Archive for February 3, 2023

Pope Francis met the Catholic bishops of the Democratic Republic of Congo on his final day in Kinshasa on Feb. 3, 2023?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Congolese Catholics are ‘a lung’ for the universal Church

“Thank you, because you are a lung that helps the universal Church breathe!” Pope Francis said at his final meeting... Read more

Pope Francis landed in South Sudan on Feb. 3, 2023, becoming the first pope to visit the country and fulfilling a yearslong hope to carry out an ecumenical trip to the war-torn country.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis lands in South Sudan, fulfilling yearslong dream of visit to war-torn country

The pope has called his Feb. 3-5 visit to Juba, South Sudan’s capital, a “pilgrimage of peace.” Read more

On Jan. 25, 2023, 60 youth and 24 adults, including Bishop Christian Carlassare (center) and Sister Orla Treacy (right) started on a nine-day, 255-mile pilgrimage from Rumbek to Juba, South Sudan for Pope Francis’ Feb. 3-5 visit.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Youth walk 9 days and 250 miles across South Sudan to see Pope Francis

The peace pilgrimage, an initiative of the Diocese of Rumbek in central South Sudan, began from Holy Family Cathedral on... Read more

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, speaks during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., on April 26, 2022. Risch is the primary sponsor of the American Values Act.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Senate bill would expand restrictions on foreign aid for abortions

The bill, known as the American Values Act, would clarify existing prohibitions on foreign aid for abortions. Read more

Pope Francis addresses South Sudan’s government and members of the diplomatic corps Feb. 3, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘No more bloodshed,’ Pope Francis begs South Sudan’s leaders

On the first day of his peace pilgrimage, Pope Francis begged the leaders of South Sudan to work together to... Read more


By Joe Bukuras

The Satanic Temple to open free abortion clinic in New Mexico

The political activist group known for protesting religious symbolism in public spaces announced it will offer prescriptions for drugs that... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen, one of Asia's highest-ranking Catholic clerics, arrives at a court for his trial in Hong Kong on Sept. 26, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Cardinal Zen and Jimmy Lai among Hong Kongers nominated for Nobel Peace Prize 

A bipartisan congressional commission chaired by Rep. Chris Smith announced Thursday the nomination of six Hong Kongers for their efforts... Read more

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Charges dropped, for now, against woman arrested for praying silently outside UK abortion clinic

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce says the charges still could be revived, leaving her in an ambitious legal situation. Read more

Houston Pregnancy Help Center’s location in the Fifth Ward of Houston was vandalized in the early morning of Jan. 29, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Leader of Houston pro-life pregnancy center says pro-abortion vandalism was ‘racist’

Two vandals were allegedly caught on camera writing “Abortion for all” on the front of the clinic in Houston’s Fifth... Read more