Mark Clifford, president of the Committee for Freedom of Hong Kong and the author of a forthcoming biography of Jimmy Lai, speaks with “EWTN News Nightly” on June 11, 2024.

Jimmy Lai biographer: Trial is a ‘sham,’ but faith gives him ‘strength’

Jun 12, 2024

Lai, the Chinese-born founder of the anti-government newspaper Apple Daily, entered a not guilty plea to charges of conspiring to collude with a foreign power.

Pope Francis speaks to priests of the Diocese of Rome at the Pontifical Salesian University on June 11, 2024.

Pope Francis reportedly again uses derogatory word when discussing gay seminarians

Jun 12, 2024

The pope said there was “an air of faggotry” at the Vatican, according to reports.


Two court rulings deal blow, victory to U.S. transgender advocates

Jun 12, 2024

Two court rulings in Florida and Texas simultaneously dealt both a victory and a setback to transgender advocates in the United States this week.

Bryan and Rebecca Gantt, two foster parents in Vermont, had their licenses revoked for refusing to embrace gender ideology.

Foster parents sue Vermont after state revokes license for rejecting gender ideology

Jun 12, 2024

Vermont requires foster parents to affirm that they would support a child in his or her self-asserted gender identity and sexuality.

U.S. bishops gather in Baltimore for their spring assembly in 2019.

U.S. bishops gear up for spring gathering in Louisville, Kentucky

Jun 12, 2024

During public sessions beginning June 13, the bishops will vote on whether to approve a draft document that contains a pastoral plan for Native American ministry.

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his general audience on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.

Pope Francis: Keep your homilies short or ‘people will fall asleep’

Jun 12, 2024

Speaking at his Wednesday catechesis on June 12, the pope explained that the goal of a homily is to “help move the Word of God from the book to life.”

Bearded former punk band guitarist Father Giulio Vannucci and former policeman Father Michele Di Stefano flank Bishop Giovanni Nerbini following their June 8, 2024, ordination to the Catholic priesthood.

Former punk band guitarist, policeman ordained to Catholic priesthood

Jun 12, 2024

The Cathedral of Prato, Italy, was the setting last Saturday for the ordination of a former punk band guitarist and policeman.

Actor Paras Patel as Matthew in the hit series “The Chosen.”

‘The Chosen’ actor Paras Patel says portraying Matthew has ‘given me my purpose’

Jun 12, 2024

Season 4 of the hit series “The Chosen” has been officially released for streaming exclusively on “The Chosen” app.

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Vatican: Pope Francis speaks again about the admission of homosexuals to seminaries

Jun 11, 2024

The Vatican Press Office reported that during a closed-door meeting, the pope again discussed the admission of men “with homosexual tendencies to seminaries.”

Republicans nix amendment to spending bill that restricted abortion pill access 

Jun 11, 2024

Lawmakers did not include language that would have prohibited pharmacy chains like Walgreens and CVS from dispensing the abortion pill mifepristone.

PHOTOS: Nearly 5,000 brave heat for largest Eucharistic procession in Denver history

Jun 11, 2024

The most recent stop in the Junipero Serra Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage was on Sunday, June 9, in Denver.

U.S. bishops invite Catholics to ‘pray, reflect, and act’ to promote religious freedom

Jun 11, 2024

Marking Religious Freedom Week, beginning June 22, the bishops invited Catholics to reflect on a particular topic related to religious freedom each day of the week.

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