ISIS captive among new refugees welcomed by Pope Francis

VATICAN CITY (CNA/EWTN News) — The Vatican has taken in three new Syrian families, some members of which were ISIS prisoners before gaining freedom and fleeing the country.


Pence casts tiebreaking vote as Senate advances pro-life measure

WASHINGTON (CNA/EWTN News) — Vice President Mike Pence cast the deciding vote in the Senate Thursday to advance a measure allowing states to once more have the freedom to avoid funding Planned Parenthood clinics with federal “family planning” grants.  


Pope: God promises the 'impossible,' asks people hope against all hope

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Hope is not built on people's predictions, assurances, or line of reasoning, Pope Francis said.