Archive for February 29, 2024

Father Federico Highton is one of two Argentine priests who in 2015 founded the Order of St. Elijah, whose motto is “Through my God I shall go over a wall,” which comes from Psalm 17.?w=200&h=150

By Martin Barillas

Order of Argentine priests spreads the Gospel where the Church has not gone before

The Order of St. Elijah was founded in 2015 and seeks to emulate the saints’ missionary boldness. Read more

Bishop Thomas Paprocki preaches the opening Mass of the Corpus Christi Priory in Springfield.?w=200&h=150

By Abel Camasca

What should a Lenten homily be like? God told a saint

St. Angelo d’Acri (1669–1739) heard a divine voice give him advice on preaching and went on to become known for... Read more

Blessed Rosario Livatino.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Relic of martyr killed by Mafia to be used in prison ministry in Naples

The relics of Blessed Rosario Livatino, a Catholic judge brutally killed by the mafia in 1990, will be brought to... Read more

Pope Francis at the Easter Vigil Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on April 8, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Here is Pope Francis’ schedule for Holy Week and Easter 2024 at the Vatican

The schedule includes five papal liturgies, Stations of the Cross at the Colosseum, and other traditions to mark the most... Read more

A picture taken from a position in southern Israel on Feb. 29, 2024, shows smoke billowing over the Gaza Strip amid ongoing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Vatican reiterates calls for hostage returns, cease-fire in Israel-Hamas war

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin insisted on Tuesday that a “cease-fire” is the only way for the hostages... Read more


By Abel Camasca

What happens to the saints whose feast day falls on Feb. 29 when there is no leap year?

The Church commemorates some saints on Feb. 29 — but what happens to them the other three years? Read more

The Alabama State House, located in Montgomery, Alabama.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Alabama House passes bill protecting IVF

The Republican-majority House passed the bill in a 94-6 vote just a week after the state Supreme Court ruled that... Read more

In this pool photograph distributed by Russian state agency Sputnik, Russia's President Vladimir Putin delivers his annual state of the nation address at the Gostiny Dvor conference center in central Moscow on Feb. 29, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Putin warns West of nuclear war risk over Ukraine troop deployment

“[The West] must understand that we also have weapons that can hit targets on their territory,” Russian President Vladimir Putin... Read more

President Joe Biden tells EWTN News' Owen Jensen he disagrees with the Catholic Church's position on IVF, Feb. 29, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Biden says he disagrees with Catholic Church’s stance on IVF

The president was asked by EWTN White House correspondent Owen Jensen on Thursday what he thought about the Church’s position... Read more

The Apostolic Nunciature of Poland has revealed further information regarding the resignation of Polish Archbishop Andrzej Dzięga, indicating that he stepped down due to alleged negligence in overseeing sexual abuse claims.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Polish nunciature: Archbishop’s resignation linked to negligence in addressing abuse claims

According to a 2021 report by the Polish Catholic outlet Więź, the Polish nunciature had received four reports from three... Read more

Mac Sinise, son of actor Gary Sinise, performs with the Lt. Dan Band.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Marina,CNA Staff

In mourning, actor Gary Sinise extols his son’s musical legacy, love of the Catholic faith

Gary Sinise, the Catholic actor who played Lt. Dan in the 1994 movie “Forrest Gump,” announced the death of his... Read more