Archive for March 9, 2024

Inside St. Frances of Rome Church in Italy on March 9, 2016.?w=200&h=150

By Elise Harris

How St. Frances of Rome became the inspiration for ‘a blessing on cars’

Francesca Romana dreamed of becoming a nun but found sanctity in her vocation to marriage and for her service to... Read more

Holy Spirit stained glass in St. Peter's Basilica.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

8 of the most popular novenas

Novenas are a traditional form of Catholic prayer and are usually prayed for nine straight days — there are exceptions,... Read more

Argentine President Javier Milei is pictured here during an audience with Pope Francis on Feb. 12, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Julieta Villar

Argentine President Milei: Abortion is aggravated homicide

The president of Argentina, Javier Milei, says abortion “is murder aggravated by the bond” between mother and child. 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 Kate Quiñones,Shannon Mullen

Irish voters keep motherhood, traditional family in constitution

Irish voters by large margins rejected proposed changes to the 1937 Irish Constitution. 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 Shannon Mullen

Vatican: Pope Francis’ ‘white flag’ remark a call for negotiations, not Ukraine’s surrender

The Holy Father made the remarks last month in a newly released television interview with Swiss broadcaster RSI. Read more