Archive for September 1, 2023

Lauren Handy speaks at a news conference on April 5, 2022, in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Thomas More Society files emergency appeal to release activist from pre-sentencing detention

Lauren Handy was among the five anti-abortion demonstrators found guilty this week of felony violations of the FACE Act. Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Group behind abortion initiative sues Ohio over use of ‘unborn child’ in ballot language

The ballot language states the proposed amendment would prohibit abortion restrictions “before an unborn child is determined to be viable.” Read more

Schoolchildren eagerly wait for the pope’s arrival outside of the apostolic prefecture on Sept. 1, 2023, in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, where Pope Francis will be staying for the duration of his four-day visit to the country.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

PHOTOS: Pope Francis’ first day in Mongolia

Pope Francis received an enthusiastic welcome to Mongolia on Friday morning after a nearly 10-hour flight on the papal plane. Read more

Firefighters worked for hours to put out the fire at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Salem, Oregon, Aug. 31, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Oregon Catholic Church fire determined to be arson; suspect arrested

The Aug. 31 fire, which destroyed St. Joseph’s sanctuary, began in a garbage bin on the church property. Read more

Pope Francis on board the plane that took him from Rome to Mongolia, Aug. 31, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Ary Waldir Ramos Díaz

Pope Francis to publish apostolic letter on St. Thérèse of Lisieux Oct. 15

During a general audience on June 7, Pope Francis announced that he was writing an apostolic letter on the patron... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Catholic finance firm offers millions in loans, data consulting for dioceses

Catholic Finance Corporation has issued millions of dollars in loans to regional Catholic groups over the past few decades. Read more

The chapel of Our Lady of the Valley near the small settlement of Pehuajó Sud, Argentina, was attacked Aug. 30, 2023. The chapel is part of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in the town of Larroque.?w=200&h=150

By Julieta Villar

Chapel in Argentina vandalized; bishop calls for acts of reparation

Bishop Héctor Zordán said the damage inflicted was a criminal act motivated by the intent to “desecrate the sacred place... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Texas Supreme Court lets ban on sex changes for minors go into effect Sept. 1

The highest court in Texas refused to grant a request from the Texas American Civil Liberties Union and other groups... Read more

Pope Francis stands beside Mongolian President Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh in Sukhbaatar Square in front of the State Palace in Ulaanbaatar on Sept. 2, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: ‘Mongolia is a symbol of religious freedom’

Pope Francis called Mongolia a “symbol of religious freedom” in his first speech in the Asian country sandwiched between China... Read more