Archive for August 14, 2023

St. Maximilian Kolbe, pictured just prior to his arrest on Feb. 17, 1941.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

What happened to St. Maximilian Kolbe’s beard? The answer may surprise you

The last image taken of the saint before his final arrest was notable for what it didn’t show — his... Read more

Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, Diocese of Estelí, Nicaragua.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

Ortega dictatorship in Nicaragua freezes bank accounts, assets of Jesuit university

Auxiliary bishop of Managua, Nicaragua, Silvio Báez, condemned the latest aggression by the government on Aug. 10 on his X... Read more

A sonogram picture of a fetus in the second trimester of a woman's pregnancy?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Cincinnati archbishop urges Catholics to reject state abortion amendment in November

“As Catholics, we are morally obliged to uphold the dignity of life of all vulnerable humans,” Archbishop Dennis Schnurr wrote... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. flip-flops on abortion

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. told reporters he would support a three-month federal abortion ban but later appeared to walk back... Read more

San Fernando Cathedral is the mother cathedral of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

San Antonio Archdiocese removes two priests over allegations of child sex abuse

Father Alejandro Ortega and Father Jesus Eduardo “Lalo” Martinez-Solis were both accused of sexually abusing minors. Read more

Maximilian Kolbe, 1939.?w=200&h=150

By Antonio Tarallo

St. Maximilian Kolbe’s life as a child prepared his path to holiness

Father Raffaele Di Muro, dean of the San Bonaventura-Seraphicum Theological Faculty in Rome and director of the Kolbe chair, speaks... Read more

Cardinal Manuel Clemente, the patriarch of Lisbon, was the main celebrant for the Tuesday evening outdoor opening Mass for World Youth Day held at Eduardo VII Park on Aug. 1, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Eduardo Berdejo

Dictatorship in Nicaragua blocks two priests who attended WYD from returning to the country

The dictatorship of Daniel Ortega reportedly prohibited two priests from returning to Nicaragua from Lisbon, Portugal, where they participated in... Read more