Archive for May 16, 2024

Joe Abdel Sater, a swimming instructor in the seaside town of Bouar, Lebanon, built the world's largest rosary on the ocean. With the help of family and friends, his vision took shape and was launched on May 11, 2024, during the feast of Our Lady of the Seas.?w=200&h=150

By Marguerita Kallassy

Beacon of faith: Lebanese town builds giant floating rosary at sea

On the feast of Our Lady of the Seas, Joe Abdel Sater, a swimming instructor in the seaside town of... Read more

Attendees at the first Hallow Summit in 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Hallow Summit strives to ‘facilitate an encounter with the Lord’

The popular Catholic prayer and meditation app Hallow recently announced its third annual Hallow Summit will take place in Steubenville,... Read more

Servant of God Chiara Corbella Petrillo.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Chiara Corbella’s beatification cause to take a step forward in June

The Diocese of Rome announced Wednesday that it will hold the closing session of the diocesan phase of her cause... Read more

Pope Francis meets with Italian actor Roberto Benigni on Dec. 7, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Italian actor Roberto Benigni to join Pope Francis for World Children’s Day

On the second day of the event, Benigni, best known for his Oscar-winning film “Life Is Beautiful,” will give a... Read more

PAAU activists hold a rally outside Washington Surgi-Clinic in Washington, D.C., May 4, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Lawmakers renew calls to repeal the FACE Act

Lawmakers are claiming that the FACE Act, which was used to convict and sentence the pro-life activists, is being abused... Read more

Parental and religious freedom rights advocates, including a group of Muslim parents, on June 6, 2023, protest a Maryland school system policy that removes parents’ authority to opt their children out of homosexual and transgender coursework.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Court says Maryland parents have no right to opt out of LGBTQ curriculum

The appeals court on Wednesday held, in a divided 2-1 ruling, that the plaintiffs “have not shown a cognizable burden”... Read more

Archbishop Bernard Bober of Košice, chairman of the Slovak Bishops’ Conference, expressed deep regret over the violent incident and condemned what authorities are now treating as an act of attempted murder.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Slovak bishops call for peace after assassination attempt on prime minister

Following the assassination attempt on Prime Minister Robert Fico on Wednesday, Slovakian bishops have called for peace and unity. 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 Matthew Santucci

Cardinal Pizzaballa visits Gaza in show of support, solidarity with ‘suffering population’

Pizzaballa “entered Gaza and reached the Parish of the Holy Family for a pastoral visit,” said a press release issued... Read more

Mark Kretschmer, vice president for operations at Thomas Aquinas College (TAC), pictured with Thomas Kaiser, a biologist and researcher, and Lawerence Youngblood, an electrical engineer and director of Brompton Energy.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Thomas Aquinas College goes off the grid with green power plan

The Catholic college launched an energy program that has nearly eliminated the college’s carbon footprint while saving $600,000 a year. Read more

Washington Surgi-Clinic on F St. NW in Washington, D.C., on April 7, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Pro-lifers imprisoned under FACE Act speak out

Joan Andrews Bell, a 76-year-old Catholic, shared a statement in which she vowed to continue advocating for the unborn and... Read more

Pope Francis converses with Metropolitan Agathangelos, director general of the Apostolikí Diakonía of the Greek Orthodox Church, at the Vatican on May 16, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Pope Francis: Young people ‘can break the chains of antagonism’ between Catholics, Orthodox

Pope Francis has placed in young people his hope that Catholics and Orthodox may be “united in diversity” and “break... Read more

In an interview with 60 Minutes' Norah O'Donnell, airing this Sunday, Pope Francis took aim at his “conservative critics” in the United States.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Pope Francis says conservative critics have a ‘suicidal attitude’

The full interview, conducted April 24, will air as part of “60 Minutes” on May 19 from 7-8 p.m. ET... Read more

Jessica Tapia displays a sign outside the Garden Grove Unified School District board meeting on behalf of the Teachers Don’t Lie program.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

California teacher fired for religious beliefs gets six-figure payout in court

After refusing to comply with a preferred pronoun rule, Jessica Tapia was fired by the Jurupa Unified School District from... 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 Joe Bukuras

Harrison Butker supported by Kansas City bishop, prominent Catholics amid speech backlash

Butker, 28, who has been outspoken about his Catholic faith during his career, received backlash for sharing his views on... Read more