Archive for August 21, 2023

Pope Francis presides over a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on July 23, 2023, for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis writing a second environmental document after Laudato Si’

The pope said with this new writing he is updating Laudato Si’ to cover current issues. Read more

Cardinal Pietro Parolin (middle) and apostolic nuncio in Kenya and South Sudan, Archbishop Hubertus van Megen (left), are received in the Diocese of Rumbek by Bishop Christian Carlassare (right) on Aug. 17, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Kerbino Kuel Deng

‘Fear is driven out by perfect love,’ Vatican secretary of state tells South Sudanese

“Jesus Christ dispelled every lingering doubt and distress,” Cardinal Pietro Parolin said on the last day of his four-day visit... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne. Credit:

By AC Wimmer

German cardinal disappointed over staff’s attempts to access pornography 

“I stand firmly with Pope Francis, who unequivocally condemns [pornography] and warns of its insidious dangers,” Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki... Read more

Jean-Louis Georgelin, former chief of staff of the armies and CEO of the public establishment in charge of the conservation and restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral, waits for the delivery by barge of the timber truss to the cathedral during its restoration in Paris on July 11, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Jean-Louis Georgelin, ‘architect of Notre Dame’s rebirth,’ dies during hiking trip

The military general was appointed to the project in April 2019 and was confident the restoration of the historic cathedral... Read more

Pope Francis meets with U.S. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, for a private audience at the Vatican on Aug. 21, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis meets U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Gen. Mark Milley

Neither the Vatican nor the U.S. Department of Defense provided information about the Aug. 21 audience in the Apostolic Palace. Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Lawmaker warns of Chinese communists changing the Bible

Rep. Mike Gallagher, R-Wisconsin, shared examples of the Chinese government changing Scripture to serve its goals. Read more

A woman exits the Universidad Centroamericana (Central American University) in Managua on Aug. 16, 2023. The Jesuit Central American University (UCA) of Nicaragua announced the suspension of all its activities after a court ordered the confiscation of its assets and funds after accusing it of being a "center of terrorism."?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

U.S. State Department hits Nicaraguan officials with visa restrictions

The U.S. government has responded to the most recent action of the Ortega government, the seizure of the assets of... Read more

Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard of Albany.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Retired Albany bishop, accused of covering up and committing abuse, has died

Bishop Howard Hubbard made headlines last year after he announced that he asked the Vatican if he could return to... Read more

A group of men studying to become priests at St. Michael's Abbey in California.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

California’s new abbey is inspiring young men to join the priesthood 

St. Michael’s Abbey outside of Los Angeles is a new home to the Norbertines, an order seeing quick growth in... Read more

Immaculata Church on the campus of the University of San Diego.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Analysis: Do California’s Catholic universities have to include abortion in their health plans?

While state law mandates coverage of abortion and transgender treatments, insurance industry experts say colleges and universities may have options. Read more

Two Inuit children return from school past a stop sign written in English in October 2002 in Iqaluit, northern Canada. Iqaluit is the capitol of Nunavut Territory in the Canadian Arctic.?w=200&h=150

By The B.C. Catholic

Retired Calgary bishop demands proof for ‘missing children’ claims

“Why is the Catholic Church not asking the federal government for proof that even one residential school child is actually... Read more

Volunteers load water onto a boat to be transported to West Maui from the Kihei boat landing on Aug. 13, 2023 in Kihei, Hawaii.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

How to help Maui wildfire victims from afar

Here’s how you can help those affected by the devastating fires on Maui. Read more

The Reverend Mother Superior Teresa Agnes Gerlach of the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Arlington, Texas.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop: Texas nuns may have excommunicated themselves with defiant letter

A Carmelite prioress and several other nuns at a Texas monastery may have excommunicated themselves by publishing a statement challenging... Read more