Archive for August 2, 2023

Bishop Francisco Javier Acero with the mothers of the disappeared and priests.?w=200&h=150

By Ana Paula Morales

Church in Mexico announces plan to accompany mothers of disappeared persons

In Latin America to say someone “was disappeared” means that the person was abducted and may or may not be... Read more

Scythian rocked a completely packed house full of over 2,000 Knights of Columbus and their families July 31, 2023, kicking off the Knights’ 141st Supreme Convention in Orlando, Florida.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Knights of Columbus Supreme Convention kicks off with Ukrainian brothers’ concert

Scythian rocked a completely packed house full of over 2,000 Knights of Columbus and their families Monday night in Orlando,... Read more

James Nyumah, 23, from Liberia, (pictured third from left) hangs out with new friends from Australia while attending a "Rise Up" session at World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, on Aug. 2, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pilgrims from Liberia overcome travel troubles to attend WYD: ‘Being here is a miracle’

Father Ernest Wisner and his small group from Liberia finally arrived at World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, after having... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Portugal President Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa at the Belém Cultural Center in Lisbon upon his arrival for World Youth Day on Aug. 2, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

World Youth Day 2023: Pope Francis arrives in Lisbon, ‘a city of encounter’ in a divided world

“Young people ... who long for unity, peace, and fraternity, urge us to make their good dreams come true,” the... Read more

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly addresses the Knights of Columbus' convention in Orlando, Florida on Aug. 1, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Patrick Kelly to Knights’ convention: Catholic men have ‘a duty to protect families’

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly urged the assembled to stand strong as men of faith amid new challenges facing the Catholic... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Groups sue to block Catholic charter school in Oklahoma; state leaders stand firm

The Statewide Virtual Charter School Board voted 3-2 in early June to approve St. Isidore of Seville Catholic Virtual School. Read more

Pope Francis participates in vespers at Jerónimos Monastery in Portugal, Aug. 2, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Jonathan Liedl

‘Sail boldly into sea of evangelization,’ pope tells clergy, religious in Lisbon

The Holy Father encouraged Church leaders in Portugal to overcome discouragement by spending time in adoration. Read more

Death penalty.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Florida bishops request clemency for death row inmate

James Phillip Barnes is scheduled to die Thursday, but bishops in Florida have appealed to Gov. Ron DeSantis for a... Read more

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops on July 17, 2023, honored three champions of the pro-life cause at its People of Life awards during the annual Diocesan Pro-Life Leadership Conference in Toledo, Ohio. Pictured left to right are award recipients Margaret Hartshorn and Aurora Tinajero; Keith Moseley, husband of Kathryn Moseley, who passed away in June and received the award posthumously; and Bishop Michael Burbidge, chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

U.S. bishops highlight ‘champions of the pro-life cause’ with annual award ceremony

Margaret Hartshorn, Aurora Tinajero, and the late Kathryn Moseley will receive the conference’s 2023 “People of Life” awards. Read more


By Daniel Payne

Bishops’ peace chairman warns of ‘menace’ of nuclear weapons

The chairman of the U.S. bishops’ peace committee this week urged Catholics to pray fervently for progress in nuclear arms... Read more

Justina, a young Korean woman who was recently baptized and entered the Catholic Church, explained that she decided to participate in World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon “for many reasons. But I really wanted to see the pope.”?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú,David Ramos

Recently baptized Korean woman comes to WYD to get to know Catholic community

“It’s just so amazing to see all the Catholic youth from all over the world gathered here together through the... Read more

Miguel Flores, 30, a Knight of Columbus from North Carolina?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

A young Knight of Columbus on ‘Christian masculinity’ and the future of the Church

“There is no greater authentic masculinity than protecting those who are more vulnerable than you,” said Miguel Flores, a young... Read more

Pope Francis gives the homily at vespers at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 2, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Marina

Pope Francis makes urgent call to recover eucharistic adoration in the Church

“Only in adoration, only before the Lord can the taste and passion for evangelization be recovered,” the pontiff said during... Read more