Last Updated: Oct 21, 2014

Formation for marriage can't end at the wedding, Catholic couple says

Rome, Italy, Oct 21, 2014 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- As the Church continues to reflect on the pastoral needs of the family following the recent Synod of Bishops, there has emerged the need for marriage formation lasting well beyond the day a husband and wife take their vows.

Pope Francis: Christ restores peace by breaking walls of division

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2014 / 11:30 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Christ wants to see us reconciled rather than living as enemies, Pope Francis said in his homily at Mass on Tuesday, explaining that a true Christian lives with this hope.

Vatican releases details for Pope Francis' visit to Turkey

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2014 / 08:53 am (EWTN News/CNA).- In response to an invitation sent by Patriarch Bartolomeo I of Constantinople, Pope Francis will make a three-day trip to Turkey, during which he will visit the cities of Ankara and Istanbul.

The Passion of Blessed Paul VI - 'Humanae vitae'

Vatican City, Oct 21, 2014 / 01:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Father Francesco di Felice worked at the Secretariat of State during the pontificate of Bl. Paul VI, and recently recounted the story behind the blessed Pope's 1968 encyclical which was received with widespread dissent.