Archive for March 3, 2023

Speaker Kevin McCarthy and Republican House members introduce the "Parents Bill of Rights" Thursday.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Republicans introduce ‘Bill of Rights’ to give parents a voice in education of their children

The resolution is meant to bolster parental rights in the public education system with a new set of federal standards... Read more

Pope Francis at Mass for the Sunday of the Word of God on Jan. 22, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of March

“In response to the cases of abuse, especially to those committed by members of the Church, it’s not enough to... Read more

Father Antoine Macaire Christian Noah escaped from his kidnappers in Haiti, February 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

‘God really intervened’: How a Catholic priest escaped from his kidnappers in Haiti

Father Antoine Macaire Christian Noah, a Claretian priest from Cameroon, escaped unharmed from a crime gang that had kidnapped him... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Decline in vocations to the priesthood is worse where priests serve larger flocks, report says

The study found that there are fewer new vocations in large dioceses where priests do not have a chance to... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Aid to the Church in Need ‘greatly concerned’ about Nicaraguan bishop sentenced to prison

The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need expressed its concern for the situation of the Church in Nicaragua... Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki of the Diocese of Springfield, Illinois, speaks with EWTN's Raymond Arroyo on "The World Over with Raymond Arroyo" on March 2, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Bishop Paprocki, Archbishop Naumann speak out in support of Traditional Latin Mass goers in their dioceses

The two U.S. prelates spoke on EWTN’s “The World Over with Raymond Arroyo” March 2. Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez places the Book of Gospels and a cross on the coffin of Bishop David O'Connell before leading a procession at Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels, in downtown Los Angeles on March 3, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

‘We know that he’s in heaven’: Thousands gather for funeral of Bishop David O’Connell in Los Angeles

“Bishop Dave,” as he was affectionately known, was remembered as a “friend of Jesus” and the poor. Read more

Map of Nigeria.?w=200&h=150

By Agnes Aineah

Report: Wave of murders after elections in Nigeria forces Catholic diocese staff to evacuate

Dozens of people were reportedly killed in attacks on villages in Nigeria’s Benue State Wednesday, a diocesan official said. Read more

Left to right: Bishop Virgílio Antunes, Portuguese Episcopal Conference vice president; Bishop José Ornelas, conference president; and Father Manuel Barbosa, conference spokesman, during a press conference on March 3, 2023, which was held to discuss steps being taken to halt sexual abuse within the country's Catholic Church.?w=200&h=150

By Clara Raimundo

Portuguese bishops announce steps to end sexual abuse in the Church

The bishops of Portugal on Friday began taking concrete steps to respond to a damning investigative report last month. Read more