Archive for September 19, 2023

Archbishop Domenico Battaglia holds up the reliquary with the liquefied blood of St. Januarius on the martyr bishop's feast day Sept. 19, 2023. The announcement that the blood had liquefied was made at the start of Mass in the Naples Cathedral by Abbot Vincenzo De Gregorio.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Blood of St. Januarius ‘completely liquefied’ on feast day

The blood “is not an oracle to consult and even less a city horoscope whose function is to predict misfortune... Read more


By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Maternity leave policies: How Catholic dioceses and organizations rank

Catholic dioceses across the U.S. were surveyed last year about their parental leave policies, showing that very few provide comprehensive... Read more

Holy Name Cathedral in Chicago, Ill., mother church of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Credit: Edlane De Mattos/Shutterstock.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis accepts resignation of two Chicago auxiliary bishops

Auxiliary Bishops Andrew P. Wypych and Joseph N. Perry will step down after the Holy Father accepted their resignations. Read more


By Tyler Arnold

U.S. bishops urge ‘radical solidarity’ with mothers for Respect Life Month

Arlington Bishop Michael Burbidge defined “radical solidarity” as “putting our love for [mothers] into action and putting their needs before... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Rupnik’s victims say Diocese of Rome’s statement ‘ridicules’ their pain

The diocese described the Aletti Center — where Father Marko Rupnik has been accused of abuse — as having “a... Read more

Armenians protest to urge the government to respond to the Azerbaijani military operation launched against the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region outside the government building in central Yerevan on Sept. 19, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Azerbaijan unleashes military strikes against Armenian Christians in Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijan said the attacks will not stop until the ethnic Armenians’ total surrender.  Read more

Father Marcellinus Obioma Okide was reportedly abducted from Nigeria’s Enugu Diocese on Sept. 17, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Jude Atemanke

Nigerian diocese calls for prayers for kidnapped priest

Father Marcellinus Obioma Okide was on his way back to his parish in the Enugu Diocese on Sept. 17 when... Read more


By Julieta Villar

Argentine bishops hold day of prayer, reflection against human trafficking

“Human trafficking does serious ... injury to the dignity of the human person,” Bishop Oscar Ojea said. “The person is... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Vatican launches investigation into Australian bishop accused of child sex abuse  

Former bishop Christopher Saunders of the Diocese of Broome has been accused of sexually assaulting indigenous men and boys. Read more

Jonathan Darnel speaks at a news conference at the Hyatt Regency on April 5, 2022, in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Exclusive interview: Convicted pro-life activist speaks out

Jonathan Darnel, 41, faces up to 11 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a $350,000 fine after... Read more