The sacrifice of Chiara Corbella: 'Yes, Enrico, the Cross is very sweet'

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — In a testimony at the Vatican’s Jubilee for the sick and disabled, the husband of the late Chiara Corbella Petrillo — who died after rejecting medical treatment in order to save her unborn child — spoke about his wife's joyful faith in the face of terminal illness.


This man was 9-years-old when he saw John Paul II get shot

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — Thirty-five years after Saint John Paul II was shot in St. Peter’s Square, a witness from the front rows of the security barricades says that the now-canonized pope offers an example — and a challenge — of forgiveness for children who witness violence.


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.