Archive for January 24, 2024

Mosaic of Sales on the exterior of St. Francis de Sales Oratory in St. Louis.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

From struggles with temper to path of charity, St. Francis de Sales is a model for us all

On Jan. 24, the Church celebrates the patron saint of journalists, writers, and the Catholic press: St. Francis de Sales,... Read more

Leading pro-life diaper company EveryLife went big with a billboard campaign in Times Square to coincide with the Jan. 19, 2024, March for Life.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Pro-life diaper company makes big splash

America’s leading pro-life diaper company, EveryLife, just wrapped up its latest ad campaign in Times Square.  Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his general audience on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis: Avarice is a ‘sickness of the heart, not of the wallet’

In his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis said the preoccupation with the accumulation of material goods reflects a greater “pathological... Read more

Ukrainian Greek Catholic Archbishop Borys Gudziak addresses the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., on March 14, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Bishops praise bipartisan deal on enhanced child tax credit proposal

Archbishop Borys Gudziak said in a Wednesday statement that the recently proposed modification to the tax credit “makes meaningful progress.” Read more

Ryan Realbuto, who enjoyed his time with Capuchin Franciscan Volunteer Corps, is remembered for his good heart. ()?w=200&h=150

By Matt McDonald

Catholic volunteer killed on way home from adoration was ‘old soul’

Ryan Realbuto, 23, was shot and killed in an attempted robbery on Jan. 18 while walking home from a Holy... Read more

Father Rafiq Khoury at the beginning of the 2024 Week of Prayer for Christian Unity shows the first three volumes of the "ecumenical catechism" that was adopted in 2000 by public schools of the Palestinian Authority as a textbook for Christian education.?w=200&h=150

By Marinella Bandini

‘Ecumenical catechism’ for public schools in Holy Land a sign of Christian unity

As the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity began, Father Rafiq Khoury shared the story of the Christian textbook being... Read more

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley preaching during Mass in the cathedral in 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Oklahoma archbishop: Supreme Court review of execution could further cause of abolition

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it will review the case of an Oklahoma man on death row who... Read more

Archbishop of Port-au-Prince Max Leroy Mésidor.?w=200&h=150

By Andrés Henríquez

Catholic Church in Haiti holds day of prayer for release of 6 kidnapped nuns, others

A day of prayer, meditation, and Eucharistic adoration was held Jan. 24 to intercede for the release of the people... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Ohio bans sex changes for kids, overriding Gov. DeWine’s veto

The bill prohibits all “gender reassignment surgery” performed on minors and the prescription of puberty-blocking drugs and hormone treatments. Read more


By Joe Bukuras

Catholics in Massachusetts, New York urged to oppose assisted suicide bills

In both states efforts are underway to legalize assisted suicide. Read more

Sculpture of St. Peter outside of St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Vatican appeals court sentences priest to prison for sexual abuse of teen

Father Gabriele Martinelli was accused of forcing the former altar server, identified as L.G., to have sexual relations with him... Read more