Archive for August 31, 2023

Pope Francis prays at his Wednesday audience in St. Peter’s Square on April 12, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for September 2023

“How could we have reached this level of indifference?” the Holy Father asked while stating the intention for the upcoming... Read more

Venerable Fulton Sheen. (public domain)?w=200&h=150

By Tina Dennelly

An update on the status of Fulton Sheen’s beatification cause

Monsignor Jason Gray, executive director of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation, recently spoke about the status of the beatification of... Read more

Members of the Ulma family at their home and farm. On March 24, 1944, all nine members of the Ulma family were killed by the Nazis for hiding a Jewish family in their home in Poland, including a child still in the womb.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Beatification novena for family of 9 martyred by Nazis begins Friday

All Catholics are invited to join in nine consecutive days of prayer leading up to the beatification of the Ulma... Read more

Sanford, Florida, police arrested Donovan Faison, 21, on Aug. 29, 2023, in connection with the November 2022 killing of his pregnant girlfriend and her preborn child, an action police believe was motivated by her refusal to get an abortion.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Florida man charged with double homicide in killing of girlfriend who refused abortion

Donovan Faison, 21, has been charged with two counts of felony homicide for the deaths of his 19-year-old girlfriend and... Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims from the Ruthenian Eparchy of Mukachevo in St. Peter's Basilica, Dec. 11, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Pope Francis appoints priest as bishop of Ohio-based Byzantine eparchy

The Holy See Press Office said Thursday that Father Robert Mark Pipta had been appointed as bishop of the Eparchy... Read more

Father Andrew Tin Nguyen, parish priest of Mary Help of Christians in Darkhan, Mongolia, with Tsetsegee, who found a statue of the Blessed Mother in a landfill, which will be blessed by Pope Francis during his trip to Mongolia from Aug. 31–Sept. 4, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Alexey Gotovskiy

How Blessed Mary found her way to Mongolia

Upon arriving in Mongolia, Pope Francis will bless the Statue of Our Lady, known as “Heavenly Mother.” Read more

Pope Francis greets airline workers as he boards the papal plane for his four-day trip to Mongolia on Aug. 31, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Tina Dennelly

Pope sends telegram to China as plane flies over Chinese airspace

Pope Francis will become the first pope in the history of the Catholic Church to visit Mongolia. Read more

The fire that devastated St. Joseph's sanctuary was primarily concentrated in the roof.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Fire devastates historic Oregon Catholic church: Sanctuary is lost

St. Joseph’s is one of the oldest parish communities in Oregon. It serves about 3,500 faithful and is a part... Read more

Father Antonio Coluccia, “anti-Mafia” priest in Rome.?w=200&h=150

By Ary Waldir Ramos Díaz

Rome Diocese expresses solidarity with anti-Mafia priest following attempted assassination

On Tuesday, the priest was participating in a march for law and order and against the Mafia when a man... Read more

Bishops of Central America, North America, and the Caribbean met in El Salvador Aug. 21-25, 2023, to analyze various migratory scenarios at an international meeting.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Colín

In front of the tomb of St. Óscar Romero, bishops pledge to care for migrants

Meeting in El Salvador Aug. 21-25, representatives of bishops’ conferences analyzed the various migratory scenarios at an international meeting. Read more

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick arrives outside Massachusetts' Dedham District Courthouse for his arraignment, Sept. 3, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Shannon Mullen,Joe Bukuras,Matt McDonald

Theodore McCarrick: ‘I have trouble with words’

The former cardinal’s eloquence made him a force in the Catholic Church. Now, his loss for words appears to have... Read more

Upon his arrival at Chinggis Khaan International Airport on Sept. 1, 2023, Pope Francis was welcomed with a bowl of Aaruul, dried curds which are a traditional food of Mongolian nomadic peoples.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis becomes first pope in history to set foot in Mongolia

The pope told journalists aboard the papal plane that to visit Mongolia is to encounter “a small people, but a... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki blesses the new studio of Catholic TV station EWTN.TV in Cologne, Germany, on Aug. 30, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Cardinal blesses new German EWTN studio, highlights role in new evangelization

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki of Cologne, Germany, on Aug. 30 emphasized the importance of the Catholic television network EWTN.TV. Read more