Archive for May 14, 2024


By Daniel Payne

Why do so many Catholics use contraception? Experts weigh in

Large majorities of Catholics use birth control, which experts say is “a crisis of catechesis within the Church.” Read more

Bishop Robert Pipta of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma, Ohio, celebrates a Divine Liturgy on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the Byzantine chapel at Wyoming Catholic College, on the occasion of the installation and blessing of the new shrine.?w=200&h=150

By Martin Barillas

Mary, Mother of Persecuted Christians gains a shrine in Wyoming

Bishop Robert Pipta of the Byzantine Catholic Eparchy of Parma, Ohio, dedicated a shrine and an icon at Wyoming Catholic... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Chicago priest apologizes for same-sex blessing, saying it violated Church norms

A priest in Chicago has apologized for the way in which he blessed a same-sex couple in April, calling it... Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing addresses journalists on Sept. 28, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Germany now a ‘mission country,’ Bishop Bätzing says amid declining Catholic numbers

The president of the German Bishops’ Conference has called Germany — a nation whose history is entangled with the Catholic... Read more

Kansas City Chiefs’ placekicker Harrison Butker speaks to college graduates in his commencement address at Benedictine College on Saturday, May 11, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Matt McDonald

Chiefs’ Harrison Butker chides Catholic leaders in Benedictine College commencement address 

Catholic bishops should be more like St. Damien of Molokai and less concerned about what civil and cultural leaders think... Read more

Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman, winner of the Nobel Prize for Peace in 2011, attends the Trento Economy Festival 2023 at Palazzo Geremia on May 25, 2023, in Trento, Italy.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Israeli embassy blasts Yemeni laureate for ‘genocide’ comments at Vatican event

“The world is silent in front of the genocide and the ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people in Gaza,” Tawakkol... Read more

Pope Francis presides over a Mass in St. Peter's Basilica in Rome on July 23, 2023, for the World Day for Grandparents and the Elderly.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Pope Francis: Do not abandon grandparents and elderly; remain close to them

The Vatican released the message ahead of the fourth World Day of Grandparents and the Elderly, which takes place on... Read more

The Medjugorje Youth Festival, in its 34th edition, held July 26–30, 2023, at the site of alleged Marian apparitions in Bosnia and Herzegovina.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

What has the Vatican already said about discerning Marian apparitions?

Officials from the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith discussed problems that could come up in examining apparitions in... Read more

Pro-life activist Lauren Handy listens during a news conference on the five fetuses found inside the home where she and other anti-abortion activists were living on Capitol Hill at a news conference at the Hyatt Regency on April 5, 2022, in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

UPDATE: Washington pro-life activists sentenced to years in prison under FACE Act

Handy and eight other pro-life activists were convicted nine months ago on felony charges of conspiracy against rights and violation... Read more

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito speaks to graduates at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Ohio, on May 11, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Grant Goral

Justice Alito to Franciscan graduates: ‘Go out boldly and change the world’

Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito challenged graduates at Franciscan University to embrace vital life lessons about courage and personal values. Read more

“EWTN News Nightly” host Tracy Sabol speaks with Dr. Erin Lothes, a Catholic environmental theologian and senior manager of the Laudato Si’ Animators Program with the Laudato Si’ Movement, on on May 9, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

As ocean temps hit record, Vatican hosts discussions on climate change, offers resources

The Laudato Si’ Action Platform provides resources for the Church to achieve real and lasting solutions to environmental problems.  Read more

Archbishop Julian Porteous.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Australian archbishop faces criticism over pastoral letter on human dignity

Archbishop Julian Porteous of Hobart in Australia released the four-page document titled “We are Salt to the Earth” on May... Read more

Father Eduardo Chávez has been immersed in the study and dissemination of the message of the Virgin of Guadalupe for more than 40 years.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Colín

Expert on Our Lady of Guadalupe named master theologian on apparitions

Father Eduardo Chávez, postulator of the cause for canonization of St. Juan Diego, has been confirmed as “master Guadalupan theologian.” Read more


By Tyler Arnold

UK author of transgender study: U.S. groups are ‘misleading the public’ 

In a New York Times interview, Dr. Hilary Cass warned there is no comprehensive evidence to support the routine prescription... Read more

Our Lady of Medianeira is among 31 flooded churches in the Archdiocese of Porto Alegre, Brazil.?w=200&h=150

By Monasa Narjara

Heavy rains in Brazil leave hundreds dead or injured, half a million homeless, churches flooded

The heavy rains that have pounded the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul have flooded 31 churches in the... Read more

Members of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, biological women’s sports activist Riley Gaines, and lawyers from the Independent Women’s Law Center approach the 10th Circuit Courthouse in Denver on May 14, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Wyoming sorority sisters sue over admission of biological man

The women are alleging that the sorority’s decision in fall 2022 to admit a man, Artemis Langford, violated its bylaws,... Read more