Archive for March 8, 2024

Pope Francis meets with Argentine pilgrims on Feb. 9, 2024, ahead of the historic canonization of the county’s first female saint on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Zoe Romanowsky

Women are ‘builders of humanity,’ Pope Francis says in conference address

On the day before International Women’s Day, Pope Francis addressed participants of an international conference on Thursday at the Vatican.  Read more

In 2023, over half a million migrants headed toward the United States crossed the Darien Gap, the inhospitable jungle region between Colombia and Panama.?w=200&h=150

By Eduardo Berdejo

Central American bishops to address migration crisis in Darien jungle

The meeting was convened by the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development and will take place in Panama City. Read more


By Daniel Payne

Connecticut latest state to consider ‘human composting’ amid Catholic opposition

The measure under consideration seeks to “authorize the natural organic reduction of human remains as a final disposition of such... Read more

Pope Francis addresses members of the Apostolic Penitentiary on March 8, 2024, in the Clementine Hall in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis: The heart of repentance is God’s ‘infinite love,’ ‘boundless mercy’

“Repentance is neither the fruit of self-analysis, nor of a psychic sense of guilt,” the pope said. Read more

President Joe Biden delivers the State of the Union address during a joint meeting of Congress in the House chamber at the U.S. Capitol on March 7, 2024, in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Biden promises legal abortion nationwide in State of the Union address

“If you, the American people, send me a Congress that supports the right to choose, I promise you I will... Read more

Pope Francis presides over a penitential service at St. Pius V Parish in Rome on March 8, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

‘God never tires of forgiving’: Pope Francis hears confessions at Roman parish

Choosing the theme “Walking in the New Life,” the pope stressed that the Lenten journey is a moment of interior... Read more


By Kate Quiñones

Orthodox, Catholic representatives issue ‘challenging recommendation’ on interfaith marriage

The document recommends that the Orthodox Church recognize Catholic marriage and the Catholic Church take steps to recognize Orthodox remarriages. Read more


By Kate Quiñones

Court rules Christian nonprofit does not have to cover gender transition

“We are overjoyed our members will not have to choose between the biblically based employee benefits and quality health care... Read more

Maria Steen, an Irish barrister, makes the case for rejecting proposed amendments to Ireland's constitution.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones,Ken Oliver-Méndez

Irish voters mull constitutional amendments downgrading traditional family structure

Voters in Ireland went to the polls today to decide on whether or not to strip from the country’s constitution... Read more

Andrea Mia Ghez, recognized for her groundbreaking research on black holes, is one of only four women to have been awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. ?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Pope Francis appoints UCLA astrophysicist to Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Andrea Mia Ghez, recognized for her groundbreaking research on black holes, is one of only four women to have been... Read more

Bishop Salvi announced the determination that the alleged apparitions of the Virgin Mary in Trevignano Romano are not supernatural.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Bishop rules on supposed apparitions of Virgin Mary in Italy

After an investigation by a group of experts, an Italian bishop has decreed that the alleged apparitions in Trevignano Romano... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Catholic Charities Chicago to cut 300 jobs amid transition away from government contracts

“Over the last decade, navigating the government services sector has grown more complex, and funding has not kept up with... Read more

A view of the Iowa State Capitol building in downtown Des Moines, Iowa.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Iowa House passes bill to affirm personhood at moment of fertilization

The Iowa House of Representatives passed legislation that would recognize the personhood of unborn children at the moment of fertilization. Read more