Archive for August 17, 2023

Pope Francis poses next to a miniature model of a ship with Madagascar's President Andry Nirina Rajoelina and his family in the Vatican's apostolic palace on Aug. 17, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis meets Catholic president of Madagascar

The president was accompanied by his wife of 23 years and three young adult children. Read more

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.?w=200&h=150

By Marcelo Musa Cavallari

Former liberation theologian says movement fueled decline of Catholicism in Brazil

Friar Clodovis Boff said the Catholic Church needs to return to a Christ-centered theology in Brazil. Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Denver Archdiocese sues Colorado over preschool program that excludes Catholic schools

The lawsuit objects that the program rules are unconstitutional and exclude Catholic schools but not the preschool programs of other... Read more

Metropolitan Police arrest a Students for Life volunteer, Aug. 1, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Appeals court sides with anti-abortion protesters in D.C. First Amendment dispute

The court ruled that the pro-life demonstrators had “plausibly” demonstrated that Washington police had violated their First Amendment rights.  Read more

Father Bernardo Mercado, the Jesuit provincial in Bolivia.?w=200&h=150

By Julieta Villar

Jesuit provincial in Bolivia says he would not have entered order if he knew about abuse

Father Bernardo Mercado was interviewed recently by the special commission for the investigation of sexual abuse in ecclesial environments. Read more

Bishop James Conley leads a eucharistic procession outside Lincoln's Cathedral of the Risen Christ, one of the passport pilgrimage sites.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Explore Nebraska’s adoration chapels with a new pilgrimage ‘passport’

Bishop James Conley said he hopes pilgrims will visit the adoration chapels and pray specifically for their intentions as part... Read more

Brazilian home-schooling mom Regiane Cichelero.?w=200&h=150

By Abel Camasca

Brazilian mom fined for homeschooling her son and instilling Christian values

The local prosecutor’s office began legal proceedings against the mother for failing to enroll her minor child in the school... Read more

Target gay pride products ignited political protests with its "tuck friendly" crotch construction, Los Angeles, California, June 2, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Target reports first sales decline in 6 years after boycotts over ‘Pride Month’ merchandise

Target’s decline comes after a nationwide conservative-led boycott of the store over its promotion of LGBTQ+ ideology and transgender products. Read more

Central American University (UCA) of Nicaragua.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina,CNA Staff

U.S. State Department spokesman condemns seizure of Jesuit university in Nicaragua

“The U.S. condemns the regime’s ongoing repression of religious figures and institutions,” Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said. Read more