This Saint Bernard just met Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — While Pope Francis might have chastised animal-lovers who treat their pets better than people in last week’s general audience, that didn’t stop him from giving a good pat on the head to Magnum — the Saint Bernard with VIP access to Wednesday’s audience.


Iowa mother, 89, relishes her caregiver role for disabled 63-year-old son

VICTOR, Iowa (CNS) — Verabeth Bricker entered motherhood in 1949 without a clue that she'd still be changing diapers 67 years later. The third of her six children, David, 63, has a developmental disability and requires hands-on care and patience.


Benedictine nuns back at it again with a new album

KANSAS CITY (CNA) — A new album from the chart-topping community of Benedictine nuns in rural Missouri has an intimate selection of the songs they sing when they gather for Eucharistic Adoration at their monastery.


How Swiss Guards are bringing the Vatican to your kitchen

VATICAN CITY (CNA) — A native of Zurich, Switzerland, David Geisser was a chef prodigy.


Why Iraq wasn't what I thought

ERBIL, Iraq (CNA) — Loai Behnam Toubia pulls up his shirt, uncovering a thick, dark scar – probably 10 inches long – that tears vertically down his large, round belly.