Archive for January 3, 2024

Pro-life marchers carry a banner reading “Every baby is somebody’s grandchild” at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

March for Life marks 51st anniversary in January: Here’s what to expect this year

The 51st annual March for Life will kick off in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 19 under the theme “With Every... Read more

A man adorned in the flag of Spain prays the rosary for Spain on Dec. 8, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Rosary for Spain to join worldwide Confraternity of Our Lady of Fatima prayer crusade

The objective of the initiative is to implore, through the Immaculate Heart of Mary, God’s help and intervention, particularly for... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a message on the topic of “vices and virtuesc” at his Wednesday general audience on Jan. 3, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Never forget that Jesus is beside you in your worst moments

In life’s worst moments, never forget that Jesus is beside you, Pope Francis said Wednesday. Read more

Emergency room intensive care unit.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Appeals court says ER doctors do not have to perform abortions

The 5th U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that “the Biden administration cannot illegally use federal law to force emergency room... Read more

Father Ramon Guidetti has been excommunicated by his local bishop for saying in a homily that Pope Francis “is not the pope” and calling him “a usurper.”?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Italian priest excommunicated for calling Pope Francis a ‘usurper’

The Diocese of Livorno in Tuscany issued a decree on Jan. 1 notifying Catholics that Father Ramon Guidetti “publicly committed... Read more

Actor Shia LaBeouf was confirmed on Dec. 31, 2023, by Winona-Rochester, Minnesota, Bishop Robert Barron.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Shia LaBeouf enters Catholic Church, considers vocation to the diaconate

Hollywood star Shia LaBeouf was received into the Catholic Church with the sacrament of confirmation by Winona-Rochester Bishop Robert Barron... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Franciscan Friars of California announce bankruptcy filing over dozens of sex abuse claims

The Franciscans of the Province of St. Barbara said on its website on Tuesday that it had filed a Chapter... Read more

A man walks the Camino de Santiago in Spain.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Pilgrims walking Camino de Santiago broke record in 2023

One of the most famous pilgrimage routes in the world reached record numbers of people in 2023. Read more

A doctor carries out a medical examination of Bishop Rolando Álvarez  on Jan. 2, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

Dictatorship in Nicaragua posts photos of Bishop Álvarez after U.S. calls for his release

The dictatorship on Jan. 2 released recent images of the Bishop Rolando Álvarez shortly after the United States government demanded... Read more

Members of the Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI).?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Resistance to same-sex blessings grows in Africa, but bishops are divided globally

More than two weeks after the Vatican issued a declaration on blessings of same-sex couples, bishops remain divided over the... Read more

Participants in the 2023 National Youth Pilgrimage to the Christ the King statue high atop Cubilete in the Mexican state of Guanajuato.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Colín

Young people to make pilgrimage to Christ the King shrine for religious freedom in Mexico

With the theme “We ask for citizen participation, we demand religious freedom,” thousands of young Catholics are preparing to make... Read more

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández.?w=200&h=150

By Jonathan Liedl

Cardinal Fernández: Vatican’s same-sex blessings guidance is ‘clear answer’ to German bishops

Members of the controversial German Synodal Way overwhelmingly approved developing formalized ritual texts for same-sex blessings in March 2023.   Read more