Archive for February 16, 2024


By Matt Hadro

What’s the point of fasting, anyway?

God commanded it, Jesus practiced it, and the Church Fathers have preached the importance of it. Fasting is a powerful... Read more

Father Patrick Pullicino, an English Catholic priest and neurologist, has been vindicated after being investigated by a UK medical regulation agency for giving his expert opinion in an emergency end-of-life case.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

UPDATE: English Catholic priest vindicated for ‘pro-life’ opinion in end-of-life case

Father Patrick Pullicino, an English Catholic priest and neurologist, has been vindicated after being investigated by a U.K. medical regulation... Read more

St. Peter Catholic, a career and technical high school in Houston.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

First of its kind Catholic trade high school debuts in Houston

The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has opened a first of its kind Catholic trade school for high schoolers in Texas’ largest... Read more

Pan Ngath Orphanage (run by the Missionary Sisters of Charity) in Rumbek, South Sudan.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

One year after papal visit, South Sudan still plagued by violence

More than a year after Pope Francis visited South Sudan, the country is still plagued with high levels of violent... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Indiana Catholic couple asks Supreme Court to hear transgender child custody case 

The state of Indiana removed Mary and Jeremy Cox’s son from their home, placing him in another home that “affirmed”... Read more

"He Leadeth Me" Hallow Pray40 Challenge.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Catholic prayer app Hallow makes history in app store 

Hallow reached the top spot on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 14, which was the same day its Lent Pray40 prayer challenge... Read more

The United States 10th National Eucharistic Congress will be held July 17–21, 2024, in Indianapolis and is expected to draw 80,000 Catholics to Lucas Oil Stadium, home to the Indianapolis Colts. This is the first National Eucharistic Congress in 83 years.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Registration opens for ‘milestone’ 2024 National Eucharistic Congress

Registration opened on Thursday for the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress, a “milestone” in the third year of the U.S. bishops’... Read more

Greek Parliament Building in Athens, Greece.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Greece becomes first Orthodox Christian country to legalize same-sex marriage

Greece this week legalized same-sex marriage at the national level, becoming the first officially Orthodox Christian country to do so. Read more

Photographs and flowers are left outside the Russian Embassy in London on Feb. 16, 2024, following the news of the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Russian opposition leader, outspoken Christian Alexei Navalny reportedly dead in prison

Navalny, 47, had been serving a 19-year sentence for alleged extremism and years of criticism of the authoritarian President Vladimir... Read more

Mexican presidential candidates Xóchitl Gálvez and Claudia Sheinbaum met separately with Pope Francis.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Colín

Mexican presidential candidates meet with Pope Francis

2024 Mexican presidential candidates Xóchitl Gálvez Ruiz and Claudia Sheinbaum Pardo met separately with Pope Francis this week. Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen is bishop emeritus of Hong Kong.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Cardinal Zen publishes new critique of Synod on Synodality

The bishop emeritus of Hong Kong warns that the synod’s vision of the Church “can change everything, the doctrine of... Read more

The vandalized statue of “Mary, Protector of the Faith” on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. The vandalism was discovered around 2:30 p.m. Feb. 15, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Blessed Mother statue at D.C.’s National Shrine vandalized

The statue, located on the grounds of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, appeared to have... Read more

President Donald Trump in 2017.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

New York Times reports Trump backs 16-week abortion ban; campaign pushes back

The New York Times is reporting that former President Donald Trump has told advisers he would support a national ban... Read more

St. Patrick's Cathedral, New York?w=200&h=150

By Jonathan Liedl,Matt McDonald

UPDATE: Irreverent funeral service at St. Patrick's Cathedral for trans activist sparks outcry

The Feb. 15 funeral service was held for Cecilia Gentili, a high-profile trans activist and sex-worker advocate. Read more