Archive for January 9, 2024

Father Deacon Andrew Bennett addresses a fundraising breakfast for Catholic Pacific College in Langley Township, British Columbia, in December 2023. “Increasingly young adults see what the world is offering them, and they realize it’s not what they want,” he said.?w=200&h=150

By Paul Schratz / The B.C. Catholic

‘Search for beauty and truth’ leads young adults to church, Ukrainian Catholic deacon says

It all comes down to giving young people “a sense of life in beauty, truth, and goodness — those great... Read more

Cardinal Ángel Fernández, 10th successor of St. Don Bosco.?w=200&h=150

By Abel Camasca

Don Bosco’s successor: Young people need gentleness and love to fulfill their dreams

Cardinal Ángel Fernández Artime encouraged fostering young people’s dreams but “not with blows,” just as Christ himself asked the Salesians’... Read more


By Walter Sanchez Silva

Priests, prelate respond to ‘visionary’ who encouraged using Eucharist in rituals

“This is a grave mortal sin: using holy Communion to use it in witchcraft is a sacrilege,” one priest said. Read more

A view from in St. Michael's Abbey in Orange County, California.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

California abbey’s consulting firm takes ‘desperately needed’ approach to fundraising

The Abbey Group, launched at St. Michael’s Abbey in Orange County, California, takes a uniquely Catholic approach to raising funds... Read more

St. Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel Cathedral in Gaylord, Michigan.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Michigan attorney general releases second report of clergy abuse in state

The Michigan attorney general is conducting investigations of abuse allegations in each of the seven Catholic dioceses in the state. Read more

A Catholic devotee kisses the glass cover of the Black Nazarene statue during the annual procession for the feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila, Philippines, on Jan. 9, 2024. Hundreds of thousands of Catholic faithful swarmed a historic statue of Jesus Christ as it was pulled through the streets of the Philippine capital in one of the world’s biggest displays of religious devotion.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Black Nazarene procession in the Philippines draws millions after returning from COVID

The Black Nazarene procession in the Philippines, one of the largest religious devotions in the world, returned this year to... Read more

The Church of St. Julian and St. Basilisa in Horcajo de las Torres, Ávila.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

Today is the feast of Sts. Julian and Basilissa, spouses blessed with love and purity

Every Jan. 9 the Catholic Church commemorates St. Julian and his wife, St. Basilissa, who died around the year 304. Read more

Catholic Archbishop Matthew Ishaya Audu of Jos marches alongside evangelical leader Rev. Dr. Gideon Para-Mallam in front of the Plateau state governor's office building in Jos, Nigeria, Jan. 8, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Thousands of Christians in Nigeria rally to demand action after Christmas massacres

The protesters called for “urgent humanitarian relief material response by the state and federal government.” Read more

Peter Sonski and Lauren Onak, the presidential and vice presidential nominees for the American Solidarity Party for 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Meet Peter Sonski, the Catholic you’ve never heard of who’s running for president

Peter Sonski is the 2024 presidential nominee for the American Solidarity Party (ASP), a young, small, but growing pro-life political... Read more

Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes, the archbishop of Managua, Nicaragua, on Jan. 6, 2024, ordained nine new priests in the midst of one of the worst waves of persecution against the Catholic Church in the country.?w=200&h=150

By Andrés Henríquez

Ordination of 9 new priests represents hope for Church in Nicaragua

Cardinal Leopoldo Brenes of Managua, Nicaragua, on Saturday ordained nine new priests in the midst of one of the worst... Read more

Janada Marcus, 22, was forced to flee Boko Haram with her family twice before the terrorists attacked them again, killing her father and kidnapping her.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

New online database tracks attacks against Christians in real time

The “Violent Incidents Database,” launched by Global Christian Relief on Jan. 5, tracks attacks on Christians and people of faith... Read more

Mater Ecclesiae Monastery in the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Argentine nuns now living in Vatican monastery that was Pope Benedict’s last residence

Vatican City has new tenants: seven nuns from Argentina who, at the request of Pope Francis, will live in Mater... Read more

Following his release, Bishop David O'Connell (third from left) joined Father Jean Felicien, Monsignor Thomas N. Gervasio, and Monsignor Sam Sirianni at their hotel in Rome.?w=200&h=150

By Matt McDonald

Trenton Bishop released from Rome hospital after heart attack 

Bishop David O’Connell suffered a heart attack while in Rome where he was preparing to lead a pilgrimage of 20... Read more

Presidential hopeful Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Florida, speaks with EWTN News President and COO Montse Alvarado on Jan. 8, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

DeSantis speaks with EWTN about power of prayer, family as ‘centerpiece’ of American life

In the first installment of the interview that aired Tuesday on “EWTN News Nightly,” Gov. Ron DeSantis said his faith... Read more