Archive for March 1, 2023

Bassel Habkouk is reunited with his two children after being trapped for 52 hours after the devastating Feb. 6, 2023, earthquake in Turkey and Syria.?w=200&h=150

By Guitta Maroun

Survivor of Turkey earthquake: ‘God protected me and the Virgin Mary did not leave me’

Only a few hours after Bassel Habkouk arrived for a visit in Turkey on Feb. 6, a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck... Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Feb. 26, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis cuts free and discounted rent for cardinals, Vatican managers

Cardinals and other high-level positions at the Vatican will no longer be able to live in Vatican-connected apartments for free... Read more

Police and emergency crews search wreckage after a train accident in the Tempi Valley near Larissa, Greece, March 1, 2023. At least 36 people were killed and another 85 injured after a collision between two trains caused a derailment near the Greek city of Larissa late at night on Feb. 28, 2023, authorities said.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis prays for victims of deadly train crash in Greece

Authorities say at least 36 people died and more than 75 were hospitalized after two trains collided near the Vale... Read more

Dr. Christina Francis, incoming CEO of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians (AAPLOG), says she suspects they were denied an exhibit booth because of their opposition to abortion.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Pro-life OB-GYNs are banned from hosting exhibit booth at medical conference

Leaders of the pro-life doctors’ group arrived at the conference in Maryland only to be told that their exhibit booth... Read more

The Trappist Sisters of Nicaragua announced Feb. 27, 2023, that they are leaving Nicaragua for Panama.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Order of cloistered nuns leaves Nicaragua after 22 years

In a Feb. 27 post on their Facebook page, the nuns explained: “We, the Trappist Sisters of Nicaragua, have voluntarily... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing at the closing press conference of the spring plenary meeting of the German bishops’ conference.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Despite ‘no’ from Vatican, German bishops moves forward with plans for synodal council

A letter by the president of the German Bishops’ Conference published Wednesday confirms that plans for a German synodal council... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki consecrates the host during Mass.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Bishop Paprocki pens essay imagining ‘heretical’ cardinals, quoting San Diego’s McElroy

In a Feb. 28 essay published in First Things, Bishop Thomas Paprocki criticized the words of McElroy pertaining to worthiness... Read more

West Virginia state capitol, Charleston.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

West Virginia passes Religious Freedom Restoration Act

The bill guarantees West Virginians’ freedom from any state interference that may “substantially burden a person’s right to exercise of... Read more

A group of people protest the outcome of the 2023 presidential elections and the emergence of the candidate of All Progressives Congress' (APC) Bola Tinubu as the president-elect in Abuja, Nigeria, on March 1, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Douglas Burton

Muslim-Muslim ticket proclaimed winner of Nigeria’s presidential election amid protests

The country’s Catholic bishops, among others, have sharply criticized the Independent Nigerian Election Commission for its handling of the vote... Read more

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill on March 1, 2023, in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Merrick Garland grilled on anti-Catholic, pro-abortion bias during Senate hearing

Attorney General Merrick Garland on Wednesday fielded questions from lawmakers regarding alleged anti-Catholic, anti-pro-life bias within the DOJ and FBI. Read more