Archive for March 7, 2023

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich celebrates Mass at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 10, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis adds Hollerich and four other cardinals to his council of advisers

The Vatican announced March 7 the nine members of the pope’s Council of Cardinals tasked with assisting the pope “in... Read more

The lethal injection room at California's San Quentin State Prison.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

California bishops to visit death row inmates at San Quentin

A group of Catholic bishops will visit San Quentin Prison’s death row inmates on Tuesday. Read more

Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, S.J., with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares,Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Rupnik concelebrated Mass in a basilica in Rome despite restrictions

Father Marko Rupnik concelebrated Mass at a basilica in Rome on Sunday despite restrictions prohibiting “any public ministerial and sacramental... Read more

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

By Walter Sanchez Silva

UN calls on Nicaragua to free Bishop Álvarez and other political prisoners

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called on the Nicaraguan dictatorship to release Bishop... Read more

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the day after a massive fire damaged parts of the roof and structure.?w=200&h=150

By Solène Tadié

Notre Dame cathedral to open in December 2024

Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, whose spire and roof were destroyed by a 2019 fire, should be rebuilt within the... Read more

A house church in Beijing, China.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

China’s new ‘Smart Religion’ app requires faithful to register to attend worship services

A human rights group said the app is part of the communist government’s efforts to “strictly manage religion in a... Read more

The Institute for the Works of Religion, commonly known as the Vatican bank.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A new(ish) statute for the Vatican bank: Here’s what it means

Pope Francis on Tuesday issued a new statute for the so-called Vatican bank, but it closely resembles the regulation approved... Read more

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

By Kevin J. Jones

UK Parliament makes it illegal to pray near abortion facilities

Britain’s House of Commons approved legislation Tuesday to create “buffer zones” around abortion facilities that would prohibit silent prayer. Read more

A Traditional Latin Mass.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Steubenville bishop bans Latin Mass at Franciscan University, effective immediately

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of the Diocese of Steubenville ordered an immediate end to the Latin Mass on Franciscan University’s campus. Read more