Archive for January 4, 2024

Students from hundreds of universities from around the world are attending this year's SEEK24 conference in St. Louis.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

SEEK24 continues in St. Louis with an eye to Salt Lake City in 2025

A record number of college-age students, priests, bishops, religious brothers, sisters, and more are attending SEEK24. Read more

St. Peter's Dome.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican responds to widespread backlash on same-sex blessing directive

Cardinal Victor Manuel Fernández maintained that the Vatican’s recent declaration on same-sex blessings was “clear and definitive about marriage and... Read more

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By Peter Pinedo

Colorado Catholic preschools argue in federal court that state discriminates against them

The Archdiocese of Denver and two Catholic preschools contend that the state’s universal preschool program is unconstitutional. Read more

Gaza-based journalist Akram Al Satarri spoke with “EWTN News Nightly” anchor Tracy Sabol from Khan Yunis about the state of the southern area of the Gaza Strip, Jan. 3, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Gaza journalist says escalation of war is ‘inevitable’ 

Gaza-based journalist Akram Al Satarri spoke with “EWTN News Nightly” about the state of the southern area of the Gaza... Read more

A man walks through the rubble of destroyed buildings following strikes on the the town of Naqura in southern Lebanon close to the border with northern Israel on Jan. 4, 2024. Four Hezbollah fighters were killed overnight in southern Lebanon, the Iran-backed movement announced on Jan. 4, in what Lebanese state media said were Israeli strikes on the border town of Naqura.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Hezbollah-aligned group accuses Lebanese Catholic bishops of treason

The two bishops were said to have attended a meeting with Israeli President Isaac Herzog that is held annually by... Read more

Monsignor Rafael Escudero is bishop of the Territorial Prelature of Moyobamba in Peru.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

Peruvian Bishop Escudero delivers comprehensive critique of blessing irregular couples

Bishop Rafael Escudero considers the blessing of such couples “a grave abuse of the Most Holy Name of God.” Read more

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine visits Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center in Chillicothe, Ohio, Sept. 16, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Ohio Republicans plan to override DeWine veto of bill banning sex changes for kids

The legislation would prohibit all “gender reassignment surgery” performed on minors and prohibit puberty-blocking drugs for children. Read more

Approximately 24,000 people participate in Eucharistic adoration at the SEEK24 conference Jan. 3, 2024, in St. Louis.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

SEEK24 speakers see ‘radical openness’ to Jesus among young conference attendees

Young Catholics attending the SEEK24 conference are expressing an openness to letting Jesus deeper into their lives, several speakers told... Read more