More young women choosing health over birth control

Rome, Italy, Apr 8, 2014 / 02:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Brianna Heldt was 20 years-old when she first started taking the birth control pill. As an Evangelical Protestant, she believed in saving sex for marriage, but the young college student was planning her wedding and wanted to delay having children for a few years. Like many young women, Heldt visited her college's campus health clinic and got a prescription. What followed was an unexpected and “horribly difficult” time … [Read more...]

Pope Francis reaffirms importance of Vatican bank’s mission

Vatican City, Apr 8, 2014 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis approved a proposal Monday on the future of the Institute for Religious Works, commonly known as the “Vatican bank,” affirming its importance for the good of the Church. “The IOR will continue to serve with prudence and provide specialized financial services to the Catholic Church worldwide,” read a statement from the Holy See press office released April 7. “The valuable services that can be … [Read more...]