Archive for February 9, 2023

Italian Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu (right) waits prior to the start of a consistory during which 20 new cardinals are to be created by the Pope, on Aug. 27, 2022 at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican. (?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis meets with Cardinal Becciu amid ongoing Vatican finance trial

Since July 2021, Cardinal Angelo Becciu has been on trial in the Vatican on several finance-related charges. Read more

Four cardinals, 45 bishops, and 80 priests concelebrated Mass Feb. 8, 2023, under the high vaulted ceiling of Prague’s St. Vitus Cathedral with about 500 people in attendance. The Mass marked the midway point of the European Continental Assembly meeting in Prague Feb. 5-12, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Grech at European assembly: ‘The synod is not there to destroy Catholic identity’

In a homily in Prague Feb. 9, Grech noted that some have wrongly understood the synod as “a battle of... Read more

Synod delegates listen to presentations at the European Continental Assembly in Prague on Feb. 7, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

European Catholics debate final outcome of Synod on Synodality assembly in Prague

European Catholics debated Thursday the contents of a final document that will influence the discussions of the Synod of Bishops... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Church of England votes to bless same-sex couples

The Church of England’s governing body has voted to bless same-sex couples while leaving unchanged the definition of marriage as... Read more

Nicaraguan political prisoner Juan Sebastian Chamorro speaks to the press ouside a hotel in Herndon, Virginia, on Feb. 9, 2023, after he was released by the Nicaraguan government.?w=200&h=150

By Lauretta Brown

UPDATED: Nicaragua deports more than 200 political prisoners to US, including Catholic priests

The dictatorship of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega deported 222 political prisoners to Washington, D.C., Thursday.  Read more

Pro-abortion protestors outside the Supreme Court after the historic decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Federal judge: Constitution may still protect abortion, despite Dobbs

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to overturn Roe v. Wade, a federal judge is claiming that the 13th Amendment... Read more


By Tyler Arnold,Joe Bukuras

FBI retracts leaked document orchestrating investigation of Catholics

The FBI says it is retracting a leaked document published on the internet Feb. 8. Read more


By Peter Pinedo

Only 1 in 3 Catholic parents think it’s very important their children share their faith, survey finds

In total, 65% of Catholics said it was either extremely, very, or somewhat important for their children to hold their... Read more

Former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Nicole Parker (left) testifies during the first hearing of the Weaponization of the Federal Government Subcommittee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill on Feb. 9, 2023, in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

GOP-created panel’s first hearing on ‘weaponization’ of government draws fire from Democrats

A former FBI agent told members of a new House panel that she left the agency after she believes it... Read more