Archive for December 19, 2023

Father Paul Sullins, PhD, is a senior research associate at the Ruth Institute and a retired professor of sociology at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Study used to justify ‘conversion therapy’ bans is faulty, Catholic researcher contends

Father Paul Sullins says a widely-cited study purporting to show a link between “conversion therapy” and increased suicidal ideation is... Read more

Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu.?w=200&h=150

By Eduardo Berdejo

Cardinal Becciu convicted: six things to know about the prelate and his trial

Cardinal Angelo Becciu is the first cardinal to be sentenced by a Vatican court since its creation as a city-state... Read more

John Kirby, coordinator of the National Security Council for Strategic Communications at the White House.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

White House raises concerns with Israel about killings at Catholic church in Gaza

Spokesman John Kirby said the White House is confident that the Israelis “are not making the slaughter, torture, and rape... Read more

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the media on the opening day of the winter session of the Parliament, at Parliament House, New Delhi, India, Dec. 4, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

U.S. religious freedom watchdog urges White House to list India as country of concern

The USCIRF said it was “alarmed by India’s increased transnational targeting of religious minorities and those advocating on their behalf.” Read more

St. Macartan's Cathedral in Monaghan, County Monaghan, Ireland.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Irish diocese to rely on laity to preside over funerals amid shortage of priests

A major vocation crisis could result in fewer than 10 active priests in the diocese in less than 20 years,... Read more

Cardinal Seán O’Malley, Bishop Andrew Cozzens, and Cardinal Blase Cupich.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

U.S. dioceses respond to Vatican declaration on same-sex couple blessings

A new Vatican declaration on blessings issued Monday is seen by some bishops as an opportunity to clarify confusion and... Read more

Gov. Gavin Newsom was awarded the 2023 "Ebenezer Award" after cancelling traditional holiday celebrations.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

California governor lambasted for canceling Christmas event

“Newsom can rightly be dubbed the Governor who stole Christmas and Hanukkah,” said Mark Rienzi, president and CEO of Becket,... Read more


By Diego López Colín

Hispanic world to ‘light up life’ in defense of children on feast of Holy Innocents

On Dec. 28, the feast of the Holy Innocents, Spanish-speaking cities in Latin America and Spain will join together in... Read more

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris in New York City on Nov. 29, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Biden-Harris to prioritize abortion stance for reelection campaign

The U.S. vice president’s “Fight for Reproductive Freedoms” tour is scheduled to focus on the alleged “harm” of abortion bans. Read more