Archive for February 28, 2024

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his Wednesday general audience in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican on Feb. 28, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis, weakened by ‘a bit of a cold,’ has aide read reflection before hospital visit

The pope did not walk to his chair in the Paul VI Audience Hall on Wednesday as he normally does. Read more

Pope Francis appears in a wheelchair at his general audience on Feb. 28, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis visits hospital for diagnostic tests after Wednesday audience

“Dear brothers and sisters, I still have a bit of a cold,” Pope Francis said in a soft-spoken voice on... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Ex-priest sentenced to 15 months in prison for molestation of minor with cancer

The judge condemned the sexual assault of a child and said the laicized priest took advantage of the family’s need... Read more

Pope Francis meets at the Vatican with bishops from the Armenian Catholic Church o Feb. 28, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Pope Francis urges Armenian Catholic bishops to ‘take up the cry for peace’

Armenia and Azerbaijan are engaged in peace talks following Azerbaijan's violent takeover of the Nagorno-Karabakh region late last year. Read more

Pope Francis appears in a wheelchair at his general audience on Feb. 28, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis calls for prayers, sends condolences to Muslims, Christians killed in Burkina Faso

“We pray for the victims of the recent attacks on places of worship in Burkina Faso,” a papal aide read... Read more

A statue of Charles de Foucauld in front of the Church of Saint-Pierre-le-Jeune in Strasbourg, France.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis appoints new archbishop of historic French archdiocese following resignations

The Holy See Press Office announced on Wednesday the appointment of 66-year-old Pascal Delannoy as the bishopric’s new archbishop. Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square during his Sunday Angelus on Feb. 18, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

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

“The courage of the martyrs, the witness of the martyrs, is a blessing for everyone,” Francis said. Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Republicans embrace IVF despite the destruction of human embryos

The National Republican Senatorial Committee, the Congressional Leadership Fund (which is the main House Republican political action committee), and former... Read more

Texas Right to Life President John Seago speaks to “EWTN News Nightly” anchor Tracy Sabol on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Pro-lifers hold prayer rally in response to ‘satanic’ statue at University of Houston

The 18-foot tall golden statue, titled “Witness” by artist Shahzia Sikander, depicts a woman with braids twisted in the shape... Read more

Flowers and candles are laid out on the sidewalk on Feb. 26, 2024, after a huge fire killed 10 people in a multi-story residential block in Valencia, Spain, on Feb. 22.?w=200&h=150

By Rachel Thomas

God is close, archbishop assures after fire destroys Spanish apartment complex

Ten people died in what commentators called the biggest blaze the city of Valencia had ever seen. Read more

Psychologist and author Dr. Jordan Peterson was interviewed by EWTN's Colm Flynn on Feb. 11, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Jordan Peterson discusses wife’s ‘miraculous’ recovery from cancer and her embrace of Catholicism

In an interview with EWTN News, renowned psychologist and author Dr. Jordan Peterson shared his perspective on his wife’s “miraculous”... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Alabama Republicans introduce bills that would let IVF clinics destroy human embryos

The proposed legislation would providing clinics immunity from criminal prosecution and civil litigation when providing IVF services. Read more

Pope Francis greets the faithful from his wheelchair during his Feb. 28, 2024, general audience at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis visits the hospital: his health issues through the years

Pope Francis has faced numerous health challenges in recent years and yet still has maintained a busy schedule of meetings,... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

What is the Catholic Church’s position on IVF?

While the Church encourages certain fertility treatments for couples struggling to have children, the use of IVF is contrary to... Read more

Both the pastor of nearby San Bernabé parish in El Escorial, Fr. Florentino de Andrés, along with the Archdiocese of Madrid, are considering the deconsecration of the chapel as a result of the ceremony.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa,CNA Staff

Catholic chapel where two men celebrated ‘marriage’ now subject to deconsecration

The private Catholic chapel where two Spanish men celebrated their civil “marriage” last weekend is subject to “canonical effects” and... Read more

Argentine President Javier Milei speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on Feb. 24, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Julieta Villar

Milei ends Argentine government use of ‘inclusive language’ promoted by gender ideology advocates

Argentine President Javier Milei has ordered the prohibition of inclusive language by the national government. Read more