Archive for September 8, 2023

Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador.?w=200&h=150

By Martin Barillas

Catholic newspaper takes Mexican president to task for joking about murders

“He not only shows a lack of sensitivity but also perversion,” read an editorial in the newspaper of the Archdiocese... Read more

Georgetown University.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Two Catholic universities among the worst for free speech in America, watchdog says

The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression listed both Georgetown University and Fordham University near the bottom. Read more

Bishop Ignatius Kung Pin-Mei in 1949.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

A profile in courage: Cardinal Kung and Catholic resistance in Shanghai  

Nearly 70 years after his arrest, Cardinal Ignatius Kung is remembered as he preached fidelity to the successor of Peter... Read more

The world’s fourth shrine of Mary, Mother of Persecuted Christians, was dedicated at the Holy Martyrs Syriac Catholic Church in Kista, Northern Stockholm, in Sweden on July 22, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Madeleine Teahan

There are now 4 shrines dedicated to Mary, Mother of Persecuted Christians

On the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we highlight shrines in the United States, England, and Sweden dedicated to... Read more

The American actor and director Sylvester Stallone met with Pope Francis at the Vatican on Sept. 8, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis meets ‘Rocky’ actor Sylvester Stallone at Vatican

The “Rocky” actor met the pope in the Apostolic Palace together with his brother, his wife, and their three daughters. Read more

A pro-life woman is arrested for praying silently in alleged violation of a local buffer zone law.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

UK home secretary tells police that ‘silent prayer’ is not a crime

Home Secretary Suella Braverman’s comments follow several arrests of pro-life activists for praying outside of abortion clinics. Read more

Fathers Flaviano “Flavie” Villanueva (left) and Albert Alejo speak to the media before appearing for court on Feb. 11, 2021, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Filipino priests acquitted of sedition charges

Father Albert Alejo, SJ, and Father Flaviano “Flavie” Villanueva, a priest of the Society of the Divine Word, were acquitted... Read more

Armenian Caritas, with the support of Catholic Relief Services and USAID (United States Agency for International Development), launched the Immediate Assistance to Displaced Families of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict program in the Ararat region. Food and non-food assistance is provided to help vulnerable households displaced from Nagorno-Krabakh to meet their needs while they figure out what next steps to take amid the uncertain situation.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

U.S. bishops call for opening of corridor to allow aid to Armenian Christians 

The USCCB said in a press release Thursday that recent reports have indicated a “devastating impact” of the blockade of... Read more

Queen of Angels bookstore in Jacksonville, Florida, will not be forced to use a transgender person’s preferred pronouns when they are different from his or her biological sex, according to a settlement agreement reached with the city Sept. 7, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Settlement: Catholic bookstore exempt from Jacksonville trans pronoun mandate in Florida

“Free speech is for everyone,” said Hal Frampton, senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom, which represented the bookstore in the... Read more

The March for Life in Washington, D.C., Jan. 22, 2015.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Republicans attempting to move away from ‘pro-life’ terminology: ‘Need to be specific’

In a recent closed-door session, Senate Republicans discussed polling numbers showing voters “reacting differently” to terms like “pro-life” and “pro-choice.” Read more

Seminarian Na’aman Danlami died when Fulanis attacked St. Raphael Fadan Kamantan Parish on the night of Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Agnes Aineah

Seminarian in Nigeria burned alive in botched kidnapping 

Seminarian Na’aman Danlami died when Fulanis attacked St. Raphael Fadan Kamantan Parish on Thursday, Sept. 7, and set the rectory... Read more

Trevor Williams, 31, pitcher for the Washington Nationals, in an interview with Colm Flynn for "EWTN News In Depth," June 5, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Washington Nationals pitcher Trevor Williams invites religious sisters for ‘Ladies Night’ 

Trevor Williams invited women from various religious orders to the event, which included free tickets to the game and refreshments. Read more

A school bus with rainbow-colored balloons, a Pride flag, and “love its love” signs drives in the Los Angeles Pride parade in Hollywood on June 11, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

California becomes first state to declare ‘Transgender History Month’ 

The recognition of the month is meant to “create a culture led by research, education, and scholarly recognition of the... Read more

The California capitol.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

‘Gender affirmation’ must be a factor in child custody fights, California Legislature says

The bill says California courts’ child custody decisions must consider whether a parent affirms a child’s “gender identity or gender... Read more