Archive for August 22, 2023

Mary. Artist Giovanni Battista Gaulli, Museu da Casa Brasileira.?w=200&h=150

By Bishop Robert Barron

Why the Queenship of Mary matters

The feast day is rooted in Catholic tradition, with powerful biblical symbolism and an invitation to choose sides in the... Read more

The exterior of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Bon Air, Richmond, Virginia.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Two thrift stores in Virginia showcase unique model of Catholic charity and service

Thrifty Sisters and the St. Vincent De Paul Thrift Store in Richmond, Virginia, provide quality products for thrifters while funding... Read more

Bishop Michael Warfel's resignation as bishop of the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings was accepted by Pope Francis on Aug. 22, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Great Falls-Billings Bishop Michael Warfel

Bishop Michael Warfel will be automatically succeeded by 57-year-old Bishop Jeffrey Fleming, coadjutor bishop of Great Falls-Billings. Read more

Pope Francis talks with lawyers from the Council of Europe at the Vatican on Monday, Aug. 21, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis criticizes ‘misguided notion’ of the human person in speech to lawyers

The pope addressed delegates of the Council of Europe member countries who signed the 2022 Vienna Declaration in Support of... Read more

(Left) A stamp printed in Nicaragua shows the face of Casimiro Sotelo Montenegro. (right) Letters from the Central American University.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

Nicaragua’s dictatorship renames university, evicts 6 Jesuits from adjacent property

The Jesuits showed the officers proof of the order’s ownership but it made little difference and they were ordered to... Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone meets with people experiencing homelessness at St. Anthony’s Dining Hall in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood on Nov. 6, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

San Francisco Archdiocese announces Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone earlier in August had warned that the filing was “very likely” in response to “more than 500... Read more

An aerial view shows charred remains on the side of the road beside the highway in Enterprise, Northwest Territories, Canada, on Aug. 20, 2023. Enterprise and Hay River were put on evacuation orders prior to the city of Yellowknife. The town of Enterprise, Northwest Territories, was burned to the ground by forest fires.?w=200&h=150

By The B.C. Catholic

Canadian bishop calls fire devastation ‘closest image to apocalyptic wasteland I have ever seen’

After a 12-hour drive to escape the wildfires sweeping through Canada, Bishop Jon Hansen shared the story of his journey... Read more

Thomas Aquinas College in Santa Paula, California.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Thomas Aquinas College reports minimal damage amid tropical storm, earthquake

Tropical Storm Hilary made landfall in California as the first such storm to hit the state in 84 years. Read more

Dorothy Day, American journalist, social activist and Catholic convert circa 1916.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Pope Francis praises Dorothy Day in preface to collection of her work

The American Catholic, who is being considered for canonization, was the founder of the Catholic Worker Movement and the Catholic... Read more

About 1,000 Californians rallied in front of the state capitol steps in Sacramento on Aug. 21, 2023, to protest a series of bills they say would take away their rights as parents.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

California parents protest bills they say would take away their rights

Speakers criticized several bills making their way through the state Legislature that they say would diminish parental authority over children. Read more

Argentino del Valle Larrabure.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Canonization cause opens for Argentine officer tortured and killed by Marxist insurgents

The cause for canonization of Argentino del Valle Larrabure, an army colonel tortured and murdered in 1975 by Marxist rebels,... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

Court upholds Alabama ban on child sex-change treatments

The law, called the Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act, was passed by the Alabama Legislature in 2022 and bans... Read more

Students who are all winners of the St. Joseph art contest stand alongside Thomas Carroll, superintendent of schools for the Archdiocese of Boston.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Boston Catholic schools leader Thomas Carroll stepping down at end of school year

A well-known thought leader in Catholic education, Thomas Carroll served as the Boston Archdiocese’s schools superintendent since 2019. Read more