Archive for April 6, 2023


By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Singing this song on Holy Thursday can purify your soul (and save you time in purgatory)

The “Tantum Ergo” is the last two verses of a Latin hymn written by St. Thomas Aquinas. Read more

State congresswoman Mónica Rodríguez Della Vecchia (right) of Puebla, Mexico, takes to the streets March 29, 2023, to raise awareness on her #ConLosNiñosNo (Not with children) campaign promoting her bill that seeks to prohibit sex changes in minors and punish those who force children or adolescents to undergo such procedures.?w=200&h=150

By Ana Paula Morales

Mexican legislator seeks to ban sex changes for minors

State congresswoman Mónica Rodríguez Della Vecchia took to the streets of the city of Puebla to raise awareness on her... Read more

Residents of Adunu line up to cast their ballots in Adunu Feb. 25, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Douglas Burton

Dozens still captive in Nigeria after deadly raid on Catholic town

Armed bandits killed one person and kidnapped more than 100 others in a March 14 raid on a predominantly Catholic... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Florida Senate passes 6-week abortion ban, but court will have final say

Whether the new abortion ban becomes law hinges on what the Florida’s Supreme Court decides regarding a Watergate-era “right to... Read more

Pope Francis presided over a Chrism Mass at which more than 1,880 priests, bishops, and cardinals renewed the promises made at their ordinations on April 6, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis celebrates ‘the birthday of the priesthood’ with 1,800 priests on Holy Thursday

The pope said that on “the birthday of the priesthood,” he wanted to highlight the vital presence the Holy Spirit... Read more

Honduran family in front of their adobe house near Tegucigalpa, Honduras.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

How immigration is hurting Honduran families — and what CRS is doing to limit it

One Catholic says migration is not a situation that occurs because someone “really wants it” but mainly “because of the... Read more

Pope Francis washes the feet of 12 young men and women, inmates at Casal del Marmo juvenile detention center on Rome’s outskirts, during a Mass of the Lord’s Supper on Thursday, April 6, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis washes feet of young inmates on Holy Thursday 2023

Pope Francis washed the feet of 12 young men and women, inmates at a juvenile prison in Rome, during a... Read more

Abbot Placid Solari, 70, chancellor of Belmont Abbey Catholic College in Belmont, North Carolina.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

A monk’s radical proposal for college today: ‘We’re convinced there is objective truth to be learned’ 

To Abbot Placid Solari, a Benedictine monk who serves as Belmont Abbey’s chancellor, the Catholic faith and college naturally go... Read more

Oregon resident Jessica Bates filed a federal lawsuit after state officials denied her adoption application because of her opposition to gender ideology.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Oregon denies adoption after woman refuses to back gender ideology, homosexuality

An Oregon woman filed a federal lawsuit against the state’s Department of Human Services after she was denied the opportunity... Read more

On April 1, 2023, a statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe was vandalized at Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Corona, California.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Statue of Mary smashed at California Catholic church

The vandal, a male, was caught on security cameras walking up to the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe and... Read more

The flogging of Christ.?w=200&h=150

By Abel Camasca

Which countries in the Americas do not celebrate Holy Week?

Many countries declare holidays for the faithful to participate in Holy Week activities, but not all nations in the Americas... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Idaho, Indiana ban ‘gender-affirming’ drugs, sex-change surgeries for minors

The states join 11 others that have made it illegal to provide cross-sex hormone therapies, puberty blockers, and more to... Read more