Archive for May 23, 2024

Blessed Carlo Acutis.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton,Courtney Mares

10 things you should know about Blessed Carlo Acutis

Who was Carlo Acutis? Was his body found incorrupt? Was he really a gamer? What did he play? Here are... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Analysis shows number of nonreligious Americans stabilizing after prior surge

The number of Americans who identify as atheist, agnostic, and nonaffiliated appears to be stabilizing, according to an analysis published... Read more

Carlo Acutis.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Carlo Acutis to be first millennial saint: Pope Francis recognizes miracle for canonization

The Italian computer-coding teenager who died of cancer in 2006 is known for his great devotion to the real presence... Read more

Israel Antiquities Authority excavation in Rahat (aerial view), May 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Marinella Bandini

Archaeological discovery sheds light on Christian pilgrimages to Holy Land 1,500 years ago

Archaeologists from the Israel Antiquities Authority have discovered a Byzantine-period church in the northern Negev desert with wall art displaying... Read more

The Biden administration holds that the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA) can be used to require emergency room doctors to perform abortions.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne,Tyler Arnold

Biden administration launches reporting tool for health law at center of abortion dispute

At the center of the dispute is the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA). Read more

The Cathedral of St. Augustine in Kalamazoo, Michigan.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Michigan attorney general releases third report on alleged diocesan abuse

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel has released the third of seven reports on alleged sexual abuse in dioceses throughout the... Read more

The Reverend Mother Superior Teresa Agnes Gerlach of the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Arlington, Texas.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Vatican reinstates Carmelite nun after bishop’s dismissal in Texas over affair with priest

The Holy See has reinstated a Carmelite mother superior nearly a year after the bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, dismissed... Read more

St. Vincent de Paul Church, the oldest Catholic parish church in continuous use in Baltimore, which was dedicated in 1841, is among the churches slated for closure.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Number of Catholic parishes in Baltimore’s core will be halved, archdiocese says 

The Archdiocese of Baltimore announced this week that more than half of the parishes in Baltimore’s historic city core will... Read more

A Virginia council of the Knights of Columbus will be permitted to hold its annual Memorial Day Mass on Monday, May 27, 2024, in a federal cemetery after the National Park Service (NPS) backed down and allowed the group to hold the observance.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Federal government backs down, allows Virginia Knights to hold annual Memorial Day Mass 

The fraternal organization, which has “held the service at the park every year since at least the 1960s,” will be... Read more

A moment of prayer during the procession through the narrow streets of the Christian quarter of Bab-Touma (St. Paul) in the Old City of Damascus on July 9, 2023, in celebration of the liturgical feast of the Martyrs of Damascus.?w=200&h=150

By Marinella Bandini

Joy in Syria: Pope Francis gives ‘green light’ for canonization of ‘Martyrs of Damascus’ 

The Vatican has announced that eight Franciscan friars and three laymen who were killed for their faith in Syria will... Read more

Pope Francis speaks from the window of the Apostolic Palace on a rainy Sunday in Rome on Feb. 11, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Pope Francis lambasts the scourge of human trafficking 

Pope Francis today urged the abolition of human trafficking, “one of the most terrible scourges of our time” that disrespects... Read more

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Coptic Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Cardinal Fernández meets with Coptic Church leader over same-sex blessing rift

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández, who heads the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, met with the leader of the... Read more


By Matt McDonald

Florida priest charged for biting arm of woman he says was desecrating Eucharist

Father Fidel Rodriguez admitted to police that he bit the woman but said he did so only after she reached... Read more