Archive for February 12, 2024

Catholic Bishops of Ibadan Ecclesiastical Province in Nigeria.?w=200&h=150

By Jude Atemanke

Nigeria fast becoming a hostile killing field, Catholic bishops in Ibadan province say

Following a recent two-day meeting, Catholic Church leaders said in a statement that “all is not well and positive change... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Chemical abortion pill: U.S. bishops issue guide laying out dangers and concerns  

The bishops’ document cited a number of safety concerns with the abortion pill, which included blood loss, infections, and even... Read more

Father Augustus Tolton.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Black Catholic history is for everyone, Catholic educator says

“Being Catholic is an overarching, cross-racial identity. There is no outgroup in the Catholic Church,” said Kaye Crawford, who founded... Read more

Father Jude Nwachukwu (left) and Father Kenneth Kanwa were kidnapped from their parish rectory in the Diocese of Pankshin in Nigeria on Feb. 1, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Jude Atemanke

Two missionary priests who were kidnapped in Nigeria released

Father Kenneth Kanwa and Father Jude Nwachukwu were taken from the rectory at St. Vincent de Paul Fier Parish in... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Argentina President Javier Milei in a private audience on Feb. 12, 2024, at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Meeting between Pope Francis and Argentine president signals possible turn in relationship

Pope Francis met with Argentine President Javier Milei in a highly anticipated private audience on Monday morning. Read more


By Daniel Payne

Former South Carolina priest sentenced to 21 years in prison over child sex abuse

Jamie Adolfo Gonzalez-Farias “was sentenced to more than 21 years in federal prison” following his conviction. Read more

University of Dallas President Dr. Jonathan Sanford speaks at the Heritage Foundation on Feb. 8, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

University of Dallas president: Mission of higher ed is open debate in pursuit of truth

University of Dallas President Jonathan J. Sanford expressed concerns about the level of politicization that reigns in American universities. Read more

Indian Catholics bishops pray at the closing of the their Feb. 7, 2024, conference.?w=200&h=150

By Anto Akkara

Indian Church to observe ‘day of prayer and fasting’ amid growing religious polarization

The Catholic Church in India has called for observing March 22 as a “day of prayer and fasting for peace... Read more

The associated pastor of St. Philip Catholic Church in Franklin, Tennessee, has been removed from his duties after being indicted on charges of sexual abuse.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Tennessee priest indicted on multiple sexual abuse charges

Father Juan Carlos Garcia was associate pastor at St. Philip Catholic Church in Franklin at the time the allegations were... Read more

Pope Francis greets Argentina President Javier Milei in St. Peter’s Basilica on Feb. 11, 2024, at the canonization of Mama Antula, the first female saint from Argentina.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

What did Milei and Pope Francis say to each other at the canonization of Mama Antula?

Pope Francis and the president of Argentina, Javier Milei, spoke briefly at the Vatican on Sunday, Feb. 11, ahead of... Read more

Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in the city of Alta Gracia in Córdoba province, Argentina, displays an image of Our Lady of Lourdes of Altagracia that is not there — but everyone sees it.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

The image of Our Lady of Lourdes that’s not there but everyone sees it

Those who visit the chapel of the Our Lady of Lourdes shrine in the city of Alta Gracia, Argentina, witness... Read more

PAAU activists hold a rally outside Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Cremation of DC’s five late-term aborted babies halted, law firm says

The secular pro-life group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) originally obtained the remains of the aborted babies in March 2022. Read more

Nobel prize for medicine laureate Katalin Kariko speaks during the annual Nobel Symposium hosted by the Swedish Embassy at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 14, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Pope names biochemist who contributed to COVID vaccine to Pontifical Academy for Life

Katalin Karikó helped develop the mRNA technology used to create the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines. Read more

A still from Hallow's Super Bowl commercial that aired Feb. 11, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

After Super Bowl ad, Catholic prayer app Hallow sees biggest spike in its history

The 30-second ad was aired in 15 markets across the country and focused on “spending time in prayer with God.” Read more