Archive for February 8, 2024

"He Leadeth Me" Hallow Pray40 Challenge.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Lent 2024: Catholic resources to help you grow in your faith

This list of Catholic resources can help you grow closer to the Lord this Lenten season. Read more

Father Nikodemus Schnabel, abbot of the Benedictine Basilica of the Dormition in Jerusalem, speaks during an ecumenical prayer service that took place at the Cenacle on Jan. 25, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Marinella Bandini

Attack on priest in Jerusalem brings intolerance of Christians back into focus

Harassment of Christians in the Holy Land is not new. “Education is key,” says an expert on Jewish-Christian relations. Read more

Pope Francis at the Church of St. Anselm on Ash Wednesday, March 1, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Pope Francis to preside at Ash Wednesday Mass and traditional procession in Rome

Pope Francis will preside at the Mass and the traditional Ash Wednesday procession on Feb. 14 on Aventine Hill in... Read more

Supporters of abortion rights confront PAAU activists outside of Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Pro-life groups ask Congress to ‘intervene’ in disposal of aborted baby bodies

The secular pro-life group Progressive Anti-Abortion Uprising (PAAU) originally obtained the remains of the aborted babies in March 2022. Read more

St. Josephine Bakhita.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

Survivor of human trafficking St. Josephine Bakhita discovered God’s infinite love 

On the International Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking, we honor the Sudanese-Italian saint Josephine Bakhita. Read more

Pope Francis addressed members of the Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments on Thursday morning, Feb. 8, 2024, to discuss the importance of liturgical reform as a core feature of the broader “renewal of the Church.”?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis: ‘Without liturgical reform there is no reform of the Church’ 

The pope recalled Vatican II’s objective of renewing the Church’s “fundamental dimensions” such as “spiritual, pastoral, ecumenical, and missionary” work.  Read more

Talitha Kum members hold a sculpture of St. Josephine Bakhita in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 6, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: ‘It is never too late to take action’ against human trafficking

The pope established the International Day of Prayer and Awareness against Human Trafficking 10 years ago to coincide with the... Read more

Florida Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie speaks to “EWTN News Nightly” host Tracy Sabol on Florida’s proposed abortion amendment Feb. 6, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Florida abortion amendment would aid ‘unscrupulous’ providers, Catholic doctor says

The Florida attorney general last year asked the state Supreme Court to block a proposed amendment that would enshrine abortion... Read more


By Diego López Marina

Ecuador’s Constitutional Court decriminalizes euthanasia

According to one pro-life leader, “this is a very hard blow against the human dignity and constitutional rights of Ecuadorians.” Read more


By Joe Bukuras

Carmelite nuns move from New York to Florida in pursuit of ‘silence and solitude’

“Prayerful greetings from sunny Florida!” a February message on the religious community’s website said.  Read more

Archbishop Jorge Ignacio García Cuerva of Buenos Aires, Argentina.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Buenos Aires archbishop highlights courage of Mama Antula, the ‘mother’ of Argentina

On Sunday, Feb. 11, Pope Francis will raise to the altars the woman who will become Argentina’s first female saint,... Read more

Bishop William Byrne of the Diocese of Springfield, Massachusetts, gives the keynote address at the 2024 National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Feb. 8, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

National Catholic Prayer Breakfast speakers highlight joy and sacrifice of the Christian life

Bishop William Byrne Byrne of Springfield, Massachusetts, delivered the keynote address on the need for greater participation in the Christian... Read more