Last Updated: Mar 27, 2015

Bullets or needles? Death penalty faces new scrutiny as states mull changes

Washington D.C., Mar 27, 2015 / 05:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Firing squads, gas chambers and the electric chair – these types of execution may seem like methods of the past, but some states in the U.S. are bringing them back, prompting a debate about the most humane form of the death penalty, or whether the very idea is a contradiction in terms.

Two young religious orders look to expand to Denver this summer

Denver, Colo., Mar 27, 2015 / 03:04 am (EWTN News/CNA).- Two rather new orders of religious sisters looking to expand their missions have set their sights on the Archdiocese of Denver. 

Pope Francis meets relatives of aid workers murdered by Islamic State

Vatican City, Mar 27, 2015 / 01:03 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The brother and widow of two British aid workers killed by Islamic State militants last autumn were among the participants in yesterday’s General Audience, during which they briefly met with Pope Francis and received his blessing.

London Catholic school believes government order threatens its identity

London, England, Mar 26, 2015 / 05:29 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A prestigious Catholic school in London fears that altering its admissions criteria – as it was ordered to do by an English government agency following a complaint from the British Humanist Association – will damage its Christian identity.