Archive for August 7, 2023

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By Jonah McKeown

Meet the women who penned the official songs for the National Eucharistic Congress

Diane Mahoney and Kathleen Pluth have had their musical compositions chosen out of many entries as the official theme song... Read more

Francisco Velarde, a 21-year-old Spaniard, was one of the young people who had the privilege of going to confession with Pope Francis on Friday, Aug. 4, at World Youth Day in Lisbon, Portugal.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Young man after confession with the pope: ‘I told him the sins that pain me the most’

The 21-year-old Spaniard told ACI Prensa, CNA’s Spanish-language news partner, the details of what he considers “the confession of my... Read more


By AC Wimmer

‘The Work,’ a community with a focus on eucharistic adoration, receives final approval from Vatican

This significant endorsement, announced on the feast of the apostle James on July 25, underscores the growing influence of The... Read more

The Blessed Mother gives the rosary to St. Dominic in the 18th-century painting by Andrea Barbiani of the Madonna with St. Dominic and St. Catherine of Siena in the Basilica di Santa Maria del Porto in Ravenna, Italy.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Dominicans pray nine-month novena ahead of September rosary pilgrimage

Although the novena began in January, organizers are encouraging the faithful to pray the novena any time before it culminates... Read more


By Jonathan Liedl

Pope Francis: ‘Spiritual worldliness’ one of greatest dangers facing priests, the Church

Spiritual worldliness is one of the most dangerous temptations facing priests and the Church because it “reduces spirituality to appearance,”... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Pediatricians’ group affirms support for ‘gender-affirming’ care, calls for review of guidelines

The American Academy of Pediatrics said its board of directors had voted to reaffirm its 2018 policy statement in support... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Ohioans go to the polls Tuesday for vote that could determine abortion laws

Issue 1 would raise the threshold needed to adopt a constitutional amendment via ballot initiative from a simple majority to... Read more

An estimated 200,000 people attended the pope's rosary in Fatima, Portugal, on Aug. 5, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

10 of the most touching moments of World Youth Day 2023

There were so many beautiful moments during WYD in Lisbon. Here are some of the most memorable that may continue... Read more

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By Peter Pinedo

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly has a plan to deepen the faith lives of Catholic men

The Knights of Columbus has launched new initiatives to help Catholic laymen deepen their spiritual lives and find authentic Catholic... Read more

A family sits in a tent at camp for refugees at Kenya's border town with Ethiopia, Moyale, about 484 miles north of capital Nairobi, on March 17, 2018 after fleeing Ethiopia.?w=200&h=150

By Zoe Romanowsky

U.S. bishops appeal to leaders to do more to ensure food security around the globe

Bishop David J. Malloy cited numbers that estimated about 258 million people in 58 countries experienced crisis-level acute hunger in... Read more

Our Lady of Fatima statue in Fatima, Portugal.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Miracle at Fátima? World Youth Day pilgrim receives her sight after Communion at Mass

“I opened my eyes and I could see perfectly,” said Jimena, a 16-year-old Spanish World Youth Day pilgrim. Read more

A man holds a sign at a pro-life rally in front of the Lincoln Memorial on June 24, 2023, marking the first anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs decision overturning Roe v. Wade.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Will new federal abortion policies violate anti-abortion Hyde Amendment? Experts weigh in

It is uncertain whether new Biden administration rules run afoul of the Hyde Amendment, a longstanding provision in federal law.  Read more