Life and Family

Guinness World Records recognized Juan Vicente Pérez Mora as the oldest man in the world on Feb. 4, 2022, when he was 112 years old and 253 days old. / Credit: Guinness World Records

Oldest Man in the World, Who Prayed Holy Rosary Twice Daily Dead at 114

Apr 5, 2024

Juan Vicente Pérez Mora was awarded the oldest man in the world distinction by Guinness World Records on Feb. 4, 2022, when he was 112 years and 253 days old.

Based on his extensive apostolate on the internet, Dominican friar Nelson Medina offers several tips. / Credit: Shutterstock

5 Tips for Evangelizing on Social Media

Mar 28, 2024

Friar Nelson Medina, a Dominican known for his extensive apostolate on the internet, offers five tips for Catholics to do a better job evangelizing on social media.

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Cap-Haitien, Haiti / Rotorhead 30A Productions/Shutterstock

Haiti’s Catholic Bishops Issue Urgent Appeal for End to Violence

Mar 22, 2024

Amid the violence racking the country, the Haitian Bishops’ Conference has issued an urgent call for an end to the widespread violence.

Sister Inah Canabarro and her nephew Kléber Canabarro. / Credit: ACI Digital

World’s Oldest Catholic Nun is 115-year-old Brazilian Whose "great secret is to pray"

Mar 20, 2024

“My secret, my great secret, is to pray,” says Sister Inah Canabarro Lucas, the oldest nun in the world at 115 years of age.

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"There is real danger of civil war in Haiti": Catholic Archbishop of Port-au-Prince

Mar 11, 2024

Port-au-Prince Archbishop Max Leroy Mésidor shared his perspective on the difficult situation facing his country and the pastoral work of the Church.

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What Happens to the Saints Whose Feast Day Falls on Feb. 29 When There is no Leap Year?

Feb 29, 2024

The Church commemorates some saints on Feb. 29 — but what happens to them the other three years?

Ashes at Sant'Anselmo all'Aventino in Rome. | Credit: Vatican Media

10 Important Things to Know about Ash Wednesday

Feb 14, 2024

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, which is structured to spiritually prepare to walk with the Lord through his passion and celebrate his resurrection.

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The Drama of Human Trafficking in the World: 50 Million are Enslaved

Feb 10, 2024

Any day of the year more than 50 million people are enslaved in the world according to the latest estimate published in a joint report.

Archbishop Emeritus Héctor Aguer of La Plata, Argentina. | Credit: Argentine Episcopal Conference

Argentine Archbishop Criticizes Cardinals Who Back Fiducia Supplicans

Feb 5, 2024

Archbishop Emeritus Héctor Aguer of La Plata, Argentina, criticized two cardinals who expressed support for the Vatican declaration Fiducia Supplicans.

Pope Francis says Mass for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in St. Peter's Basilica, Feb. 2, 2022. | Credit: Vatican Media

The Presentation of the Lord: A Symbol of the Messiah’s Embrace

Feb 2, 2024

On this day we remember when Mary and Joseph carried the infant Jesus to the Temple to fulfill the law.

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix is Archbishop of Quebec, Canada. | Credit: Daniel Ibáñez

Canadian Cardinal Lacroix Named in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Jan 26, 2024

The archbishop of Quebec, Canada, Cardinal Gerald Lacroix, faces allegations in a class action lawsuit filed against the Archdiocese of Quebec.

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández celebrates his Mass of titular possession at the Church of Sts. Urban and Lawrence at Prima Porta on the northern outskirts of Rome on Dec. 3, 2023. | Credit: Elizabeth Alva/EWTN

Doctrine of Faith Prefect Says Pope Francis Knew about His Book "Mystical Passion"

Jan 17, 2024

The prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith said in a recent interview that Pope Francis previously knew of his Spanish-language book.

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Here are 5 Catholic Practices to Help Strengthen Your Faith Life in 2024

Jan 17, 2024

In the constant search for spiritual growth and connection to the sacred in everyday life, discovering new ways to strengthen your faith can be transformative.

Pope Francis attends the general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall Oct. 21, 2020. | Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Urges Humanitarian Response to Darien Migration Tragedy

Dec 20, 2023

“We need the joint effort of the most directly affected countries and the international community to prevent this tragic reality,” Pope Francis said.

In an interview with “EWTN News Nightly” anchor Tracy Sabol, National Catholics Bioethics Center President Dr. Joseph Meaney discusses the first-ever therapy approved by the FDA using CRISPR, a genome editing technology. | Credit: “EWTN News Nightly”

"Groundbreaking" Gene-editing Therapy Receives Thumbs up from Catholic Bioethicist

Dec 12, 2023

A new gene-editing therapy designed to help treat patients suffering from sickle cell disease has been endorsed by the National Catholic Bioethics Center.

The image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico. | David Ramos/CNA

Fact or fiction? 9 Popular Myths about Our Lady of Guadalupe

Dec 12, 2023

In the 500 years since Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared, the image of Our Lady has become the subject of several popular myths and legends, especially in Mexico.

Children participate in the “One Million Children Praying the Rosary” campaign in the Archdiocese of Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine, on Oct. 18, 2023. | Credit: ACN

"One Million Children Praying the Rosary" Surpasses 1 Million Participants for First Time

Nov 2, 2023

The children's rosary initiative began in Caracas, Venezuela, in 2005.

First edition of the Men’s Rosary. | Credit: Men’s Rosary Facebook Page

40 Countries to Participate in Men’s Rosary on October 7

Sep 27, 2023

The initiative originated in Poland and Ireland in 2018 and in just a few years has spread to other nations on different dates.

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UK court orders forced abortion for disabled Nigerian woman

Jun 24, 2019

A British judge has authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a pregnant Catholic woman with developmental disabilities and a mood disorder, despite the objections of the woman’s mother and the woman herself. The woman is 22 weeks pregnant.

People attending Mass with Pope Francis at the Catholic Sanctuary of the Martyrs, Namugongo, Uganda, Nov. 28, 2015. / Martha Calderon/CNA

African fertility rates are falling - but not fast enough for some Western groups

Jun 23, 2019

Despite recent disparaging Western commentary on high African birth rates, fertility rates on the continent are normal when viewed in the context of development, new data analysis from the Institute for Family Studies shows.