Archive for August 8, 2023

Father Mark Beard, pastor of St. Helena Catholic Church in Amite City, Louisiana, died in a car accident Aug. 2, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Baton Rouge priest killed in a car crash remembered for his holiness, passion for truth

Father Mark Beard, who died Aug. 2, became a priest later in life after a successful career and was known... Read more

Niger's National Council for the Safeguard of the Homeland  Colonel-Major Amadou Abdramane (center), General Mohamed Toumba (center-left), and Colonel Ousmane Abarchi (right) are greeted upon their arrival at the Stade General Seyni Kountche in Niamey, Niger, on Aug. 6, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Nigerian bishops discourage military intervention in Niger after coup

The Economic Community of West African States threatened military intervention if Niger’s military refused to restore democracy within one week. Read more

Approximately 525 women, a mix of all ages from every state in the country, attended the Knights of Columbus 141st Supreme Convention “Ladies Program” Aug. 1, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Knights of Columbus ‘Ladies Program’ recognizes women as key ‘influencers’

More than 500 women attended the program, which highlighted the sacrifices Knights’ wives make and the key role they play... Read more


By Courtney Mares

Vatican announces that artificial intelligence will be theme of next World Day of Peace

A statement from the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development on Aug. 8 described an “urgent need” to guide the... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Court orders lawyers for Southwest Airlines to take religious freedom classes

The court stated that “training on religious freedom ... is the least restrictive means of achieving compliance with the court’s... Read more

St. Josemaria Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis changes canon law on Opus Dei and any future personal prelatures

The updated canons now state that the statutes that govern a personal prelature can be “approved or issued by the... Read more

A sonogram picture of a fetus in the second trimester of a woman's pregnancy.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Abortion activists launching new PAC to enshrine abortion rights in Arizona

The political action committee Arizona for Abortion Access on Tuesday filed the Arizona Abortion Access Act, a “proposed constitutional amendment.” Read more

Mary Stegmueller and country singer Luke Bryan backstage before his concert at Ball Arena in Denver on July 29, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

7-year-old girl with cancer supported by her Catholic community meets her musical idol

Mary Stegmueller has already outlived her prognosis and recently made one of her biggest dreams come true thanks to ongoing... Read more


By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Father of girl reportedly cured of blindness says it was ‘a gift of the Virgin to WYD’

On Saturday, Aug. 5, in Fátima, Portugal, Jimena said she was cured of a serious eye problem after a novena... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Ohio rejects initiative to change amendment process, easing the way for abortion referendum

The initiative would have made it more difficult to adopt constitutional amendments via citizen-led ballot initiatives. Read more