Archive for May 5, 2023

Mother and Home gift set?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Mother’s Day gifts from small mom-run Catholic businesses

Our gift guide of products from Catholic shops owned by moms can help you find a special way to honor... Read more

The Imperial State Crown, Sceptre, and wreath of symbolic flowers adorn the coffin of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the gun carriage for the funeral procession, Sept. 19, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

A guide to the Christian — and Catholic — symbolism in King Charles III’s coronation

As the new monarch of England is crowned, the ceremony’s many symbols and traditions are rooted in history. Read more

Bishop Robert Francis Prevost was named prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Bishops on Jan. 30, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican’s new bishops’ prefect shares his ‘portrait of a bishop’

A bishop should nurture closeness to Christ, share the beauty of the faith, use social media wisely, and have a... Read more

Jimmy Lai at a Hong Kong protest?w=200&h=150

By Zoe Romanowsky

Film about freedom activist Jimmy Lai surpasses 1 million YouTube views in under 2 weeks

“The Hong Konger” tells the story of the pro-democracy media billionaire who chose to publicly oppose China’s crackdown on the... Read more

Pope Francis meets with the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors in an audience May 5, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis invites child protection group to have ‘a spirituality of reparation’

“The sexual abuse of minors by clergy and its poor handling by Church leaders has been one of the greatest... Read more

An inspector had deemed the Catholic chapel’s sanctuary candle a fire hazard.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

UPDATE: Feds back off demand that Catholic hospital extinguish chapel candle

Federal government regulators backed off their demands that a Catholic hospital extinguish its chapel candle. Read more

A group of migrants from South America crosses the Rio Bravo border between Mexico and the United States to request asylum.?w=200&h=150

By Ana Paula Morales

Mexican bishop expresses Church’s concern for unaccompanied child migrants

Auxiliary Bishop Francisco Javier Acero said those who suffer the most are “unaccompanied minors.” Read more


By David Ramos

Mexican pro-life leader in court for criticizing trans legislator

Rodrigo Iván Cortés had criticized Salma Luévano, a trans woman, for disrespectful remarks the federal legislator made regarding religious leaders. Read more