Congress combats targeting of traditional marriage advocates

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) -- A new bill protecting the religious liberty of traditional marriage advocates has the support of two leading U.S. bishops. But will the First Amendment Defense Act be enough to stem the rising tide of anti-discrimination lawsuits across the nation?

Pope officially paves the way for Saint Therese's parents to be canonized

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) -- Pope Francis formally approved on Saturday the decrees necessary for Blesseds Louis and Marie Zelie Martin – known for being the parents of St. Therese of Lisieux – to be declared saints later this year.

Pope will visit as pastor, not politician, says Washington cardinal

WASHINGTON (CNS) -- Pope Francis will make history during his visit to Washington in September, when he becomes the first pope to address a joint meeting of Congress and he offers the first canonization Mass to be celebrated in the United States.