Archive for September 21, 2023

The statue of St. Matthew above the crypt altar beneath the cathedral of Salerno, Italy.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Where is St. Matthew? A visit to his tomb

The fascinating story of where the Gospel writer’s body lies today takes us back into history. Read more

Pope Francis greets Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, the president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, on Feb. 20, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Synod 2023: Participants to include two bishops from mainland China, Archbishop Paglia

The leadership of the Synod on Synodality have released the final list of participants for the first session of the... Read more

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By Courtney Mares

Who are the Chinese bishops attending the Synod on Synodality?

Bishop Antonio Yao Shun of Jining and Bishop Joseph Yang Yongqiang of Zhoucun will participate in the October assembly. Read more

The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland, is opening a new $4 million state-of-the-art Seton Shrine Museum and Visitor Center on Sept. 22, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By SueAnn Howell, O.C.D.S.

Seton Shrine’s new additions offer interactive encounter with first American-born saint

The latest addition to the Emmitsburg, Maryland, shrine provides a state-of-the-art experience of the life and times of St. Elizabeth... Read more

Lydia Taylor (blue shirt), and other student pro-life protesters from across the state of North Carolina traveled to North Carolina A&T University in Greensboro on Sept. 15, 2023, to demonstrate outside of Vice President Kamala Harris's speech calling for the expansion of abortion access.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Pro-life students harassed by ‘mob’ after VP Kamala Harris talk in North Carolina

Harris’ speech at North Carolina A&T University on Sept. 15 was part of her “Fight for Our Freedoms College Tour.” Read more

U.S. Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Alabama, speaks during a hearing to examine the nomination of USAF General David Allvin for reappointment to the grade of general and to be Chief of Staff of the Air Force on Sept. 12, 2023 at Dirksen Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Senate confirms military appointments, bypassing pro-life blockade by Tuberville

Sen. Tommy Tuberville has blocked unanimous consent for seven months in protest of the Department of Defense’s pro-abortion policies.  Read more

A group of women and children guarded by security forces in Mucimboa da Praia of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province in early September 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Agnes Aineah

Catholic peace organization condemns sexual enslavement of Mozambican Christians

In an interview with ACI Africa, the director of the Denis Hurley Peace Institute confirmed reports of a leaked Islamic... Read more


By Diego López Colín

Mexican diocese denounces hacking of several of its social media accounts

Different social media accounts related to the Diocese of Irapuato in the Mexican state of Guanajuato were hacked and inappropriate... Read more


By Julieta Villar

Argentine bishops’ commission opposes government’s technical assistance to sex workers

The bishops warned that the agreement “fails to comply with the abolitionist legal framework of the Argentine state” that abolishes... Read more

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Armenia Ararat Mirzoyan speaks during a U.N. Security Council emergency meeting on Nagorno-Karabakh at the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 21, 2023, in New York City. The security council held an emergency meeting to discuss the situation between Armenia and Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

‘Destruction’ of ethnic Armenians is imminent, experts warn

On Wednesday, ethnic Armenians in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh agreed to lay down their arms and dissolve their military... Read more