Archive for August 28, 2023

This picture taken on Jan. 16, 2022, shows a man watching smoke hanging over houses on a polluted day in Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to visit one of the world’s most polluted capitals this week

Pope Francis is likely to make “care for our common home” a key theme of his Mongolian trip this week... Read more


By Daniel Payne

After 1,700 years, an ancient olive tree marks the vanished hometown of St. Augustine

The famous saint is associated with the city of Hippo, but before that, he lived in a now-vanished town that... Read more

Pope Francis speaks about World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal, during his weekly Wednesday audience in the Paul VI Hall Aug. 9, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis laments when ‘ideology replaces faith’ in segment of U.S. Catholics

The pope’s private conversation with members of the Society of Jesus was published Aug. 28 by the Jesuit journal La... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

5 things to know about Mongolia as Pope Francis prepares for his trip

The pope will travel to Mongolia Aug. 31–Sept. 4 to visit one of the smallest Christian communities in the world. Read more


By Daniel Payne

Poll: Two-thirds of Britons favor legalizing assisted suicide ahead of possible law change

As the British Parliament considers the possible legalization of assisted suicide, activists are pushing for a law change. Read more

Pope Francis gives the weekly Angelus address on Aug. 27, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis asks for prayers as he travels to Mongolia, ‘the heart of Asia’

The pope will travel approximately 5,600 miles to Ulaanbaatar, the Mongolian capital, from Aug. 31 to Sept. 4. Read more


By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Annual Maryland event prepares educators to foster spiritual growth of students

The Teaching Vocation Conference, hosted by The Heights Forum, is an annual event held in Potomac, Maryland. Read more

A map of Nigeria.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Nigerian teen whose Christian conversion triggered death threats granted restraining order

Following threats by family members, the young woman sought a restraining order against her father and brothers. Read more

Facade of the Central American University (UCA), before being expropriated by the Ortega dictatorship.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Latin American Catholic college organization condemns seizure of Nicaraguan Jesuit university

The organization expressed its “deep concern over the siege, the confiscation of assets, and the closure suffered by the Central... Read more

President Joe Biden at the White House on Aug. 28, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Biden campaign launches pro-abortion ad; pro-life groups label it ‘extreme’

The ad launched Friday and will run for two weeks in seven key states. Read more

Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, prelate of Opus Dei.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Opus Dei does not want to be an exception in the Church, prelate says

Monsignor Fernando Ocáriz, the prelate of Opus Dei, said the institution he has led since January 2017 “does not want... Read more

Debra Vitagliano.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

States and pro-life groups urge Supreme Court to end abortion ‘bubble’ zones 

In all, 18 different amicus briefs were filed in support of pro-life free speech in a case involving Debra Vitagliano,... Read more