Archive for February 14, 2024

Mother Teresa and John Paul II, May 25, 1983.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

11 quotes from the saints on love and relationships

In a culture where the family is attacked and love is often confused with lust, it can be hard to... Read more

Ash Wednesday Mass at Westminster Cathedral in London, England, on March 1, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Ash Wednesday: Leave the ashes on or wash them off?

“There is no minimum time” established to wear the ashes on the forehead or head, and they can serve as... Read more

The celebration of the quarantore at Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Ancient 40-hour ‘Quarantore’ devotion continues to bless Rome

The Quarant’Ore or Quarantore (“40 hours”) is an exposition and continuous devotion in front of the Blessed Sacrament. Read more

The facade of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice, Italy.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to visit prestigious Venice Biennale art exhibition

The Holy Father will be the first pope to visit the major art event when he travels to the “city... Read more

Pope Francis delivers an address during his Wednesday general audience on Feb. 14, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis: Sloth is a ‘very dangerous temptation’ akin to apathy

During his Feb. 14 Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis reflected on the human dimension of the vice of acedia, more... Read more

Smoke billows over the northern Gaza Strip during Israeli bombardment from southern Israel on Dec.14, 2023, amid continuing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Nearly 3 dozen Christians have died in Gaza Strip amid Israel-Hamas war, aid group says

Nearly three dozen Christians have lost their lives in the Gaza Strip since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war last... Read more

Ashes at Sant'Anselmo all'Aventino in Rome.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Marina

10 important things to know about Ash Wednesday

Ash Wednesday begins the season of Lent, which is structured to spiritually prepare to walk with the Lord through his... Read more

Pope Francis presides over Ash Wednesday Mass at the Basilica of Santa Sabina in Rome on Feb. 14, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis on Ash Wednesday: ‘Let us return to God with all our heart’

The Lord is inviting us to “remove the masks we so often wear” and to see ourselves as we truly... Read more

The New York Encounter, a three-day cultural festival taking place Feb. 16-18, 2024, will examine the theme “Tearing Open the Sleeping Soul” with panels, exhibitions, and artistic performances.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell

This weekend’s New York Encounter: Come ‘verify that our soul is still there’ 

This year’s New York Encounter will take place Feb. 16–18 in Manhattan with the theme “Tearing Open the Sleeping Soul.” 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

Analysis: Milei, Pope Francis embody contrasting economic viewpoints

While both Javier Milei and Pope Francis hail from Argentina — both were born in Buenos Aires — they hold ... Read more

Executive Director of the Euthanasia Prevention Coalition Alex Schadenberg speaks with “EWTN News Nightly” Host Tracy Sabol on Feb. 13, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

‘This is about killing people’: Leading voice against euthanasia warns of pro-euthanasia efforts

“This is their most active year ever ... they’re pushing very hard in the states they hope to win in,”... Read more

The statue of the Blessed Mother pictured before the incident on its pedestal in front of the headquarters of Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Police drop investigation into vandalization of Nebraska Blessed Mother statue

A police report obtained by CNA lists the incident as a “larceny,” not as vandalism nor a possible hate crime. Read more

A monastic community prays the Lord’s Prayer.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

100 cloistered convents in Spain to open their doors to promote prayer during Lent

The DeClausura Foundation in Spain has launched a campaign to promote prayer during the liturgical season of Lent with the... Read more

The new golden rooster is seen atop of Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral on Feb. 13, 2024, in Paris.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Notre Dame cathedral spire to be unveiled nearly 5 years after devastating fire

Deconstruction of the scaffolding surrounding the spire — which reaches 330 feet in height — will take several months, the... Read more

A 40 Days for Life prayer vigil.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

40 Days for Life campaign begins call for prayer and fasting for end to abortion

The international 40-day campaign seeks to end abortion locally through prayer and fasting, community outreach, and peaceful vigils during the... Read more

Diocese of Brooklyn priest Monsignor Kieran Harrington  resigned from his position as the national director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in the United States after an allegation against him of “inappropriate conduct with an adult” was substantiated, the Diocese of Brooklyn announced.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Priest resigns as head of Pontifical Missions USA, admits he broke vow of celibacy

The Diocese of Brooklyn’s Adult Allegation Committee investigated Monsignor Kieran Harrington after it received an allegation of “inappropriate conduct” last... Read more

Rep. Chris Roy, R-Texas, and several House members and pro-life leaders hold a press conference in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 14, 2024, in which they demand a federal investigation into the possible illegal killing of five unborn babies.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

House members call for investigation into DC’s five late-term aborted babies

Several members of Congress and pro-life leaders held a press conference in front of the Capitol on Wednesday. Read more