Archive for August 5, 2022

Altarpiece of St. Euphemia Church in Terradillos de Sedano (Burgos, Spain)?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

How a village of 7 residents mobilized hundreds to restore altarpiece of its small church

A crowdfunding campaign has raised the necessary funds to restore a 16th-century altarpiece at a church in the small village... Read more

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By Solène Tadié

Hostility toward Christian values is growing in European institutions, Polish politician and philosopher says

The European Commission’s 2022 Rule of Law report has once again singled out Poland and Hungary, accusing both countries of... Read more

Pope Francis speaking to participants of an Italian youth camp on August 5, 2022?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis calls on young people to turn to Jesus like Blessed Carlo Acutis did

Pope Francis told young Catholics on Friday that Jesus is not just a moral precept but a person and a... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk at the Vatican, August 5, 2022?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Ahead of trip to Kazakhstan, Pope Francis meets with Russian Orthodox Metropolitan Anthony

Metropolitan Anthony of Volokolamsk, the new head of the Moscow Patriarchate’s Department for External Church Relations, met with Pope Francis... Read more

Pope Francis and the archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Charlotte Evans

Anglicans recognize Pope as ‘father of the Church in the West,’ says archbishop of Canterbury

In ecumenical discussions at the Lambeth Conference in Canterbury, England, Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, has said that most Anglicans... Read more

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By Carl Bunderson

U.S. bishops urge support for mothers and babies after Biden abortion executive order

Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore on Friday called on President Joe Biden to increase support and care for mothers and... Read more

The front of the Chinese embassy in Paris, France?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Chinese embassy shares anti-Catholic cartoon amid Pelosi visit to Taiwan

The image, created by a Chinese artist and propagandist, shows a gaunt, hooded and witchlike woman — crowned with a... Read more

A relative of a miner is seen near the coal mine where 10 miners were trapped Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, after a collapse in the Agujita community, Sabinas municipality, Coahuila state, Mexico.?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Mexican bishops offer prayers for trapped miners

Ten miners remain trapped in a coal mine in Sabinas, Coahuila state, after a breach during an excavation caused flooding. Read more

Fire destroys St. Jean Baptiste parish in Morinville, June 30, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Don’t ignore Canada’s spike in anti-Catholic hate crimes, watchdog says

Catholics in Canada suffered the largest spike in religion-based hate crimes last year, and government officials must take action in... Read more

Bishop José Álvarez Lagos surrounded by police officers on Aug. 4, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

Nicaragua’s Ortega regime blocks bishop from leaving diocesan offices to celebrate Mass

A video posted Aug. 4 on social media shows a group of riot police, with batons and shields, blocking the... Read more

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By Edie Heipel

How to comment on Biden rule forcing doctors to perform transition surgeries, abortions

Members of the public have until October 3 to voice their opposition to the rule. Read more

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives at Massachusetts' Dedham District Courthouse for his arraignment, Sept. 3, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Shannon Mullen

Two-year-old lawsuit accusing Theodore McCarrick of repeatedly raping boy still pending in NJ

The nearly two-year-old lawsuit, one of several against McCarrick, has received significant media coverage due to the graphic nature of... Read more

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By Edie Heipel

Visa, Mastercard pause ad buys with Pornhub following controversy

On Thursday, Visa and Mastercard temporarily suspended ad purchases with Pornhub and its parent company, MindGeek, after the latest court... Read more

Little Sisters of the Poor. Courtesy of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Little Sisters of the Poor to close Denver nursing home after 105 years

The Little Sisters of the Poor announced this week their intention to withdraw from a nursing home they have operated... Read more

The Georgia capitol in Atlanta.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Unborn babies are tax exempt under Georgia’s heartbeat-based abortion law

An unborn baby is now recognized as a dependent who will qualify expectant parents for a $3,000 deduction in Georgia... Read more