Archive for May 2, 2024

God “is our peace” and “prayer leads us to meet him,” said the archbishop of Bogotá, Cardinal Luis José Rueda Aparicio.?w=200&h=150

By Eduardo Berdejo

Colombian bishops call for day of prayer for peace, reconciliation in violence-torn country

The Colombian Bishops’ Conference has called on all Catholics to join the Day of the Holy Cross on May 3... Read more

Thousands of pilgrims come together each year to take part in the annual Walk to Mary, which takes place on the first Saturday of May in Wisconsin. The 21-mile pilgrimage starts at the National Shrine of St. Joseph in De Pere, Wisconsin, and ends at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion in Champion, Wisconsin.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Walk to Mary pilgrimage brings thousands to ‘grounds where Mary appeared’

Thousands will come together on May 4 to walk the 21-mile pilgrimage that ends at the National Shrine of Our... Read more

Pope Francis shared a stage with Italy's Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni on May 12, 2023, to speak at a two-day conference on “The General State of the Birth Rate,” held at Conciliazione Auditorium close to the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to speak at event on Italy’s record-low birth rate

Pope Francis will address “The General State of the Birth Rate” conference on May 10 at the Conciliazione Auditorium close... Read more

Father Paul Tatu Mothobi, a member the Congregation of the Sacred Stigmata (CSS/ Stigmatines) and former Media and Communications Officer of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC), was found dead of gunshot wounds in South Africa, on April 27, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Africa

Priest shot dead in South Africa; Catholic bishops there decry ‘pandemic’ of murder

Father Paul Tatu Mothobi, CSS, was found dead of gunshot wounds last weekend in South Africa. Read more

Pope Francis meets with 300 priests taking part in the World Meeting of Parish Priests on May 2, 2024, at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis tells world’s parish priests: The Church could not go on without you

Pope Francis published a letter on Thursday addressed to all parish priests in the world with his advice for building... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

Trump polls ahead of Biden among Catholic voters with shift in Hispanic vote

Overall, Pew has Trump leading by only 1% among the general voter population. His support among Catholics, however, shows signs... Read more

Fertility rose at the end of the Depression and the end of World War II with the baby boom, to more than 3.5 births for every woman by 1960 — then plummeted immediately thereafter.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

What is causing our fertility crisis? Catholic experts weigh in

The 2023 American fertility rate fell to 54.4 births per 1,000 women, which is the lowest in recorded history. Read more

Oviedo Archbishop Jesús Sanz Montes accused the government of focusing "in a biased and manipulative way on the problem of pedophilia as something attributable only to the Catholic Church."?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Spanish archbishop slams government’s obsession with the Catholic Church

Archbishop Jesús Sanz Montes of Oviedo, Spain, delivered a fiery response to the government’s plan to address abuses committed within... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

Florida issues emergency rules to combat Biden abortion ‘misinformation’ 

The rules establish guidance for lifesaving measures and clarify that certain procedures are not considered abortion and remain legal. Read more