Archive for February 7, 2024

CRS CEO Sean Callahan visits the Holy Land.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

In Holy Land visit, Catholic Relief Services head sees ‘hope and resiliency’ amid chaos

Sean Callahan said he was able to witness the countless displaced individuals and families that have struggled in Gaza since... Read more

Pope Francis speaks during his general audience on Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis: Sorrow is an ‘ailment of the soul'

The Holy Father warned that sorrow is “a constant affliction that prevents man from feeling joy at his own existence.” Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Raising Catholic kids: New study suggests what successful parents have in common

A new study aims to demonstrate the practices of parents who successfully raise children to be practicing Catholic adults. Read more

When Pope Pius IX declared the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary on Dec. 8, 1854, he had a golden crown added to the mosaic of Mary, Virgin Immaculate, in the Chapel of the Choir in St. Peter's Basilica.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

The remarkable life and papacy of Blessed Pope Pius IX

He convened Vatican Council I, proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception, and declared St. Joseph “Patron of the Church.” Read more

Alberta Premier Danielle Smith.?w=200&h=150

By Quinton Amundson

Parental rights win with new Alberta policy

The new policy, introduced by Premier Danielle Smith, will forbid gender reassignment surgery for minors under 18 and puberty blockers... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his general audience on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2024, at the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis: To be ‘scandalized’ by gay couple blessings is ‘hypocrisy’

The Holy Father this week again defended the Vatican’s controversial document authorizing blessings for same-sex couples. Read more


By Daniel Payne

Medical journal retracts studies showing risks of abortion pill

The authors of the studies said the retractions represent “a baseless attack on our scientific research and studies.”  Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington and Bishop Barry Knestout of Richmond.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Virginia bishops warn of ‘deadly harm’ in new assisted suicide bill

The bishops’ statement called Virginia’s “Death with Dignity” bill being considered by the state Legislature a “lethal measure” that could... Read more

A person attempts to clear away debris from a mudslide as a powerful long-duration atmospheric river storm, the second in less than a week, continues to impact Southern California on Feb. 5, 2024, in Beverly Hills, California.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic Charities seeks donations to offer help amid California flooding, mudslides

After four straight days of heavy rain ended on Wednesday, some parts of the L.A. metro area, such as Bel... Read more

Thousands of Christians peacefully and prayerfully march to a rally in front of the Nigerian Plateau state governor's office building in protest of the 2023 Christmas massacre that left over 200 Christian Nigerians dead, Jan. 8, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

House advances resolution to increase sanctions on Nigeria over persecution of Christians

Sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith, the resolution would call on the Biden administration to designate Nigeria a “country of particular... Read more

The Sisters of the Fraternity of the Poor Ones of Jesus Christ?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Dictatorship in Nicaragua uses confiscated nuns’ home as migration office

The former house of the Sisters of the Fraternity of the Poor Ones of Jesus Christ is in the city... Read more


By Joe Bukuras

Pediatric pushback on ‘trans kids’ treatments

Youth who identify as a gender other than their biological sex have high rates of mental health issues, the American... Read more