Media — What to watch

EWTN and local diocesan media connects you with the lives of the saints and others striving to be. This weekend, meet: El Camino pilgrims, FourEver, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Mother Dolores Hart and the Knights of Peter Claver.

Free from ordeal in Sudan, woman condemned for apostasy meets pope

Pope Francis spent 30 minutes with Ibrahim, her husband and two small children July 24, just hours after she had arrived safely in Italy following a brutal ordeal of imprisonment and a death sentence for apostasy in Sudan. The pontiff thanked Ibrahim for "her steadfast witness of faith," a Vatican spokesman said.

Muralist says inspiration of Holy Spirit drives her creativity, artwork

An 84-year-old Sister of St. Francis of Sylvania specializes in creating murals with religious and spiritual themes. She has been crafting murals for 38 years, and despite never soliciting her work, has completed nearly 100 murals.

Eucharistic processions to mark feast of Corpus Christi

Catholic parishes throughout the Diocese of Phoenix are taking their faith to the streets this weekend. They will line sidewalks and possibly roads as their eucharistic processions celebrate the feast of Corpus Christi June 22.

Pope’s words give inmates hope, say advocates for fair sentencing

The pope responded to hundreds of letters from inmates incarcerated for life as juveniles, assuring them of his prayers and that the Lord "knows and loves each one of them." A larger movement of people is working to reform the way in which juveniles are held accountable for crimes committed as youth.

Priestly connections

It's ordination season. Meet some of the nation's newest priests and see, besides the faith, what else you have in common with them.

Life Teen conference draws hundreds

What do you get when you bring hundreds of youth ministers from around the world together for an inspiring four-day conference in the Valley of the Sun? The answer: 700 people on their knees in adoration beholding Jesus, the Lamb of God.

Pope: Piety is embracing God, others with real love, not fake devotion

The gift of piety that the Holy Spirit gives us makes us meek; it makes us peaceful, patient and at peace with God in gentle service to others," Pope Francis said in his weekly general audience. He was continuing a series of audience talks about the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit.

Pentecost marks ‘life-changing power of God’s presence,’ cardinal says

Although the feast of Pentecost, celebrated June 8, doesn't look as it did in the apostles' time — with the roar of wind and tongues of fire — Washington Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl said it serves as a reminder of the outpouring of God's spirit long ago and continuously.


A Salesian sister prepared this video for a vocation and discernment conference. It has received nearly 3,750 views in its first two days. Watch it and catch up on other vocation news.