Archive for January 11, 2024

The Dominican Church of Our Lady of the Hour, one of the most emblematic in Mosul, northern Iraq, has been completely restored after the destruction carried out by Islamic State terrorists 10 years ago.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

Church destroyed by ISIS in Iraq completely restored 10 years later

The Dominican Church of Our Lady of the Hour in Mosul, Iraq, has been completely restored after the destruction carried... Read more

CatholicVote president Brian Burch discusses the upcoming Iowa caucuses with “EWTN News Nightly” anchor Tracy Sabol on Jan. 9, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Iowa presents first test of 2024 Catholic vote in U.S.

The first contest in the Republican presidential nomination will take place in Iowa on Jan. 15, and CatholicVote is focused... Read more

Eight children received their first Communion at Holy Family Church on Jan. 7, 2024, in northern Gaza.?w=200&h=150

By Zoe Romanowsky

Walking in faith: Eight children receive first Communion in northern Gaza 

This past weekend, children at Holy Family Parish in northern Gaza received first holy Communion in the midst of war... Read more

The flag of Scotland. Credit: Lynx Aqua/Shutterstock.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Scottish government proposes ‘conversion practices’ ban

The Scottish government this week released a document proposing the criminalization of “conversion practices.” Read more

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By Daniel Payne

Irish Medical Council strips directive banning ‘deliberate killing’ of patients

The council changed its directive on end-of-life care to remove a line that said doctors should “not participate in the... Read more

Bishop Robert Barron.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Bishop Barron: Surrogacy results in ‘commercialization of women and children’

Bishop Robert Barron’s statement follows the pope’s speech to the ambassadors to the Vatican in which he called for a... Read more

Bernini's baldacchino at the papal Mass on Jan. 1, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican announces major restoration project in St. Peter’s Basilica

The Vatican announced on Thursday that the soaring baldacchino over the main altar of St. Peter’s Basilica will undergo a... Read more

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo, president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM).?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

African bishops: ‘No blessing for homosexual couples in the African Churches’

Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo, president of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar, wrote the bishops’ statement issued Jan.... Read more

Bishop Eric Moulins-Beaufort, president of the French Bishops’ Conference.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

French bishops delineate support for Fiducia Supplicans

The Permanent Council of the French Bishops’ Conference offered carefully delineated support for the Fiducia Supplicans declaration on pastoral blessings. Read more

Argentine President Javier Milei formally invited Pope Francis to visit his homeland of Argentina in a Jan. 8, 2024, letter.?w=200&h=150

By Julieta Villar

Argentine president formally invites Pope Francis to visit native land

The president of Argentina, Javier Milei, anticipated that the possible trip “will bring fruits of peace and brotherhood to all... Read more