Archive for September 29, 2023

Coach Joe Enabnit (far left) with members from the St. Michael Barbell Club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Catholic gym trains members to become ‘warriors against the evil one’

St. Michael Barbell Club in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, strives to equip its members with not only physical strength but spiritual... Read more


By Daniel Payne

The three great archangels of the Bible: Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael

Today, on the feast of the archangels, we celebrate the powerful helpers sent by God throughout salvation history. Read more

The Vatican Advanced Technology Telescope (VATT) on Mount Graham in southern Arizona.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Celebrations planned for 30th anniversary of Vatican Observatory’s Arizona telescope

In 1981, the Vatican Observatory launched a research center under the famously dark Arizona skies, where it inaugurated its telescope... Read more

Father Hans Zollner.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Celibacy is not a direct cause of sexual abuse, Jesuit expert says

The psychologist said that “celibacy is not a direct cause of abuse; what can become a risk factor is a... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing addresses journalists on Sept 28, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

German bishops conclude tense gathering with all eyes on Synod on Synodality in Rome

Conscious of mounting tensions and open defiance around certain issues, the assembly in Wiesbaden served as a charged prelude to... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Pope calls for an end to global food waste

Food waste, the pope said, “shows an arrogant disregard for everything that, in social and human terms, lies behind food... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Archdiocese of Baltimore files for bankruptcy amid clergy sex abuse claims

Archbishop William Lori said in a statement on Friday that after consulting with lay leaders and clergy, he had made... Read more

The 2023 Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB) being held Sept. 25-28, 2023, outside of Toronto, Ontario.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Canadian bishops reject euthanasia, discuss Indigenous fund, synod at end of meeting

The 2023 Plenary Assembly of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops wrapped up on Thursday. Read more

Pope Francis speaks during a press conference aboard the papal plane from Marseille, France, to Rome on Sept. 23, 2023, at the conclusion of a two-day visit to the southern French port city to take part in the Mediterranean Encounter, a meeting of young people and bishops.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Pope Francis denounces ‘body-shaming,’ admits to bullying overweight friend as a child

Pope Francis said his father made him go to the bullied child’s home to apologize. Read more

The extraordinary consistory of cardinals meets at the Vatican's Synod Hall, Aug. 29, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

What is a consistory? Your questions answered

Here’s everything you need to know about Saturday’s consistory. Read more

Bishop-elect Raimo Ramón Goyarrola Belda of Helsinki, left, and Archbishop Julio Murat, apostolic nuncio to the Nordic countries.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Spanish Opus Dei priest announced as new Helsinki bishop

Father Raimo Ramón Goyarrola Belda, a priest of the Personal Prelature of Opus Dei, was appointed by Pope Francis to... Read more

The Eucharistic procession ended in the Vatican’s Lourdes Grotto.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

New study shows that now almost two-thirds of US Catholics believe in Real Presence 

As the U.S. Church continues its Eucharistic revival, a CARA study suggests there is positive movement when it comes to... Read more

Theodore McCarrick arrives at Dedham District Court in Massachusetts on Sept. 3, 2021, for his 9 a.m. arraignment.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Theodore McCarrick to undergo competency exam for Wisconsin criminal case

The alleged victim in the Wisconsin case was also the one in a recently dropped Massachusetts criminal case. Read more