Last Updated: Oct 25, 2016

Vatican explains that cremated bodies may not be scattered

Vatican City, Oct 25, 2016 / 10:44 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released an instruction Tuesday regarding burial and cremation, reiterating the Church's teaching that cremation, while strongly discouraged, can be permissible under certain restrictions – and that scattering the ashes is forbidden.

For Pope Francis, God's kingdom doesn't grow through organization charts

Vatican City, Oct 25, 2016 / 03:05 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The kingdom of heaven is able to grow when its members are docile to the Holy Spirit – rather than when they focus on structures and organization charts, the Pope said during his homily at Mass on Tuesday.

Proposal to close DC Metro on Sunday mornings draws outcry

Washington D.C., Oct 25, 2016 / 02:35 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- A proposal to close the Washington, D.C. metro until noon on Sundays has prompted strong criticism from churches whose members rely on public transportation to attend worship services.

Peruvian president consecrates nation to Sacred Heart, Immaculate Heart

Lima, Peru, Oct 25, 2016 / 07:35 am (EWTN News/CNA).- At the National Prayer Breakfast in Lima, Peru on Friday, the nation’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, consecrated the country, his family and himself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.