Archive for January 23, 2023

An estimated 10,000 people turned out for the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco  on Jan. 21, 2023, the second-largest pro-life demonstration in the U.S. after the national March for Life in Washington, D.C., which marked its 50th anniversary a day earlier.?w=200&h=150

By Jim Graves

Walk for Life West Coast and OneLife LA 2023 proclaim: ‘Life is good!’

San Francisco and Los Angeles events brought out droves of participants to witness to the humanity of the unborn and... Read more

Fr. Timothy Radcliffe addressing the bishops of the Catholic Church in England and Wales?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Controversial Dominican priest to lead October retreat for bishops at start of synod

Father Timothy Radcliffe, whose statements on homosexuality have previously sparked controversy, will lead a three-day retreat to kick off the... Read more

Inez Arakaki and her son Zachary place flowers on a makeshift memorial site in front of the Star Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California, on Jan. 23, 2023, where 10 people were shot dead late on Jan. 21, 2023.  California police searched on Jan. 23, 2023 for what compelled a 72-year-old man of Asian descent to shoot dead 10 people as they celebrated Lunar New Year at a dance hall in the Los Angeles suburbs.?w=200&h=150

By Tina Dennelly

Los Angeles archbishop prays for victims of shooting at dance studio

Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez on Sunday offered prayers for victims of a Saturday shooting at a Monterey Park, California,... Read more

President Joe Biden speaks to mayors from across the country during an event at the East Room of the White House on Jan. 20, 2023, in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Biden vows to increase abortion pill access on the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade  

President Joe Biden issued a memorandum on Sunday directing federal agencies to support wider access to abortion pills. Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Prosecution accused of fabricating witnesses for trial of Nicaraguan bishop

An exiled priest and a human rights defender charge that the dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega is manipulating and “fabricating”... Read more

Pro-life and abortion rights activists protest during the 50th annual March for Life rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 20, 2023, in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Pro-abortion counter-protesters at March for Life were few but loud

Although some had speculated that the pro-abortion presence might be larger this year, only about a dozen pro-abortion protesters stood... Read more

Montse Alvarado speaks with EWTN News Executive Editor Matthew Bunson during a live broadcast of “EWTN News In Depth.”?w=200&h=150

By Lauretta Brown

Montse Alvarado Named President and COO of EWTN News

Alvarado comes to the role from her position as executive director and chief operating officer at the Becket Fund and... Read more

Pakistanis protest Nov. 2, 2018, in Lahore, shortly after the nation's supreme court acquitted Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Pakistan tightens its already far-reaching blasphemy laws

Insulting the Prophet Muhammad is already a capital offense in Pakistan. Under the newest legal changes, those convicted will now... Read more

Syrian archbishop-elect Father Jacques Mourad.?w=200&h=150

By Ana Paula Morales

New Syrian Catholic archbishop tells how he survived captivity by Islamic State

The appointment of Father Jacques Mourad, a Syrian priest, as archbishop was confirmed by Pope Francis on Jan. 7. Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing, president of the German bishops’ conference in St. Peter’s Square, June 27, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

German bishop dismisses Vatican concerns over a permanent synodal council

On Monday, Bishop Georg Bätzing said he welcomed a new letter from the Vatican detailing concerns about the push for... Read more

Pro-lifers march on Washington D.C. during the March for Life?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Watch the March for Life in a 30-second video

Watch the entire march in the same time it takes to say two Our Fathers. Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, following the final vote on the Respect for Marriage Act in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Pelosi reportedly arranged an ‘exorcism’ of her home. Can any Catholic priest do this?

After someone broke into her house and violently attacked her husband, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi sought the services of a... Read more