Archive for February 2, 2024

Pope Francis says Mass for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in St. Peter's Basilica, Feb. 2, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

The Presentation of the Lord: a symbol of the Messiah’s embrace

On this day we remember when Mary and Joseph carried the infant Jesus to the Temple to fulfill the law. Read more

Students on the Annapolis Chesterton Academy soccer team.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Can ‘Catholic joy’ save society? This growing network of Catholic schools says ‘yes’ 

The first Chesterton Academy was founded in 2008 with a commitment to being “Catholic, classical, and affordable.” Read more

The Diocese of Plymouth in England said in a statement this week that the ordination of Plymouth Bishop-elect Christopher Whitehead “will not take place on 22 February 2024 as expected.”?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Ordination of English bishop-elect canceled amid unexplained ‘canonical process’

“Canon Christopher Whitehead has stepped back from active ministry whilst this process is ongoing,” a statement from the Diocese of... Read more

Father Peter Vasko, OFM, and Sister Naomi Zimmermann, FSE.?w=200&h=150

By Marinella Bandini

Living the religious life in the Holy Land: Two Americans share their stories

On World Day for Consecrated Life, Father Peter Vasko and Sister Naomi Zimmermann — both Franciscans — are grateful for... Read more

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

By Joe Bukuras

Cardinal Zen discusses his new book for Lent and concerns for the Church

In an interview with Raymond Arroyo, Cardinal Joseph Zen discussed his new book “Cardinal Zen’s Lenten Reflections” and recent matters... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at a Mass on the World Day of Consecrated Life, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, on Feb. 2, 2024, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis urges consecrated men and women to cultivate ‘an intense interior life’

The Holy Father presided over Mass on Feb. 2 for the feast of the Presentation of the Lord in St.... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Canada postpones assisted suicide for mentally ill: Country ‘not ready’ for it

Canadians suffering from mental illnesses were expected to be able to apply for assisted suicide by mid-March 2024.  Read more

Christopher Wray at his confirmation hearing on July 12, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

UPDATE: Senators press FBI on alleged deletion of files related to Catholic investigation

Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley and 15 other Republican senators expressed their demands in a Jan. 31 letter to FBI Director... Read more

A bronze sculpture of St. Josephine Bakhita, patron of trafficking victims.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Today begins week of reflection prior to the International Day of Prayer against Trafficking

The day will be held on Feb. 8, the feast of St. Bakhita, a symbol in the Church of the... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Bishop urges Utah lawmakers to protect seal of confession in sex abuse reporting bill

The bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake City is urging lawmakers to maintain language preserving the seal of confession... Read more

Bishop Mario Eduardo Dorsonville, 1960-2024, officiating at the wedding of Steve and Courteney Simchak in 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

A legacy of love: Catholics reflect on Bishop Dorsonville’s impact on the Church

An immigrant, priest, and bishop, Mario Eduardo Dorsonville was known and beloved to people from the halls of Congress to... Read more