Archive for December 5, 2023

Bishop Joe Vasquez of the Diocese of Austin celebrates Mass in the Mountain View Unit prison in Gatesville, Texas, which houses the state's female death row, on Dec. 1, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Austin bishop celebrates special Mass in Texas prison for female death row inmates

The Mass, which took place at the Mountain View Unit prison in Gatesville, Texas, was part of a three-day conference... Read more

The Sagrada Familia Basilica in Barcelona, Spain, designed by architect Antoni Gaudí, whose cause for beatification is being considered by the Vatican’s Dicastery for the Causes of Saints.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Canonization cause advances for ‘God’s architect,’ Antoni Gaudí

Antoni Gaudí, who died in 1926 at age 73, was a modernist and naturalist architect best known for the massive... Read more

Nigerian priest Father Kingsley Eze was kidnapped Nov. 30, 2023, traveling to a sick call.?w=200&h=150

By Agnes Aineah

Parish priest in Nigeria abducted while answering sick call

Father Kingsley Eze, parish priest of St. Michael’s Umuekebi Catholic Church in Nigeria’s Imo state, was kidnapped Nov. 30 and... Read more

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By Walter Sanchez Silva

Mexican exorcist warns against ‘vampires’ that can draw you away from God during Advent

“In the spiritual life our vampires are our bad habits, especially vices,” the exorcist said. “They enter our lives slowly,... Read more

Notre Dame President-elect Father Robert Dowd succeeds Father John I. Jenkins, who is stepping down after 19 years.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Notre Dame board elects Father Robert A. Dowd as new university president

The Congregation of Holy Cross priest and associate professor of political science, who serves as a current vice president, will... Read more

Parents protest the Montgomery County School Board's policy blocking them from opting out their children from pro-homosexual and transgender materials.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Maryland parents argue for right to opt children out of LGBT curriculum in appeals court

The parents sued the Montgomery County Board of Education on May 24 after it changed its parental notification and opt-out... Read more

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By Diego López Colín

Mexican lawmakers urged to oppose bill criminalizing ‘conversion therapy’

The proposal calls for significant penalties, including prison sentences and fines, for those who offer or perform such therapy. Read more

Maximiliano Pavillaux walks in the mud to reach the parish for confirmation on Nov. 11, 2023. / The child receives the recognition of Pope Francis from Bishop Mauricio Landra, the auxiliary bishop of Mercedes-Luján, Argentina.?w=200&h=150

By Julieta Villar

Boy walks 7 miles on muddy roads to receive confirmation, gets a blessing from the pope

The night before confirmation, the boy’s parents began to worry because the family vehicles were not going to make it... Read more

Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, speaks to members of the press at the U.S. Capitol on Nov. 15, 2023 in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Sen. Tuberville ends pro-life blockade for hundreds of military appointments

The blockade was a protest against a Defense Department policy that provides paid leave and travel reimbursement for service members... Read more