Archive for April 27, 2023

Woman holding transgender sign. Via Shutterstock?w=200&h=150

By Ana Paula Morales

Mexico law banning ‘conversion therapy’ would unleash ‘witch hunt,’ pro-family leader says

The bill makes changes to the Federal Criminal Code and the General Law on Health and would criminalize so-called “conversion... Read more

Governor Kevin Stitt (R-OK) attends a roundtable at the White House in Washington, DC June 18, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Oklahoma bill expanding religious freedom to government contracts heads to governor’s desk

Legislation that would expand religious freedom protections passed both chambers of the Oklahoma Legislature and now heads to the governor’s... Read more


By Andrea Gagliarducci

Cardinal Erdő: Pope’s visit to Hungary tells us ‘Christ is our future’

Cardinal Péter Erdő, archbishop of Esztergom-Budapest, talked with CNA’s sister news organization on the eve of Pope Francis’ trip to... Read more

Curtis Martin, founder of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students (FOCUS), meets Pope Francis in 2022. Martin was named April 25, 2023, to an advisory group of 14 consultors to advise the members of the Dicastery for Evangelization.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Pope Francis names several Americans to Dicastery for Evangelization

How can Catholics evangelize? Americans picked by Pope Francis will offer their ideas to the evangelization body. Read more

Ukraine Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal meets Pope Francis in a private, 30-minute encounter at the Vatican on the morning of April 27, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Ukraine’s prime minister asks Pope Francis to help bring back children taken to Russia

Ukraine’s prime minister told journalists Thursday that he has asked Pope Francis for help getting back children forcibly deported to... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Rupnik superior: ‘From an ecclesial point of view it’s illegal’ for priest to own business

The superior of Father Marko Rupnik, a Jesuit priest and artist accused of sexually abusing numerous nuns, said Rupnik owned... Read more

Father Vincent Delorenzo pleaded guilty April 25, 2023, to sexually abusing a 5-year-old boy in 1987.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Michigan priest pleads guilty to sexually abusing 5-year-old boy in 1987

A Michigan Catholic priest who was removed from active ministry in 2002 after a sexual abuse complaint was brought against... Read more

Austin and Nicole LeBlanc are expecting conjoined, twin girls who share one heart and other vital organs. Despite being advised to have an abortion, the couple says it is choosing life and will trust God in the situation.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Catholic mother expecting conjoined twins chooses life

Despite doctors’ advice to have an abortion, Nicole and Austin LeBlanc believe “God has a plan for everything.” Read more


By Tyler Arnold

U.S. bishops call for new farm bill that prioritizes needy families

The U.S. bishops are urging Congress to prioritize programs that feed needy families and support small-family farmers in the 2023... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

As HHS plans abortion referral hotline, pro-life alternatives are going strong

As the Biden administration seeks to establish a million-dollar hotline to provide abortion referrals, pro-life advocates say they have long... Read more