Archive for May 1, 2023

Archbishop Paul Coakley. Courtesy photo.?w=200&h=150

By Archbishop Paul S. Coakley

Full text of Bishop Paul Coakley’s pastoral letter on gender dysphoria, transgender movement

“On the Unity of the Body and Soul: Accompanying Those Experiencing Gender Dysphoria” was released on Good Shepherd Sunday. Read more


By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Spanish court to investigate artists for exhibiting blasphemous sculptures

The complaint alleges the so-called Collective of Southern Artists (CAS) committed the crime of derision of the Christian faith. Read more

Bishop Richard Henning (left) and Bishop Thomas Tobin.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Pope Francis accepts retiring Providence Bishop Thomas Tobin’s resignation 

Bishop Tobin is succeeded by Bishop Richard Henning, whom Pope Francis in November appointed as coadjutor bishop of Providence.  Read more

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio leads the Archdiocese for the Military Services.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Archbishop of military services condemns new rule allowing abortion at VA medical centers

Archbishop Timothy Broglio called the new VA rule on abortion and a DoD policy funding abortion travel “morally repugnant and... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Fatima was returned to St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Gibbsboro, New Jersey, Sept. 7, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Our Lady of Fatima statue to tour Newark Archdiocese throughout May

One of only 13 copies in the world, the statue will leave its home at the Shrine of Fatima in... Read more

The bishops of Cuba meet with the government April 26, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Eduardo Berdejo

Cuban bishops present vision for country in meeting with communist government

The bishops presented to the communist government “their criteria and vision regarding the reality that the Cuban people are experiencing.” Read more

For the last two weeks of April 2023, hundreds of migrants — mostly Venezuelans but also Colombians and Haitians — have been trying to leave Chile and enter Peru because Chile has toughened its immigration policies.?w=200&h=150

By Eduardo Berdejo

Bishops of Chile and Peru call for dialogue to resolve migratory crisis at border

For the last two weeks, hundreds of migrants — mostly Venezuelans but also Colombians and Haitians — have been trying... Read more