The father of Western monasticism and the shaper of our civilization can help form your family in the faith.


A talk with Catholic author and father of 11 kids, Patrick Madrid

There are very few things a father can give his children that will last forever – the latest iPod, a trust fund and even a college education are good only for this lifetime. But there are some eternal gifts that a dad should be very careful to pass on. They are love, and the greatest expression of love that is found in death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. That is, the Catholic faith.


Pittsburgh, Pa., Aug 17, 2018 / 04:23 am (EWTN News/CNA).-

Following a major grand jury report on past sexual abuse in six Catholic dioceses of Pennsylvania, discussions continue over whether and how to change the state's legal limits on prosecution and civil lawsuits for sex abuse.

Washington D.C., Aug 16, 2018 / 07:31 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

Cardinal Raymond Burke said Thursday that the Catholic Church is facing "a very grave crisis" due to the "grievous failure" on the part of certain bishops and that "a serious loss of confidence in our shepherds" needs to be restored after sexual abuse scandals in the United States.

Springfield, Ill., Aug 16, 2018 / 01:45 am (EWTN News/CNA).-

A Mass in the Diocese of Springfield, Ill commemorated the anniversary of racially-motivated riots that destroyed black-owned business and homes in the city, and left at least 13 people dead during a three-day period in 1908. A priest of the diocese encouraged Catholics to counteract hatred with the spirit of universal brotherhood and childlike love.

Washington D.C., Aug 15, 2018 / 05:00 pm (EWTN News/CNA).-

Cardinal Donald Wuerl and the Diocese of Pittsburgh say that when the
former Pittsburgh bishop approved the transfer of a priest accused of
serial sexual abuse, he was unaware of the allegations made against the
priest. The transfer is described in the Aug. 14 report issued by a
Pennsylvania grand jury charged with investing clerical sexual abuse in

San Francisco, Calif., Aug 15, 2018 / 02:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).-

When the Benedict XVI Institute in San Francisco formed a choir to teach
Gregorian chant and sacred music to interested parishes, they landed
the most unlikely of first gigs – a concert at San Quentin State Prison.


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