Archive for August 31, 2022


By Eduardo Berdejo

Colombian archdiocese publishes list of abuse complaints, actions taken

The Archdiocese of Medellín has published the list of complaints of sexual abuse by priests it has received in the... Read more

Pope Francis greeting pilgrims and visitors to the weekly general audience on Aug. 31, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Discernment is ‘indispensable for living’: Pope Francis launches new catechesis series

“God invites us to evaluate and choose: He created us free and wants us to exercise our freedom. For this... Read more

Cardinal Lazarus You Heung-sik?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

New cardinal and clergy chief: ‘My role is to encourage priests’

A new cardinal and the Vatican’s prefect of the Dicastery for the Clergy said his role is to encourage priests... Read more

Almost 200 cardinals answered the call to the extraordinary consistory in August 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Behind the scenes and between the lines: Cardinals debate laity, power, synodality

There were no press conferences, reports, or sensational announcements at the end of the extraordinary consistory convened by Pope Francis... Read more

Cardinal Richard Baawobr of Wa (Ghana)?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

New cardinal from Ghana to undergo heart surgery in Rome

Cardinal Richard Kuuia Baawobr is expected to undergo heart surgery in Rome by the end of this week, according to... Read more


By Edie Heipel

USDA exempts religious schools from LGBT rule change threatening free lunch funds

The department published a memo that includes an exception for schools to “be exempt on religious grounds if there is... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in the Vatican, Aug. 24, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for September: ‘Abolition of the death penalty’

Pope Francis has asked Catholics around the world to pray in September for an end to the death penalty. Read more

Members of the faithful attend an Easter Sunday Mass at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in Lahore, Pakistan, on April 17, 2022. A July 2022 report from the Center for Social Justice discussed the issues of blasphemy laws, forced conversion, and biased school curriculum for religious minorities in the country.?w=200&h=150

By Aftab Alexander Mughal

Pakistani civil society rejects government’s allegations against Catholic-rights group

The government of Pakistan maligned the group for “alleged anti-state propaganda” by submitting a human-rights report in July to the... Read more


By Katie Yoder

Nebraska Facebook abortion case: Baby was reportedly 29 weeks, 5 days old boy

More details are coming out in a Nebraska case where authorities are relying on private Facebook messages to claim that... Read more


By David Ramos

Priest and seminarians robbed amid a wave of church violence in Mexico

At about 8 a.m. on Aug. 29, criminals entered the Saints of America parish on Mexico City’s south side and... Read more

Sister Suellen Tennyson, a member of the Congregation of the Marianites of Holy Cross, who was abducted in Burkina Faso April 4, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Abducted American religious sister freed in Burkina Faso

An American religious sister ministering in Burkina Faso who was kidnapped in April is free and safe after nearly five... Read more

The altar of St. Augustine Catholic Church in Brooklyn, New York, was damaged by vandals in May 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Edie Heipel

Republican lawmakers demand DOJ act on anti-Catholic attacks

A group of Republican lawmakers sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland on Tuesday condemning his inaction over the... Read more

Cathedral High School in Indianapolis. Photo courtesy of Becket.?w=200&h=150

By Carl Bunderson

Indiana Supreme Court backs archdiocese in religious freedom case

The Indiana Supreme Court ruled Wednesday upholding the dismissal of a Catholic school teacher who had contracted a same-sex marriage. Read more


By Joe Bukuras

Connecticut Catholic bishops condemn anti-Catholic comments by public school official

Connecticut’s Catholic dioceses have condemned comments made in a video by a public elementary school assistant principal who admitted on... Read more

Mikhail Gorbachev (center), at the funeral of his wife, Raisa, Sept. 23, 1999.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Mikhail Gorbachev’s death revives unfounded rumors of Christian conversion

When former Soviet premier Mikhail Gorbachev died Tuesday at the age of 91, the Cold War briefly returned to the... Read more