Archive for May 21, 2024

Mother of twin priests Eliete Dahan dos Santos says “there is no greater wealth than having priest sons.”?w=200&h=150

By Natalia Zimbrão

Mother of twin priests: The greatest wealth for parents is to have sons who are priests

“I believe there is no greater wealth for parents than having sons who are priests,” says Eliete Dahan dos Santos... Read more

The President of the Communications Commission of the 2024 International Eucharistic Congress, Father Livingston Olivares (left), accompanies EWTN Vice President for Programming and Production Peter Gagnon (center-right), EWTN Vice President for Spanish-language Production, Marketing, and Radio Enrique Duprat (center-left), EWTN Production Director Michael Holmes (far right), and IEC Quito 2024 Communications Coordinator Marcelo Mejía (front, kneeling) at the Monument to the Equator, the exact location of the Equator (from which the country of Ecuador takes its name) on the outskirts of the country's capital city of Quito, site of the 2024 International Eucharistic Congress.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva,Ken Oliver-Méndez

EWTN designated official channel for 2024 International Eucharistic Congress

The 53rd International Eucharistic Congress has chosen EWTN as the official channel for providing live coverage of the Sept. 8–15... Read more

The schismatic decision of the Poor Clares "seems absolutely wrong to me" but we must see "if it is possible to heal it, cure it, reverse it," said Spanish Archbishop Mario Iceta.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Spain archbishop on schismatic nuns: ‘I don’t know if they realize the profound consequences’

Archbishop Mario Iceta of Burgos in Spain noted: “I don’t know if they realize the profound consequences” of their decision. Read more

Bishop-elect Joseph A. Williams.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis names Bishop Joseph Williams as coadjutor bishop of Camden, New Jersey

Williams, 50, has served as an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis since 2022. Read more

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix is archbishop of Quebec, Canada.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Vatican: Investigation of Canadian cardinal found no ‘misconduct or abuse’ 

Cardinal Gerald Lacroix was accused as part of a class-action lawsuit against the Quebec Archdiocese of abusing a 17-year-old girl... Read more

Pope Francis sits down for an interview with Norah O'Donnell on CBS' "60 Minutes," which aired Monday, May 20, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Pope Francis on female deacons: ‘No’

The Holy Father stressed the importance of women’s roles in the Catholic Church, describing them as “the ones who move... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

German priests do not support Synodal Way, new study finds

The study, officially titled “Who Becomes a Priest?”, found that priests are “alienated from the concerns of Church reform,” lead... Read more

People participate in a funeral procession of president Ebrahim Raisi and his seven aides in Tabriz, East Azerbaijan province, on May 21, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Pope expresses ‘spiritual closeness’ to Iran after death of president in helicopter crash

In a telegram, the Holy Father sent “condolences upon the deaths of President Ebrahim Raisi, Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, and ... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a video message to the conference “100 Years Since the ‘Concilium Sinense’” at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome on Tuesday, May 21, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis praises historic council in China as ‘an authentic synodal journey’

In a video message to a conference in Rome, the pope noted that Chinese Catholics have endured “times of patience... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

UK plans to end gender ideology in schools, set age-based sex education rules

A proposed update to Relationships, Sex, and Health Education (RSHE) lesson guidance would prohibit schools from teaching that “gender is... Read more


By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Possible miracle at Lourdes: Almost-blind woman recovers her sight

The Hospitality of Our Lady of Lourdes of Madrid concluded its 101st pilgrimage on May 19, serving 800 participants, one... Read more

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in early May urged Catholics to join a rally to oppose the “Equal Rights Amendment” (ERA) at the state capitol in St. Paul. The proposal “fails to protect Minnesotans from discrimination based on religion, could constitutionally mandate legal abortion up to the moment of birth, and promotes harmful gender ideology,” the archdiocese said.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

‘Equal Rights Amendment’ that could have expanded abortion fails in Minnesota

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis had in early May urged Catholics to join a rally to oppose the... Read more

Archbishop Orlando Beltran Quevedo?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Philippine cardinal condemns chapel bombing as ‘horrendous sacrilegious act’

A Catholic cardinal condemned the grenade attack on a village chapel during a Bible service that left two wounded in... Read more