Last Updated: Dec 8, 2016

Be like Mary – say yes to God, but not halfway, Pope Francis says

Vatican City, Dec 08, 2016 / 06:40 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The contrast between the “no” of man in the Garden of Eden and the “yes” of Mary at the Annunciation was the heart of Pope Francis’ message for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, which he said is an opportunity for each person to renew their own commitment to God.

Doctors warn Australian state against legalizing euthanasia

Melbourne, Australia, Dec 08, 2016 / 08:01 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The government of the Australian state of Victoria is looking to legalize euthanasia in 2017, but physicians have warned of the risk of diminishing palliative care, already underutilized and underfunded.

Ohio lawmakers revive 'heartbeat abortion' ban

Columbus, Ohio, Dec 07, 2016 / 06:33 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Citing the prospect of a more favorable Supreme Court, Ohio legislators have passed a ban on abortions once an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected.

Pope Francis: Through beauty, artists make the world better

Vatican City, Dec 07, 2016 / 04:36 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Beauty, under the care of artists, has the ability to transform even the everyday lives of men and women, Pope Francis said in a message for the annual meeting of the Pontifical Academies on Tuesday.