Pope Francis reportedly met with Kim Davis, offered support

Washington D.C., Sep 30, 2015 / 08:47 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Embattled county clerk Kim Davis met with Pope Francis in Washington, D.C. last Thursday, her lawyer has told multiple media outlets. When asked about the meeting, the head of the Holy See press office, Fr Federico Lombardi, said, “I don't deny that the meeting may have taken place but I don't have comments to add.” Robert Moynihan, editor of the publication “Inside the Vatican,” first broke the … [Read more...]

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Here’s what Archbishop Kurtz thought about Pope Francis’ visit

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 30, 2015 / 06:41 am (CNA/EWTN News).- For Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville, hearing the words of Pope Francis is like being taken back in time to when he first experienced his “original call” to serve the Church through the priesthood. “When I hear our Holy Father speaking, I feel like I’m going back on retreat. I’m going back to when I first was drawn to become a priest,” the president of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference said … [Read more...]

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Sistine Chapel Choir releases sacred music album recorded in its chapel

Vatican City, Sep 30, 2015 / 03:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- As the first album ever to be recorded inside the Sistine Chapel is released, Archbishop Georg Ganswein said the sacred music featured is not something of the past, but continues to play a role in evangelization. “Sacred music has a past. It comes from the past, but it has a great future,” Archbishop Ganswein, prefect of the Papal Household, told CNA Sept. 29, following a presentation of the Sistine Chapel Choir’s new … [Read more...]

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US bishops echo Pope’s words on sex abuse, accountability

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 30, 2015 / 12:03 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Two committee heads of the U.S. bishops’ conference voiced support for Pope Francis’ statement rejecting the sexual abuse of minors and promising accountability for those guilty of crimes against children. “I was so happy that our Holy Father was very clear with his message today,” said Bishop Edward J. Burns of Juneau, chairman of the U.S. bishops’ committee on child and youth … [Read more...]

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What’s it like to play for the Pope? Here’s how one Catholic artist described it

Washington D.C., Sep 29, 2015 / 04:17 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Performing for Pope Francis at Saturday’s Festival of Families in Philadelphia was an answer to prayer for musician Marie Miller, but getting a personal thumbs-up from him surely helped confirm it. “Why did God want me to play when they could have picked somebody that was really popular like the other artists?” she recalled herself asking, in an interview with CNA. Miller was part of a star-studded entertainment … [Read more...]

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After the Pope’s visit – an exclusive interview with Archbishop Chaput

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 29, 2015 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia hosted Pope Francis in his highly-anticipated first visit to the United States. As the dust settled after the departure of nearly 1 million participants in the final Mass for the World Meeting of Families, CNA had the chance to interview Archbishop Chaput, who offered his take on the historic papal trip, the challenges facing family in the U.S., and the upcoming Synod of Bishops in … [Read more...]

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After the Pope’s visit – an exclusive interview with Archbishop Chaput

Philadelphia, Pa., Sep 29, 2015 / 04:08 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia hosted Pope Francis in his highly-anticipated first visit to the United States. As the dust settled after the departure of nearly 1 million participants in the final Mass for the World Meeting of Families, CNA had the chance to interview Archbishop Chaput, who offered his take on the historic papal trip, the challenges facing family in the U.S., and the upcoming Synod of Bishops in … [Read more...]

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