Archive for May 13, 2024

Crowds looking at the Miracle of the Sun, occurring during the Our Lady of Fatima apparitions in 1917.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

How the ‘miracle of the sun’ in Fátima helped to end an atheist regime

Oct. 13, 1917, marked the last Marian apparition in Fátima, a day on which thousands of people bore witness to... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Downgrading marijuana’s danger level: What Catholics should know

Marijuana usage remains a controversial topic among many people of faith, including Catholics. Here’s what you need to know.  Read more

The new rule authorizes border agents to screen asylum seekers for “national security, criminal, or other public safety concern[s]” at the “earliest stage possible.” Those flagged as potential threats to the U.S. and its citizens can be denied entry into the U.S. immediately.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Biden administration tightening asylum system to stop national security threats 

The Biden administration said a proposed rule will “enhance operational flexibility” and help the Department of Homeland Security. Read more

Father Timothy Furlow speaks from the ambo at St. Patrick’s Church in Portland, Oregon.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Pastor urges faithful to pray for vandal who defaced church: ‘That’s being a Christian’

Father Timothy Furlow offered prayers for the man who vandalized his church, saying: “What I really want is for him... Read more

Monument of the Guardian Angel of Portugal apparition to the three little shepherd children of Fatima.?w=200&h=150

By Jimmy Akin

9 things to know and share about Fátima

May 13 is the optional memorial of Our Lady of Fátima, arguably the most prominent approved apparition of the 20th... Read more

Pope Francis opens the Holy Doors at St. Peter's Basilica to begin the Year of Mercy, Dec. 8, 2015.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during the 2025 Jubilee

The decree provides Catholics with the opportunity to gain indulgences by making pilgrimages, prayerfully visiting churches, or practicing works of... Read more

Presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. visits “Fox & Friends” at Fox News Channel Studios on April 2, 2024, in New York City.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. retracts ‘full-term abortion’ support, backs viability limit

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. has walked back his recent statement of support for “full-term abortion” on demand. Read more

Candlelight procession at Fátima, Portugal on May 12, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Natalia Zimbrão

Virgin Mary today asks same she asked of little shepherds 107 years ago, cardinal says

“What does Mary tell us today? The same thing she says in the Gospel, the same thing — prayer and... Read more

Pope Francis meets with members of the Syro-Malabar Church on May 13, 2024, at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Pope Francis: The devil is threatening the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church with division

Pope Francis urged the faithful present at the Vatican’s Consistory Hall on Monday to “press forward” in obedience to the... Read more