Archive for February 5, 2024

Bishop Jean-Marc Micas of Tarbes and Lourdes.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Exclusive: Lourdes bishop hopes to make decision on Rupnik mosaics by spring

The bishop says he has heard from Catholics all over the world as he considers whether to remove the shrine’s... Read more

This painting of St. Peter visiting St. Agatha was created by Federico Zuccari between 1597 and 1599 for the altar of Sant’Agata in the Milan Cathedral. It was directly commissioned by Milan native Federico Borromeo, a cousin of St. Charles Borromeo.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

St. Agatha, the early Church martyr who tradition says was visited by St. Peter

Agatha was ruthlessly tortured and martyred under the Roman Emperor Decius in the third century and credited after her death... Read more


By Daniel Payne

As 2024 begins, lawmakers continue efforts to protect minors from transgender procedures

Nearly half of U.S. states have implemented legislation protecting children from transgender surgeries in recent years, including over a dozen... Read more

Cardinal José Luis Lacunza.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Panama’s Cardinal Lacunza apologizes for his disappearance: ‘It was a stupid prank’

Cardinal José Luis Lacunza, the bishop of the Diocese of David in Panama, apologized Feb. 4 after having been missing... Read more

Seattle Archbishop Paul Etienne.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Seattle Archdiocese announces plan to merge parishes

A shortage in priests and resources compelled the archdiocese to restructure. Read more

Newly appointed Northern Ireland First Minister Michelle O'Neill made history Feb. 3, 2024, by becoming the first Catholic and first Irish nationalist to lead the country’s government in its 103 years of existence.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Catholic to lead Northern Ireland’s government for first time in history

First Minister Michelle O'Neill is a member of Sinn Féin and officially supports the reunification of the Republic of Ireland... Read more

Pope Francis at the Nagasaki Martyrs’ Monument on Nishizaka Hill Nov. 24, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

The first Mexican-born martyr: a castaway friar who was crucified in Japan 

Only 25 when he was killed, San Felipe de Jesus — St. Philip of Jesus — is celebrated Feb. 5... Read more

Pope Francis with Cardinal Arthur Roche, prefect of the Vatican's Dicastery of Divine Worship and Discipline of Sacraments, at the consistory in St. Peter's Basilica, Aug. 27, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Vatican worship dicastery’s meeting to focus on proper liturgical formation, implementation

The Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments announced that its annual plenary assembly will be held... Read more

Archbishop Emeritus Héctor Aguer of La Plata, Argentina.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Argentine archbishop criticizes cardinals who back Fiducia Supplicans

Archbishop Emeritus Héctor Aguer of La Plata, Argentina, criticized two cardinals who expressed support for the Vatican declaration Fiducia Supplicans. Read more

Then-Prince Charles greets archbishop of Westminster and president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales Cardinal Vincent Gerard Nichols during a reception for the Cardinal Newman Canonization at Pontifical Urban College on Oct. 13, 2019, at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

English cardinal offers prayers for King Charles III after cancer diagnosis

King Charles, 75, underwent treatment recently for an enlarged prostate and an unspecified cancer was discovered during that treatment. Read more

A woman was seen paying tribute to victims of the 2019 Easter Sunday terror attacks at a cemetery in Negombo, Sri Lanka.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Church in Sri Lanka to begin canonization process for hundreds killed in 2019 Easter attack

The Archdiocese of Colombo has plans to submit a petition to the Vatican to declare those killed in the Easter... Read more