Archive for August 3, 2023

Pope Francis and José María Del Corral, president of the Scholas Occurrentes youth movement, smile during a meeting with the group's volunteers in Cascais, Portugal, on Aug. 3, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Shannon Mullen

‘Attend to the planet and poor,’ Pope Francis urges college students

Pope Francis began his second day in Portugal with a meeting with Catholic students and members of an educational youth... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron speaks to tens of thousands of young people at a World Youth Day gathering in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 2, 2023. The event, hosted by the U.S. bishops’ conference, culminated in a eucharistic procession and Holy Hour.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Preach the real Christ,’ Bishop Barron tells thousands of U.S. youth at WYD

In his speech, Bishop Robert Barron emphasized that every person has a unique mission from God and that money or... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Only a few Republican presidential candidates have committed to 15-week abortion ban

Here’s a look at where the major presidential candidates stand on a 15-week federal abortion ban. Read more

Robert G. Bowers, 50, entered Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue during morning Shabbat prayer services on Oct. 27, 2018. He killed 11 and injured several, including police officers.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Tree of Life synagogue shooter handed federal death penalty

Robert G. Bowers is the first person to be condemned to death under the Biden administration, which placed the federal... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Virginia bishops praise governor’s new transgender, parents’ rights school policies

The recently released new policies affirmed that parents will maintain the right to considerable oversight of their children while they... Read more

Prior to a private meeting with survivors later in the day, Pope Francis addressed the clergy sex abuse scandal in his address during a vespers service in Lisbon, Portugal, on Aug. 2, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope meets with clerical abuse survivors, urges Church to hear victims’ ‘anguished cry’

Earlier Pope Francis called for “a humble, ongoing purification, starting with the anguished cry of the victims, who must always... Read more

Pope Francis makes his way past crowds of thousands on his way to the World Youth Day welcoming ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 3, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares,Hannah Brockhaus

PHOTOS: Pope Francis’ first World Youth Day speech, ‘God’s heart beats uniquely for you’

Approximately 500,000 people celebrated Pope Francis’ arrival at World Youth Day. Read more

Father Mendo Saraiva de Refóios Paes de Ataíde (left), Father Peter Julia (center), and Brother Federico Viquez.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus,Daniel Payne

‘I want to give my life for this’: 2 priests, friar at WYD share their vocation stories

All three priests are in Lisbon, Portugal, this week for World Youth Day 2023 and spoke to CNA about their... Read more

A man wielding a machete is shown in security footage outside Alternatives Pregnancy Center in Sacramento, California, at 8:15 a.m. on July 8, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

New poll: Support for use of violence to restore ‘right to abortion’ increases

The increase was most pronounced among self-described Democrats. Read more

People sitting in pews in church. Stock photo via Shutterstock.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Generation Xers’ church attendance drops to millennial levels, survey suggests

Church attendance has dropped off since the pandemic for Generation X more sharply than for other age groups since the... Read more