Archive for March 15, 2023

Pope Francis at his Wednesday general audience in St. Peter's Square on March 15, 2023?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: A Christian life based on achieving higher positions is ‘pure paganism’

“When you conceive of the Christian life as an advancement, that the one above commands others ... that is not... Read more

Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville delivers the St. Thomas Day Lecture at Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paul, Calif., Jan. 28, 2019. Photo courtesy of TAC.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

U.S. Bishop Daniel Flores to help prepare Synod on Synodality assembly

The first of two nearly monthlong Vatican assemblies for the synod will be in October. Read more

Abortion Pill Reversal seeks to counter the effects of the first progesterone-blocking abortion pill, providing an opportunity to save the unborn child.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Texas man sues ex-wife’s friends for facilitating unborn child’s abortion

The wife’s friends allegedly conspired with her “to murder her unborn child with illegally obtained abortion pills.” Read more

There was a candlelit path to the altar holding the Eucharist during adoration in St. Peter's Square on March 14, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

PHOTOS: Nighttime eucharistic adoration in St. Peter’s Square

The Vatican held its first monthly eucharistic adoration in the area in front of St. Peter’s Basilica on Tuesday night. Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Group of Jewish parents sue state of California for equal access to special needs education

Under California law, funding for special education is not available to religious schools. Read more

Young people at Holy Family Mission in County Waterford, Ireland.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Catholic gap year program in Ireland prepares young people for lifelong mission

A new gap year program gives young people the opportunity to spend one year living in Ireland in an intentional... Read more

Ruins after a militia attack in Benue state, Nigeria, during the last week of February 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Douglas Burton

Waves of attacks displace Catholic natives in central Nigeria

Recent terrorist raids in Benue, a predominantly Catholic state in north-central Nigeria, are getting scant mention in Nigeria news. Read more

Plan B.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Miami University student group hopes to install Plan B ‘morning after pill’ vending machine on campus

Miami University’s student government association has plans to install a “Plan B” emergency contraception vending machine on its Oxford, Ohio,... Read more

Fire in the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chapel belonging to St. Francis of Assisi Parish in the village of Selva Oscura, Chile, March 13, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Church in Chile says ‘no to the violence’ following arson attack by indigenous militants

The statement from the Diocese of Temuco came after a March 13 fire destroyed the Sacred Heart of Jesus chapel... Read more