Archive for August 9, 2023

Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), pictured in 1938-1939.?w=200&h=150

By Tina McCormick

The glorious cross of Edith Stein

Taking the name Teresa Benedicta of the Cross when she became a Carmelite, this saint saw glory in the cross... Read more

Michael and Catherine Burke of Southampton, Massachusetts, were denied approval to become foster parents and are suing the state on the grounds that they were discriminated against because of their Catholic faith and beliefs.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Massachusetts wrongly rejected Catholic foster parent applicants, lawsuit charges

The lawsuit contends that a couple was denied approval to become foster parents because they hold to Catholic teaching on... Read more

Pope Francis smiles at pilgrims during his Wednesday general audience in the Vatican's Paul VI Hall on Aug. 9, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Mary ‘never keeps us waiting’

Pope Francis said he likes to invoke the Virgin Mary under the title of “Our Lady ‘in haste’” because of... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Va.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Bishops protest Biden administration’s addition of abortion to pregnant workers protections

The U.S. bishops initially supported the bill but is now accusing the EEOC of distorting the law. Read more

Luke and Tina Nguyen of Seattle with their 14-month-old son, Finn, after the prayer vigil with Pope Francis at Parque Tejo Aug. 5, 2023. The young family attended World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Definitely worth it’: Family attends World Youth Day 2023 with 1-year-old son

A young couple from Seattle braved the long flights and big crowds to experience World Youth Day in Lisbon with... Read more

Pornhub website logo.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Report: Age verification laws have driven top porn site to shut down in multiple states 

Three states that recently passed laws requiring adult-content websites to confirm users are 18 has led a popular porn site... Read more

Goa, the former Portuguese colony on the west coast of India, was evangelized by St. Francis Xavier whose mortal remains are preserved in the Bom Jesus Cathedral (pictured).?w=200&h=150

By Anto Akkara

Hindu nationalists demand arrest of Catholic priest in India for saying king was not a god

Hindu groups had staged demonstrations in front of the police station calling for criminal charges to be brought against Father... Read more

From left to right: Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu; José David Correa, superior general of Sodalitium Vitae Christianae; and Archbishop Charles Scicluna.?w=200&h=150

By David Ramos

Papal envoys conclude visit in Sodalitium Christianae Vitae investigation

Archbishop Charles J. Scicluna and Monsignor Jordi Bertomeu met with members of the society of apostolic life as well as... Read more


By Diego Lopez Marina

Church prays for release of kidnapped priest and seminarian in Nigeria

Father Paul Sanogo and seminarian Melkiori Dominick Mahinini were kidnapped early in the morning of Aug. 3 in Niger state. Read more

Demonstrators rally in support of Karabakh to demand the reopening of a blockaded road linking the Nagorno-Karabakh region to Armenia and to decry crisis conditions in the region, in Yerevan on July 25, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo,Kevin J. Jones

Armenian Christians trapped and facing genocide: an explainer

Over 120,000 Christian Armenians are currently trapped behind a blockade of the Nagorno-Karabakh region maintained by Muslim-majority Azerbaijan. Read more


By Daniel Payne

House Judiciary Committee: ‘Multiple FBI field offices’ collaborated over anti-Catholic memo

Chairman Jim Jordan said new information indicates the FBI’s investigation of traditionalist Catholics was “more widespread than initially suspected.” Read more

A Catholic Church in Nagasaki, destroyed by the Aug. 9, 1945, atomic bombing of the city. Public domain?w=200&h=150

By Eduardo Berdejo

Atomic bomb dropped on Nagasaki killed two-thirds of the city’s Catholics 78 years ago

Since the 16th century, Nagasaki has been an important center of Catholicism in Japan, initially evangelized by Jesuit and Franciscan... Read more

Polling station on Election Day.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Massive spending, large voter turnout amid defeat of Ohio’s Issue 1 

The initiative’s defeat, which took place amid unprecedented voter turnout, means a proposed abortion referendum is more likely to succeed... Read more

Brad and Chanel Moran, from Dallas, in Lisbon, Portugal for World Youth Day 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown,Joe Bukuras

U.S. pilgrims reflect on World Youth Day experience: a ‘small taste’ of heaven

CNA spoke to young adults about their experiences of World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, last week. Read more