Last Updated: Jun 19, 2018

Questions on sexuality loom large ahead of youth synod

Vatican City, Jun 19, 2018 / 05:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- According to the official working document for the upcoming synod of bishops on youth, the major questions for young people ahead of the October discussion surround issues of sexuality and gender, the role of women and the desire for a Church that knows how to listen.

In Western Europe, Christians who don't go to church outnumber those who do

Rome, Italy, Jun 18, 2018 / 04:15 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- Most Western Europeans identify as Christian, but say they do not, or seldom, attend church services – outnumbering those Christians who do attend church, a survey from the Pew Research Center has reported.

Australian priests 'willing to go to jail' rather than break confessional seal

Canberra, Australia, Jun 18, 2018 / 01:53 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- As Australian states and territories pass and consider laws requiring priests to break the seal of confession to report cases of child sex abuse, Catholic priests are saying they would go to jail rather than violate the seal.

Argentina bishops: Abortion vote shows we have work to do

Buenos Aires, Argentina, Jun 17, 2018 / 05:13 pm (EWTN News/CNA).- The bishops of Argentina said that this week’s vote in the House of Representatives to legalize abortion shows the shortcomings of both the Church and society in accompanying women and educating people.