Archive for September 25, 2023

The historic Shrine of Our Lady of Walsingham.?w=200&h=150

By Marcin Mliczko

England’s historic Shrine of Our Lady at Walsingham gets new rector

The ancient medieval shrine is one of the oldest religious sites in England and is considered “a significant place in... Read more

Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki faces mounting pressure from multiple fronts, including local media — and some clergy: In open defiance, several priests conducted an event blessing same-sex couples outside the iconic Cologne Cathedral Sept 21, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

German bishops in tug of war over blessing same-sex unions

Ahead of the bishops’ meeting several priests conducted an event blessing same-sex couples outside the iconic Cologne Cathedral. Read more

Bishop Felix Gmür of Basel told Swiss newspaper “NZZ am Sonntag” on Sept 24, “It’s time to abolish mandatory celibacy.”?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Swiss bishop calls for women’s ordination, end to celibacy ahead of synod

“It’s time to abolish mandatory celibacy,” Bishop Felix Gmür of Basel told the Swiss newspaper NZZ am Sonntag on Sept... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Diocese of Rome: Thousands expected at Vatican for ecumenical prayer vigil ahead of synod

The prayer service will take place just days before the launch of the 16th General Assembly of the Synod of... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Is the era of the traditional family over in America? Survey suggests yes

A new Pew survey found that Americans are more concerned about their careers and friends than in having children. Read more

Abortion Pill Reversal seeks to counter the effects of the first progesterone-blocking abortion pill, providing an opportunity to save the unborn child.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

State of California sues pro-life pregnancy centers over abortion pill reversal drug

The state’s lawsuit claims that there is no scientific evidence supporting the safety or efficacy of the abortion pill reversal... 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

Abducted priest in Nigeria released, diocese ‘grateful’

Father Marcellinus Obioma Okide, a parish priest at St. Mary Amofia-Agu Affa Parish in the Enugu Diocese, was set free... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matalgalpa, Nicaragua.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

Imprisoned Nicaraguan bishop nominated for European Parliament human rights award

The European Parliament announced the nominees for the 2023 Sakharov Prize, which honors persons and organizations who defend human rights... Read more

A low-income home in Buenaventura, Colombia.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

Pontifical foundation launches two projects for those in need in Colombia

The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need has been developing two vital projects for the most needy communities... Read more

California Gov. Gavin Newsom.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Newsom vetoes bill that would make acceptance of gender identity a factor in custody court

The California governor vetoed the legislation on Sept. 22 despite the bill receiving overwhelming support from Democratic lawmakers. Read more

A girl sleeps in a street in the town of Stepanakert on Sept. 25, 2023. Ethnic Armenian refugees began to leave Nagorno-Karabakh on Sept. 24, 2023, for the first time since Azerbaijan launched an offensive designed to seize control of the breakaway territory and perhaps end a three-decade-old conflict.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Thousands of Armenian Christians flee homes: ‘Mass exodus has begun,’ expert says

According to the government of Armenia, 6,650 “forcibly displaced persons” entered Armenia from Nagorno-Karabakh since last week, with more pouring... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

North Carolina passes universal school choice

Every North Carolina family will be able to apply for tuition assistance to attend a K-12 private school beginning in... Read more