Archive for June 1, 2021


By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis unveils sweeping reform of Catholic Church’s penal sanctions

Pope Francis wrote in the apostolic constitution introducing the changes that those who have committed a crime “need both mercy... Read more

A view of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican City Flag.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

World Health Organization grants Holy See permanent observer status

As a permanent observer, the Holy See will be able to participate in debates at the World Health Organization. Read more

U.S. Embassy to the Holy See displays LGBT "Pride" flag during month of June, 2021, in Rome?w=200&h=150

US Embassy to Vatican flies LGBT ‘Pride’ flag for month of June

The U.S. Embassy to the Holy See announced on Tuesday, June 1, that it was displaying the rainbow LGBT “Pride”... Read more

Pope Francis greets a married couple at a Wednesday General Audience.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis releases video message on the beauty of marriage

Pope Francis has asked people to pray throughout June for young people preparing for the life-long journey of marriage. Read more

The former Kamloops Indian Residential School?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Canadian bishops pledge reconciliation after indigenous children's remains discovered at Catholic-run school

Canadian bishops pledged to work towards healing and reconciliation with the country’s indigenous populations, after the remains of more than... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Michigan high school valedictorian allowed to reference Jesus in graduation speech

A Michigan high school valedictorian will be allowed to reference her Christian faith in her upcoming graduation speech, after being... Read more

The Mass of Beatification for Maria Pilar Gullón Yturriaga and two companions at Astorga Cathedral, Astorga, Spain, May 29, 2021. Credit: Diocese of Astorga.?w=200&h=150

By Blanca Ruiz

Spanish Civil War martyrs of Astorga 'didn't let themselves be overcome by fear'

Three laywomen who were martyred near Astorga in 1936 amid the Spanish Civil War were beatified on Saturday. Read more


By Kate Scanlon

Ahead of pivotal Supreme Court decision, foster care agency mired in religious freedom fight

Ahead of an anticipated ruling by the Supreme Court in a landmark foster care case, a Christian foster care agency... Read more

Rubble of houses in Greenwood, Tulsa, after the 1921 race massacre.?w=200&h=150

Tulsa diocese mourns 100th anniversary of racial massacre

The Bishop of Tulsa commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa racial massacre last week, in an ecumenical vespers service... Read more

The flag of Colombia.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Amid Colombia protests, archbishop urges overcoming visceral hatred with the love of God

The Archbishop of Bogotá, Luis José Rueda Aparicio, has encouraged Colombians to overcome their fratricidal "visceral hatred" with the authentic... Read more

Holy Family Cathedral in Tulsa.?w=200&h=150

By Eastern Oklahoma Catholic

Reflections on the role of the Cathedral during the Tulsa Race Massacre and today

At the end of May, our local community will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre. Sparked by... Read more