Archive for April 8, 2021

Skulls identified as those of the Welsh Catholic martyrs Philip Evans and John Lloyd?w=200&h=150

Catholic martyrs’ bones identified almost 150 years after discovery in an attic

Two skulls were discovered in an attic in Wales in 1878. Researchers believe they have now identified them as belonging... Read more

Br. Guy Consolmagno at the Vatican Observatory in Italy on Nov. 22, 2013.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican Observatory’s new website a launch pad to show the Catholic Church supports science

Br. Guy Consolmagno, director of the Vatican Observatory, said that the old website “was hardly ever visited.” Read more

Sainte-Eugène-Sainte-Cécile church in Paris, France.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Paris archbishop opens canonical proceedings against parish over maskless Masses

Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s decision was made public the day after Paris police opened an investigation into the parish. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at Santo Spirito in Sassia April 19, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to offer Divine Mercy Sunday Mass in church with St. Faustina’s relics

On Divine Mercy Sunday, Pope Francis will offer Mass in a church containing the relics of both St. Faustina Kowalska... Read more

Emilee Carpenter?w=200&h=150

Christian photographer claims New York law silences her free speech

A Christian photographer is suing the state of New York, claiming that a state nondiscrimination law violates her free speech... Read more

Eucharistic adoration following the pope's Corpus Christi Mass June 14, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis recalls nights spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth

Pope Francis has recalled “with emotion” his time spent in Eucharistic adoration in his youth. Read more


By Kate Scanlon

How does the ability to ‘shop’ for a vaccine impact decision-making for Catholics?

With coronavirus vaccination sites allowing people to “shop” for a particular vaccine, one ethicist said this can help Americans make... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter’s Square on Oct. 22, 2016. Credit: Mazur/

Pope Francis calls for global COVID-19 recovery plan in message to World Bank and IMF

Pope Francis said there is “an urgent need” for a plan that can “create new or regenerate existing institutions, particularly... Read more

Staircase at the Vatican Museums on Nov. 12, 2015.?w=200&h=150

Vatican Museums to reopen with strict new measures in May

The Vatican Museums are planning to reopen to the public next month with strict new COVID-19 measures. Read more

Archbishop Joseph Naumann on EWTN Pro-Life Weekly?w=200&h=150

How Archbishop Naumann's family tragedy shaped his beliefs on the sanctity of life

For the chair of the U.S. bishops’ pro-life committee, his family’s history of tragedy shaped his beliefs on human dignity... Read more

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Church in France opposes bill to legalize euthanasia

As parliamentarians debated Thursday a bill to legalize euthanasia, French bishops spoke out against the proposal. Read more

New York state capitol, Albany.?w=200&h=150

Law firm tallies 2,800 suits filed against Catholic entities under NY Child Victims Act

A law firm that frequently represents victims of clerical sexual abuse announced April 6 that it had counted at least... Read more

Luis Avagliano, with his late wife Flora and children / Priestly ordination of Father Luis Avagliano.?w=200&h=150

Widowed deacon ordained a priest in Argentina

Luis Avagliano was married to his wife, Flora, for 38 years, but after her death almost seven years ago, he... Read more


Alabama lets voters opt out of ‘so help me God’ on registration forms

Alabama has changed its voter registration forms to allow people to opt out of the portion of an oath that... Read more

Wyoming state capitol building?w=200&h=150

Wyoming governor signs born-alive bill into law

Wyoming Gov. Mark Gordon on Wednesday signed a bill protecting infants who survive botched abortions.  Read more

Tennessee state capitol.?w=200&h=150

Bill requiring burial or cremation of aborted babies advances in Tennessee

A bill on the burial of the bodies of aborted fetuses advanced through the Tennessee Senate and House earlier this... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Arkansas gender-transition ban praised for protecting kids

The legislature of Arkansas on April 6 overrode a veto from the governor of a bill outlawing gender-transition procedures, including... Read more