National / International News

National / International News

Pope did not say he'd ordain women deacons, spokesman says

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis "did not say he intends to introduce a diaconal ordination for women," and he certainly did not speak about the ordination of women priests, the Vatican spokesman said.

Mercy, peace, joy to be focus of Courage apostolate's 2016 conference

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — The Courage apostolate to those with same-sex attraction will hold its 29th annual conference this July at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

Pope Francis says he's open to studying the female diaconate

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) - On Thursday Pope Francis said he would be open to the idea of forming a commission to study the historical context of the female diaconate, as well as the possibility of women serving as deacons today.