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"A Fundamental Difference?" was the title of a conversation about generative artificial intelligence at the 2024 New York Encounter. From left to right are Indiana University’s Davide Bolchini, Jon Stokes of Symbolic AI, and journalist Jennifer Strong.

The AI dilemma: job loss, hallucinations, and virtual girlfriends

Feb 27, 2024

At the New York Encounter, recently held in Manhattan, panelists spoke about the challenges — and benefits — of artificial intelligence.

Workers at the baldacchino in St. Peter’s Basilica.

PHOTOS: Restoration of Bernini’s baldacchino begins in St. Peter’s Basilica

Feb 27, 2024

Workers will scale the scaffolding surrounding the 92-feet-high canopy each day to meticulously clean the dust and grime that has darkened the baldacchino.

Students from St. Anthony Catholic School in Oakland, California, visit the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland.

Two San Francisco Bay Catholic schools to close over security and other concerns

Feb 27, 2024

In addition to security issues, the Diocese of Oakland said the reasons for the closings include the presence of human trafficking activity near the school.

Lisieux House ladies holding up a picture of St. Therese of Lisieux from a feast day celebration they had in her honor.

Lisieux House: Convent turned young adult community celebrates 10 years 

Feb 27, 2024

A small community of young adult women in Seattle has brought life back into an old convent for nearly a decade. 

Cardinal Robert Sarah.

Cardinal Sarah cautions against disunity among Christians, says it’s counter-witnessing

Feb 26, 2024

Disunity among followers of Christ is counterproductive to the mission of witnessing the Gospel message and evangelization, Cardinal Robert Sarah said recently. 

Father Oleksandr Zelinskyi, the director general of EWTN Ukraine.

Ukraine war: ‘We’re praying for the conversion of Vladimir Putin,’ priest says

Feb 26, 2024

Feb. 24 marked the second anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Bishop Abdallah Elias Zaidan of the Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles serves as chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on International Justice and Peace.

Leading bishop urges U.S. to send humanitarian aid to Ukraine, two years into war

Feb 26, 2024

Bishop A. Elias Zaidan said Ukraine’s “schools, hospitals, apartments, and basic infrastructure supplying power have been hit by missiles” and people need help.

Cardinal Filipe Neri Ferrão on Aug. 27, 2022, in Vatican City.

Indian Cardinal Ferrão to head Asian bishops’ conference amid Church’s continued growth

Feb 26, 2024

Despite a sharp decline in Church membership in Western Europe and North America, the Church in Asia has experienced continued growth. 

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Here’s what Trump, Biden, and the Catholic Church are saying about IVF

Feb 26, 2024

As the U.S. bishops have pointed out, many Catholics may not be aware that the Catholic Church forbids the use of assisted reproductive technology.

PHOTOS: 1,000 Christian youth walk the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem for peace

Feb 26, 2024

“The Way of the Cross… A Way of Peace” was organized by the Custody of the Holy Land and involved 12 institutions.

Texas death row inmate to be executed in days as Catholics call for clemency

Feb 26, 2024

Texas has scheduled the execution of Ivan Cantu for Wednesday, Feb. 28. Cantu was convicted for a double murder that took place in 2000. 

More than a dozen killed in attack on Catholics at Mass in Burkina Faso

Feb 26, 2024

At least 15 Catholics were killed in an attack during Mass on Sunday in the Burkina Faso village of Essakane in the country’s Oudalan province.