Archive for September 6, 2023

Christian refugees living among the brush since they were not allowed to return to their native villages after refusing to participate in a "reconversion ritual" in February 2009.?w=200&h=150

By Zoe Romanowsky

Journalist documents power of forgiveness on anniversary of Christian persecution in India

Anto Akkara held a recent screening of his sixth film about the killings of Christians in Kandhamal, India, in 2008. Read more

Multiplatinum-selling music legend Jimmy Buffett performs with the Broadway cast of the new musical “Escape to Margaritaville” at the 2018 A Capitol Fourth at the U.S. Capitol, West Lawn, on July 4, 2018, in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Jimmy Buffett: more Catholic than you think?

The famous soft-rock musician who recently died of cancer was raised Catholic. One commentator believes his music contains Catholic themes. Read more

Pope Francis spoke about his recent trip to Mongolia during the general audience in St. Peter's Square on Sept. 6, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Don’t overlook goodness because of scandal

“People, we too like scandal... But you don’t see the forest that is growing every day,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Dozens of Religious Sisters of Mercy of Alma, Michigan, stop at Merrill Whippy Dip in rural Michigan to celebrate a postulant member’s profession of vows for religious life with Bishop Robert D. Gruss of Saginaw, near Lake Huron, on Aug. 16, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Martin Barillas

Why did dozens of religious sisters show up at this rural Michigan ice cream stand?

A group of Religious Sisters of Mercy recently enjoyed a “sweet celebration” at Merrill Whippy Dip in Michigan. Read more

Kolkata Archbishop Thomas D’Souza gives a message at the tomb of St. Teresa of Kolkata in the Missionaries of Charity motherhouse in Kolkata, India, after a Mass on her feast day, Sept. 5, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Anto Akkara

Mother Teresa is ‘teacher of love’ says Kolkata archbishop on anniversary of saint’s death

The feast of St. Teresa of Kolkata was celebrated by Catholics and non-Catholics alike with Mass, prayers, tributes, and visits... Read more

Pope Francis meets with bishops of the Synod of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church at the Vatican on Sept. 6, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Ukrainian Greek Catholic synod tells Pope Francis he has made ‘painful’ statements

“We expressed to the pope everything that our faithful in Ukraine and throughout the world entrusted us to convey to... Read more

Bishop Joseph Strickland of Tyler, Texas.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Bishop Strickland: Church has ‘no authority whatsoever’ to ordain women to priesthood

The bishop issued the letter as a follow-up to an August document in which he warned of attempts to “present... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Catholic bishops take issue with Biden administration’s proposed LGBT discrimination rules

The bishops warned that within the operation of Catholic charities, an HHS rule would “create conflicts between the [rule’s] requirements... Read more

Washington Surgi-Clinic on F St. NW in Washington, D.C. on April 7, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Second trial of DC pro-life activists who staged protest begins

The trial follows the conviction of five of the defendants’ peers, who were convicted of conspiracy against rights and a... Read more

A view of Baltimore's Basilica nestled amid the city's famed row houses.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Baltimore Archdiocese considers bankruptcy amid possible sex abuse lawsuits 

On Oct. 1, a new law will go into effect that ends the statute of limitations for civil lawsuits related... Read more

Father Michael Niemczak.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Priest heads to Ulma family beatification: ‘Saintly figures so close to my family tree’

Father Michael Niemczak, a priest from New Mexico and a relative of the Ulma family, plans to visit holy sites... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

Pro-life doctors respond to OB-GYN group’s call for abortion ‘without restrictions’

Dr. Christopher Zahn of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists argued that abortion “improves and saves lives.” Read more

NHS National Health Service sign UK.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

UK judge rules seriously ill teen lacks mental competence to seek experimental treatment

The National Health Service trust’s doctors ruled that she is unable to make decisions for herself and asked the court... Read more


By Diego López Colín,David Ramos

Mexican Supreme Court rules criminalization of abortion in Federal Penal Code unconstitutional

The court’s First Chamber ruled the criminalization unconstitutional “since it violates the human rights of women and persons with the... Read more