calling federal government agencies to focus their resources on finding solutions to the growing problem.

Pope: Heaven isn't a 'fairy tale' – it's an embrace with God

Vatican City, Oct 25, 2017 / 05:40 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis on Wednesday spoke about the hope Christians have at the end of life, which is found in God’s promise to be with us at the moment of our death, and to give us eternal life with him in heaven. “Paradise is not a fairy

The tradition of sacred choral music needs to be 'revived'

Vatican City, Oct 25, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For one member of “the Pope's Choir,” the Catholic Church, while appreciating sacred music, has in some respects lost the art of singing it in her parishes, prompting the need for a revival of traditional style across the world.

Why did Pope Francis write to Cardinal Sarah?

Vatican City, Oct 24, 2017 / 04:45 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- To understand the recent publication of a letter sent by Pope Francis to Cardinal Robert Sarah, it is helpful to understand the wider discussion into which it fits. The letter was sent as a reaction to a commentary the cardinal wrote on the

Denver archbishop addresses teen social media use, suicide spike

Denver, Colo., Oct 24, 2017 / 03:51 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The growing problem of teen suicide is one that should be met with prayer and efforts to help young people develop healthy use of social media, said Archbishop Samuel Aquila of Denver in a recent column. “Suicide by teens in Colorado is

Appeals court approves abortion for undocumented teen

Austin, Texas, Oct 24, 2017 / 02:29 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A federal appeals court has ordered that the government must assist a 17-year-old undocumented immigrant, detained in federal custody in Texas, to obtain an abortion. In a 6-3 decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals overturned an Oct. 20

Release of Santa Fe court records a step in countering abuse, archdiocese says

Santa Fe, N.M., Oct 24, 2017 / 01:57 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The release of court records related to sex abuse allegations against three Catholic priests several decades ago will serve as “an additional step in healing for survivors, their families, our Church, and communities,” the

Nashville administrator: pray for conversion of white nationalists

Nashville, Tenn., Oct 24, 2017 / 12:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The administrator of the Diocese of Nashville has called on the local community to pray for the conversions of white nationalists who are organizing two rallies in Tennessee later this month. “On behalf of the Catholic community of

Sistine Chapel Choir releases new album for Advent, Christmas

Vatican City, Oct 24, 2017 / 11:16 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For the third year in a row, the Sistine Chapel Choir has released a new CD, which this year is dedicated to Advent and Christmas, and features unique scores based on historic manuscripts from the Vatican Library.   Created in partnership