Archive for March 12, 2024

Injured parishioners receive Communion on the third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 17, 2023, at Holy Family Parish in Gaza. The Pontifical Collection for the Holy Land provides community aid and assistance for parochial activities for Holy Family Parish, the only Roman Catholic parish in Gaza.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Vatican’s Good Friday Holy Land collection to aid humanitarian efforts in Gaza 

The Vatican has overseen the Pontifical Collection for the Holy Land since 1974. Last year it raised more than $7... Read more

Elizabeth Tabish as Mary Magdalene in Season Four of "The Chosen."?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

‘The Chosen’ actress Elizabeth Tabish talks Season Four and her own personal faith journey

Tabish called Mary Magdalene’s character arc a “very realistic portrayal of growth, which is so often two steps forward, one... Read more

The healing of a bleeding woman, Rome, Catacombs of Marcellinus and Peter.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

How the early Christians lived their lives: 5 ways to be a witness today

The example set by the early followers of Jesus of Nazareth has inspired and resonated with Catholics of all times,... Read more

Votes are counted in Dublin, Ireland, on March 9, 2024, after voters in the country went to the polls March 8 to decide on a pair of referendums proposing wording changes to the Irish constitution aimed at reflecting secular values.?w=200&h=150

By Michael Kelly

Social conservatives celebrate solid victory in Irish constitutional referendum

Voters defeated two measures that would have deleted an existing mention of mothers in the Irish Constitution and widened the... Read more

Mary Rice Hasson has been a three-time keynote speaker for the Vatican at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women. She currently serves as the Kate O’Beirne Senior Fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C., and is a graduate of Notre Dame Law School.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Mary Rice Hasson named visiting fellow for Franciscan University’s Veritas Center

Hasson co-founded and directs the Person and Identity Project, which offers resources to help parents, churches, and teachers navigate gender... Read more

El Paso, Texas.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Judge blocks Texas efforts to close Catholic nonprofit accused of ‘human smuggling’

El Paso County District Court Judge Francisco Dominguez ruled on Monday that Attorney General Ken Paxton could not revoke Annunciation... Read more

In a speech during a meeting with Pope Tawadros II, the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, and other Coptic Orthodox representatives on May 11, 2023, Pope Francis announced that the Coptic Orthodox martyrs killed by ISIS in 2015 will be added to the Catholic Church’s official list of saints.?w=200&h=150

By Edward Pentin

Coptic Orthodox Church confirms dialogue with Catholic Church suspended over same-sex blessings

The Coptic Orthodox Church has confirmed that its decision to suspend dialogue with the Catholic Church was due to Rome’s... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Pope Francis laicizes North Dakota priest after sexual assault guilty plea

Diocese of Fargo Bishop John Folda said in a statement this month that former priest Neil Pfeifer “received a dispensation... Read more

Speaking in his Angelus address on March 3, 2024, about the Israel-Hamas war, Pope Francis made an emotional plea for negotiations to reach a deal that both frees the hostages immediately and grants civilians access to humanitarian aid.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Ukrainian officials criticize Pope Francis’ ‘white flag’ remarks on Russia-Ukraine war

“Our flag is a yellow and blue one. This is the flag by which we live, die, and prevail. We... Read more

From left to right, Matthew Heidenreich, Amayrani Higueldo Sanchez, and Charlie McCullough.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown,Peter Pinedo

Meet the young Catholic pilgrims who will walk thousands of miles with the Eucharist this summer

These “Perpetual Pilgrims” will walk thousands of miles across the United States this summer, carrying Jesus Christ in the Eucharist. Read more

Cardinal Louis Raphaël Sako speaks with Rody Sher of ACI MENA.?w=200&h=150

By Georgena Habbaba

Chaldean patriarch urges preservation of rights for Iraq’s diverse communities

As the 21st anniversary of the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime approaches, Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako has called for a... Read more


By Diego López Marina

Abortion laws in Latin America: Which side is winning?

Latin America is in the midst of a prolonged debate on abortion, with laws varying significantly from country to country. Read more

The Maine State House in Augusta.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

State attorneys general threaten lawsuit over Maine abortion, transgender bill

Over a dozen state attorneys general are threatening a possible lawsuit over a bill that extends legal protections to out-of-staters... Read more

Chega leader Andre Ventura addresses supporters at Marriot Hotel, where the party holds the election night event, in Lisbon, Portugal, on March 10, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Natalia Zimbrão

With ascent of conservatives in Portugal, prominent Catholic calls for dialogue

The conservative party Chega (“Enough”), which ran on a traditional values platform, made huge gains, increasing its seats from 12... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

England’s National Health Service ends puberty blockers for kids

“There is not enough evidence of safety and clinical effectiveness,” reads the NHS England website’s section on “treatment” for gender... Read more