Archive for March 8, 2023

Janada Marcus, 22, was forced to flee Boko Haram with her family twice before the terrorists attacked them again, killing her father and kidnapping her.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

‘My parishioners shot dead in cold blood’: Priests, lay faithful describe attacks in Nigeria

Aid to the Church in Need has released firsthand testimonies of Catholic faithful who have survived torture, kidnappings, and massacres. Read more

40 Days for Life volunteers pray at the gates of an abortion in Castellón, Spain.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

40 Days for Life in Spain tells volunteers to film or record their prayer time outside abortion clinics

The 40 Days for Life campaign in Spain has advised volunteers to record their entire prayer time due to pressure... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims from the popemobile in St. Peter’s Square on March 8, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: There is no option to be passive Catholics when it comes to evangelization

“Every baptized person … whatever his position in the Church or level of education in the faith, is an active... Read more

Janada Marcus with Pope Francis at the general audience on March 8, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares,Peter Pinedo

Pope Francis meets with two Nigerian girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram

The women, who both saw members of their families murdered by Boko Haram, met with the pope at the end... Read more

More than 100,000 people attended the papal Mass in Juba, according to local authorities.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

10 things to know from the latest survey on the Catholic Church today

Here are the most important takeaways from a study on the state of the Catholic Church today. Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Whereabouts of imprisoned Nicaraguan bishop are unknown

“We know that no one who is in the conditions which the bishop is in can be well,” Nicaraguan lawyer... Read more

Pope John Paul II in 1996.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Polish bishops: New allegation that JPII covered up sex abuse based on reports from communist secret police

The bishops said that “further archival research” is necessary to fairly assess a new claim aired in a recent documentary.  Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Oklahoma voters reject marijuana legalization

State Question 820, which would have legalized the consumption of marijuana for adults 21 and over, was put before Oklahoma... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

EWTN News and Franciscan University to host journalism conference on ‘post-truth world’

The conference, titled “Journalism in a Post-Truth World,” will focus on the mission of Catholics in the journalistic and media... Read more