Archive for September 8, 2022

Tower Bridge, London?w=200&h=150

By Madeleine Teahan

The story behind London’s new Shrine to Mary, Mother of Persecuted Christians

What may well be the first shrine in Europe dedicated to persecuted Christians will be blessed today in central London,... Read more


By Hannah Brockhaus

Who is preparing the Synod on Synodality’s key working document?

In late August, the leadership of the Synod of Bishops announced the next stage in the Catholic Church’s Synod on... Read more

Pope Francis with bishops in the Vatican's Clementine Hall, Sept. 8, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Encounter with Pope Francis caps formation course for new bishops

After a COVID-caused hiatus, the Vatican’s new bishop school was back in session this week. Read more

Queen Elizabeth ll exchanges gifts with Pope John Paul ll during her first visit to the Vatican on Oct. 17, 1980.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

A look back at Queen Elizabeth II’s encounters with five popes

England’s longest-serving monarch had her first meeting with a pope in 1951 while still a princess. Read more

Queen Elizabeth II attend the Trooping of the Colour in London, England, June 16, 2012. | Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster delivering a speech at the World Meeting of Families in Dublin, Aug. 23, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Updated: Cardinal Nichols pays tribute to Queen Elizabeth II after her death at 96

“Even in my sorrow, shared with so many around the world, I am filled with an immense sense of gratitude... Read more

Pope Francis meeting his diplomatic representatives in the Vatican, Sept. 9, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis shares his concern about nuclear war risks in meeting with Vatican diplomats

The pope spoke to almost 100 apostolic nuncios and permanent observers of the Holy See who are meeting in Rome... Read more

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates the start of the Platinum Jubilee during a reception in the Ballroom of Sandringham House on Feb. 5, 2022, in King's Lynn, England. The Queen came to the throne on Feb. 6, 1952. She died Sept. 8, 2022, at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell

Queen Elizabeth II dies at 96

Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning monarch in British history, and the oldest and longest-serving head of state in the world,... Read more

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By Katie Yoder

Pro-life groups condemn new all-trimester abortion clinic in Maryland

An abortion clinic outside Washington, D.C., is preparing to open its doors to women seeking abortions into the third trimester... Read more

Queen Elizabeth greets Pope Francis at the Vatican in 2014.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis praises Queen Elizabeth’s ‘steadfast witness of faith in Jesus Christ’

Pope Francis in a telegram late Thursday offered his condolences and prayers upon the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Britain’s... Read more

The Salamat Maria exhibit at Ali Mall in Quezon City.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Marina

Filipino mall exhibits more than 50 images of the Virgin Mary to celebrate her nativity

The oldest major shopping center in the Philippines is exhibiting more than 50 Marian images to celebrate the feast of... Read more

Queen Elizabeth II films her traditional Christmas broadcast to the Commonwealth from Buckingham Palace on Dec. 19, 2001 in London, England.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Catholic leaders remember Queen Elizabeth II’s Christian faith

The pope and bishops around the world also praised the late queen’s steadfast devotion to her country throughout her 70-year... Read more