Archive for May 1, 2024

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square gathered for his weekly general audience on April 3, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of May

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of May is for the formation of men and women religious and for... Read more

In 2021, the Knights of Columbus announced the selection of this icon of St. Joseph holding the Child Jesus as the centerpiece of the current K of C pilgrim icon prayer program. The original icon was created (or "written") by Élizabeth Bergeron, an iconographer in Montréal, based on a drawing by Alexandre Sobolev.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The story behind the feast of St. Joseph the Worker

“There could not be a better protector to help you penetrate the spirit of the Gospel into your life,” Pope... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Virginia Catholic bishops urge Gov. Youngkin to veto contraception mandate bills

Both Roman Catholic dioceses in Virginia are urging Gov. Glenn Youngkin to veto bills that would establish a “right to... Read more


By Matt McDonald

Kansas Legislature enacts four pro-life bills over governor’s vetoes 

Supporters put together the necessary two-thirds majorities to override the vetoes of Gov. Laura Kelly, a Democrat who supports legal... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a message during his general audience on Wednesday, May 1, 2024, in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Kristina Millare

Pope Francis: We need to ‘welcome God into our daily lives’ and pray for ‘real peace’

On Wednesday, Pope Francis addressed an international audience in the Paul VI Hall and reiterated the importance of faith in... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Supreme Court turns down porn group’s plea to block Texas age-verification law

The court denied a request from the Free Speech Coalition, which includes a porn trade association and several pornography creators,... Read more

A family of religious Jews walks at the beginning of Armenian Quarter Street, the entry point to the Armenian Quarter of Jerusalem in April 2024. Behind them stands the complex of the Tower of David Museum.?w=200&h=150

By Marinella Bandini

Orthodox rabbis in Jerusalem call on Jews to stand against spitting at Christians

Several posters and pamphlets appeared in the streets of the Old City calling on the public to avoid harassment toward... Read more

Sandra Miley emcees the Hispanic Eucharistic Convention on April 27, 2024, at the Gaylord of the Rockies Convention Center in Denver.?w=200&h=150

By Rocio Madera

Hispanic Eucharistic Convention leads thousands to renewed faith in the Real Presence

In an environment filled with joy and hope, thousands of people met at the Gaylord of the Rockies Convention Center... Read more

Pilgrims at the Wednesday general audience Aug. 9, 2023, hold up an image of the Virgin Mary.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

Today begins May, the month dedicated to our spiritual mother, the Virgin Mary

May will always be a special month, the month that the Church dedicates to the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of... Read more

Catholics in the Archdiocese of Baltimore pack the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen during a concluding listening session on the archdiocese's major parish restructuring plan on April 30, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Balan

Archdiocese of Baltimore concludes traumatic ‘listening sessions’ around restructuring plan

Hundreds of Catholic residents of Baltimore packed the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen Tuesday evening to give their reactions to... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

Here are the countries that rank worst in the world in religious freedom 

Among the countries topping USCIRF’s list of the world’s most egregious religious freedom violators are Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, and India. Read more

The St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest Catholic cathedral in continual use in the United States, on April 9, 2020, in New Orleans.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Archdiocese of New Orleans suspected of child sex trafficking, warrant shows

The affidavit requesting the warrant alleges that multiple victims claim they were transported to parishes and out of state, where... Read more

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa gives the homily at a Mass in which he took possession of his titular church, St. Onuphrius, in Rome on May 1, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Latin patriarch of Jerusalem takes possession of Rome titular church after delays due to war

The ceremony at St. Onuphrius, the titular church of the papal order of the Holy Sepulchre, was scheduled for April... Read more

The pro-life flag from the Pro-Life Flag Project (

By Peter Pinedo

Pro-life roundup: Here’s what happened with abortion at the state level this week

Here’s a look at what’s happening in the states with abortion-related legislation and policies. Read more