Archive for March 22, 2024

Map of Congo.?w=200&h=150

By Jude Atemanke

Lifting of moratorium on death penalty in Congo ‘a step backwards,’ cardinal says

In a March 17 interview, Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo said he finds it “abnormal that a government that claims to be... Read more

Pope Francis on March 21, 2024, laicized Bishop Emeritus of Bruges, Belgium, Roger Vangheluwe (center), years after the former prelate admitted to repeatedly sexually abusing his nephew when the latter was a minor.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis laicizes Belgian ex-bishop and abuser Roger Vangheluwe

The apostolic nunciature to Belgium said in a statement on Thursday that “serious new elements” had come to light regarding... Read more

The European Parliament in Strasbourg, France.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

European bishops call for inclusion of Christian principles in Europe

The bishops bemoaned what they see as the political and institutional marginalization of Christian voices. Read more

Cathédrale Notre-Dame de l’Assomption in Cap-Haitien, Haiti?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Marina

Haiti’s Catholic bishops issue urgent appeal for end to violence

Amid the violence racking the country, the Haitian Bishops’ Conference has issued an urgent call for an end to the... Read more

Rep. Matt Rosendale, R-Montana, speaks at a press conference on the debt limit and the Freedom Caucus's plan for spending reduction at the U.S. Capitol on March 28, 2023, in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Four Freedom Caucus members object to Veterans Affairs IVF funding plan

“An IVF embryo is the earliest stage of life that exists outside of the womb,” the lawmakers said in a... Read more


By Peter Pinedo,Ken Oliver-Méndez

House Republicans include slew of pro-life bills in 2025 budget proposal

The Republican Study Committee dedicated a section of its “Fiscal Sanity to Save America” federal budget proposal to “measures designed... Read more

Britain’s Catherine, Princess of Wales, (Kate Middleton) arrives to attend the “Together At Christmas” carol service at Westminster Abbey in London on Dec. 8, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Marina,Ken Oliver-Méndez

Princess Kate reveals cancer diagnosis; Catholic prelate praises her courage, encourages prayers

The Princess of Wales, Catherine “Kate” Middleton, surprised the world by publicly announcing she is fighting cancer and is in... Read more

A participant in a Women's March event Jan. 18, 2020, in San Francisco holds a "Pass the Equal Rights Amendment" sign while marching.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Nevada judge rules state must include abortion in its Medicaid program

The ruling found that limits on the Medicaid program keeping tax dollars from being used for abortion violated the state’s... Read more