Archive for May 28, 2024


By Daniel Payne

Bishops’ call to address ‘maternal health crisis’ highlights U.S. maternal death rate

The U.S. bishops this month urged Congress to address the “maternal health crisis” in the United States. Read more

A mom receives a donation of free gifts at ABC Pregnancy Resource Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Report: Pro-life pregnancy centers provided over $367.9 million worth of services in 2022

A new report finds that 2,750 pro-life pregnancy resource centers in the United States provided nearly $367.9 million worth of... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in Santa Fe, New Mexico.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

New Mexico priest dies by suicide amid child sex abuse investigation

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe said in a press release that Daniel Balizan had “taken his life” ahead of “a... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his Wednesday general audience on May 22, 2024, at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Vatican apologizes after pope’s derogatory remark on gay men in Catholic seminaries

Spokesman Matteo Bruni told journalists that the pope “never intended to offend or express himself in homophobic terms, and he... Read more

Dan and Whitney Belprez run Two Sparrows Farms, named for God’s promise to care for his sons and daughters. The couple has grown the farm and a family while holding to the truth that God provides through every trial and triumph.?w=200&h=150

By Mary Gates

Catholic family dedicated to regenerative agriculture says farming and faith go together

Michigan couple Dan and Whitney Belprez own Two Sparrows Farms and have grown their farm and family while holding that... Read more

After a four-year hiatus, the Corpus Christi festival is returning on Thursday, May 30, 2024, to Gilberto Parada Stadium in the town of Montero, Bolivia, where it is expected to draw the attendance of approximately 30,000 people, as in previous years.?w=200&h=150

By Julieta Villar

Corpus Christi: 30,000 people expected to turn out for festival in Bolivia stadium 

After a four-year hiatus, the Corpus Christi festival is returning this year to Montero, Bolivia, where it is expected to... Read more

The tomb of Blessed Carlo Acutis in Assisi, Italy.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Marina

Carlo Acutis: What did he die of and where is he buried?

The news of the upcoming canonization of Blessed Carlo Acutis has people wanting to know about the circumstances of his... Read more

Kansas City Chiefs' kicker Harrison Butker (left) and Kansas City Chiefs' punter Tommy Townsend watch the ball during Super Bowl LVII between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Philadelphia Eagles at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona, on Feb. 12, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Harrison Butker doubles down on commencement speech at Catholic gala

“If it wasn’t clear that the timeless Catholic values are hated by many, it is now,” Kansas City Chiefs’ kicker... Read more

A painting by Italian master Caravaggio titled “Ecce Homo” is pictured at the Prado museum in Madrid, Spain, on May 27, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Lost masterpiece of Christ now on display: ‘One of the greatest discoveries in the history of art’

The lost painting by Caravaggio was recently rediscovered and is now on display at the Museo del Prado in Madrid,... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaks at the USCCB fall plenary assembly Nov. 14, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

New report shows fewer abuse claims brought against U.S. Catholic clerics

The number of sex abuse allegations is down from 2,704 allegations brought the prior year, the report states, while some... Read more