Archive for January 5, 2024

Cardinal Angelo Becciu.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Becciu speaks of ‘drawing up a balance sheet’ of one’s life before God in homily

Cardinal Angelo Becciu, who was convicted on several counts of embezzlement of Vatican funds on Dec. 16, presided over a... Read more

Susan Lutzke, an alumna of St. Bede School in Ingleside, Illinois, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in less than one month for her former Catholic institution.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Teen nears goal of raising $400,000 to save Catholic school she attended as a child

St. Bede School in Ingleside, Illinois, sent out an email in December saying the school would have to close if... Read more

Bishop David O'Connell of the Diocese of Trenton, New Jersey.?w=200&h=150

By Matt McDonald

Trenton bishop suffers heart attack in Rome 

Bishop David O’Connell, 68, was in Italy to lead a pilgrimage of 20 priests and two members of the diocese’s... Read more

Chinese flags on barbed wired wall in Kashgar (Kashi), Xinjiang, China.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Chinese bishop who was removed from diocese by Communist regime is arrested

Bishop Peter Shao Zhumin was arrested on Jan. 2 and reportedly instructed to “take clothes for spring, summer, autumn, and... Read more

The Saint Peter Cathedral in Rennes, France.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

French bishops instruct priests to refrain from blessing homosexual couples

Nine bishops from France have instructed priests in their dioceses that they may bless homosexual individuals but should refrain from... Read more


By Diego López Colín

Priest says migrants in northern Mexico are being kidnapped on a constant basis

Mexican authorities reported Jan. 3 the rescue of 31 migrants who had been kidnapped the night of Dec. 30 on... Read more

The National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland, began two years of celebration on the saint’s feast day Jan. 4, 2024. ?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Shrine begins two years of celebration, marking two anniversaries

The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland, marked the beginning of two years of celebration on... Read more

The National Shrine of St. John Neumann at St. Peter the Apostle Church in Philadelphia.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

St. John Neumann, promoter of Catholic education in the U.S., is celebrated today

Every Jan. 5 the Church celebrates the feast of St. John Neumann, Redemptorist missionary and fourth bishop of the city... Read more

Procession for the final Mass at the SEEK conference Jan. 5, 2024, in St. Louis.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

‘The world needs you’: Students encouraged to continue sharing faith as SEEK24 ends

The conference attracted young people, clergy, religious sisters, and more from around the world this week for talks, workshops, entertainment,... Read more

Pope Francis meets with a delegation from the Society of Catholic Publicists of Germany on the 75th anniversary of its foundation Jan. 4, 2024, at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Andrés Henríquez

Pope Francis: Catholic news media can’t be ‘neutral’ in the message they convey

The pontiff made his remarks at a Jan. 4 audience with a delegation from the Society of Catholic Publicists of... Read more

Photo of Bishop Gerald Vincke, bishop of the Diocese of Salina (Kansas).?w=200&h=150

By Matt McDonald

Kansas bishop to walk 19 miles in pilgrimage for peace 

Bishop Gerald Vincke, 59, who leads the Diocese of Salina, is planning to walk from St. Mary’s Church in Glasco ... Read more

The exterior of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Supreme Court allows Idaho to reinstate pro-life law

Idaho law prohibits all abortions from the moment of conception, except when necessary to prevent the death of a pregnant... Read more