Archive for August 29, 2023

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience on Aug. 23, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: People — not machines — are the value of work

He also said businessmen and businesswomen can contribute to the common good through job creation, especially for young people. Read more

Pope Francis and Major Archbishop Sviatoslav Shevchuk.?w=200&h=150

By Alexey Gotovskiy,Courtney Mares

Vatican reassures Ukrainian Catholics that pope did not intend to praise Russian imperialism

Pope Francis made the comment while speaking off the cuff during a live video conference with Russian youth Aug. 25.  Read more

Sister Jean Dolores-Schmidt at the first round game of the NCAA Tournament in Dallas on March 15, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

104-year-old ‘Sister Jean’ throws out first pitch at Chicago Cubs game

Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt belongs to the Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary and is a sports chaplain... Read more

Hannah Neeleman, 33, is a mother of seven who gave a powerful pro-life response to a question asked during the Mrs. American 2023 pageant.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Mrs. American 2023 winner gives powerful pro-life response during pageant 

The former Miss New York City and Mrs. Utah received a standing ovation when she responded to a judge’s question... Read more

Bishop John Patrick Dolan of the Diocese of Phoenix visited the African nations of Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya in August 2023 for a tour of projects connected to the U.S. bishops’ conference’s Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa.?w=200&h=150

By Agnes Aineah

Family life, ‘bonding together’ behind spread of Christianity in Africa, U.S. bishop says

Bishop John Patrick Dolan of Phoenix returned from a 12-day trip to the African countries of Ethiopia, Uganda, and Kenya... Read more

Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega presides over a Mass for the disappeared in Jalisco state, Mexico, on Aug. 27, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Colín

Church in Mexico prays with relatives of disappeared persons

Cardinal Francisco Robles Ortega offered Mass on Sunday at the Shrine of the Martyrs of Christ the King for thousands... Read more

The Maganha family with Father Gilson Maia, RCJ, who blessed the chapel, on July 9, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

Boy in Brazil asks for — and receives — a chapel for his birthday

The chapel was dedicated July 9 in Bauru in the Brazilian state of São Paulo, where the family lives. Read more