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  • Trump nominates Callista Gingrich ambassador to Vatican

    WASHINGTON (CNS) -- As he prepared to meet Pope Francis for the first time, President Donald Trump formally nominated Callista Gingrich, wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, to be the new U.S. ambassador to the Holy See. The White House announced ...

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  • The murder case of Blessed Oscar Romero has been reopened

    San Salvador, El Salvador, May 19, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- A nearly 40 year-old murder case was reopened this week to properly prosecute the suspected killer behind the Salvadorian archbishop's martyrdom. Because of an amnesty law that prohibited the ...

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  • Planned Parenthood to close its only Wyoming clinic this summer

    Cheyenne, Wyo., May 19, 2017 CNA/EWTN News.- The only Planned Parenthood office in Wyoming will close along with another five offices in the organization’s Rocky Mountain region, though officials said it would still exercise a presence in the state. The ...

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  • Search for common ground will be key to pope's meeting with Trump

    VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Despite a few pointed comments in the past and fundamental differences on issues such as immigration, economic policy, military spending and climate change, sparks are not expected to fly May 24 when Pope Francis welcomes U.S. President ...

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Pope announces new cardinals from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos, Salvador


VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- Pope Francis announced he will create five new cardinals June 28; the new cardinals-designate come from Mali, Spain, Sweden, Laos and El Salvador. Unusually, the group of prelates announced by the pope May 21 includes an auxiliary bishop whose archbishop is not a cardinal; he is Cardinal-designate Gregorio Rosa Chavez, 74, the current auxiliary bishop of San Salvador.

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Vatican takes key step forward for Father Flanagan's sainthood cause


OMAHA, Neb. (CNS) -- The Vatican has taken a key step forward in the sainthood cause of Father Edward J. Flanagan, the founder of Boys Town, local officials said May 15. The Congregation for Saints' Causes found that the Archdiocese of Omaha's three-year investigation into Father Flanagan's life was thorough and without error, and includes evidence of a reputation for sanctity, said Steven Wolf, president of the Father Flanagan League Society of Devotion, which has helped lead the sainthood effort.

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