Archive for February 1, 2024

A priest administers anointing of the sick.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of February

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of February is for the terminally ill.  Read more

Father Patrick Hughes shows how to make a traditional St. Brigid's Cross in County Cavan, Ireland.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Ireland celebrates 1,500th anniversary of St. Brigid’s death

On Thursday, Ireland celebrates the 1,500th anniversary of the death of St. Brigid of Kildare, the Emerald Isle’s female patron... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Missouri, Mississippi lawmakers attempting to block pro-abortion initiatives

Republican lawmakers in Mississippi and Missouri are attempting to mitigate proposed pro-abortion initiatives in favor of the strong pro-life laws... Read more

The 36th biennial assembly of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI), with over 180 bishops in attendance, got underway in Bangalore on Jan. 31, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Anto Akkara

Violence against Christians in India addressed at Catholic bishops’ conference

“The Church can play a crucial role in shaping the moral character of the society,” said Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, the... Read more

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

By Daniel Payne

Michigan bishop bars two priests named in abuse report from celebrating Mass

In a statement this week, Gaylord Bishop Jeffrey Walsh said he had discussed the Michigan attorney general's report with the... Read more


By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis’ 2024 Lenten message: ‘Lent is a season of conversion, a time of freedom’ 

Pope Francis has centered his Lenten message for 2024 on the Book of Exodus, choosing “Through the Desert God Leads... Read more

French farmers stand next to their tractors as they block the road during a demonstration at the French-German border in Ottmarsheim, eastern France, on Feb. 1, 2024, as part of nationwide protests called by several farmers’ unions over pay, tax, and regulations.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

French bishops express solidarity with striking farmers

French Catholic bishops have expressed solidarity with the country’s agricultural workers amid protests that have seen farmers block major roadways... Read more

Cardinal José Luis Lacunza Maestrojuán.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Colín

Panama Cardinal José Luis Lacunza missing since Tuesday

In a Feb. 1 statement, the diocese said that a report has been “filed with the authorities of the public... Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden, Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, and House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries bow their heads during the National Prayer Breakfast held in the U.S. Capitol’s Statuary Hall on Feb. 1, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

National Prayer Breakfast brings politicians together ‘in the spirit of Jesus’

At the 2024 National Prayer Breakfast, the nation’s top political leaders prayed for guidance, safety, reconciliation, and unity. Read more

Cardinal José Luis Lacunza.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Marina

Cardinal Lacunza found alive in Panama

Cardinal José Luis Lacunza was found “safe and sound” today after being missing since Tuesday, Jan. 30. Read more