Archive for May 29, 2024

The new gallery organ sits under construction at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Richmond, Virginia.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

A major organ build in Virginia highlights the ‘multidisciplinary’ art of church organ-making

The Richmond cathedral’s search for a new organ eventually led it to the firm of Juget-Sinclair, whose build of the... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims as he arrives at his general audience on Wednesday, May 29,  2024, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis opens new catechetical cycle on Holy Spirit’s role in salvation

Titled “The Spirit and the Bride: The Holy Spirit Guides God’s People Toward Jesus Our Hope,” the new cycle will... Read more

Bill Maher and Bishop Robert Barron.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Bishop Barron: Anti-religion Bill Maher has ‘become an ally’

In recent years, Bishop Robert Barron noted, the comedian has pivoted away from criticism of religion and more toward criticism... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Diocese of Fresno to file for bankruptcy amid sex abuse claims, bishop says

The bankruptcy filing comes after plaintiffs lodged 154 sex abuse complaints against the diocese. Read more

New York Attorney General Letitia James speaks to the media on May 26, 2022, in New York City.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

New York attorney general sued for ‘targeting’ pro-life pregnancy centers 

ADF filed the suit along with The National Institute of Family and Life Advocates on behalf of two nonprofit pro-life... Read more

The dome of St. Casimir Church in Buffalo, New York?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Diocese of Buffalo to merge a third of its parishes

Buffalo Bishop Michael Fisher said in a May 28 video statement that 34% of its parishes — about 55 —... Read more

San Damiano College for the Trades, which is currently accepting applications for its inaugural class in the fall of 2025, is geared toward young men and will be located on the former Springfield, Illinois, campus of the Franciscan Brothers of the Holy Cross.?w=200&h=150

By Martin Barillas

A new player in post-secondary Catholic education: San Damiano College for the Trades

The new college, which is currently accepting applications for its fall 2025 inaugural class, is geared toward young men. Read more

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen celebrates the episcopal consecration of Father John Kiplimo Lelei as auxiliary bishop of Kenya’s Diocese of Eldoret on May 25, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Jude Atemanke

Nuncio in Kenya: Church in Europe is losing ‘its inner compass’

Archbishop Hubertus van Megen recently highlighted some of the weaknesses of the Church in Europe, which he said reflect an... Read more

Pope Francis among the delegates of the Synod on Synodality held in October 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

U.S. bishops’ synod synthesis reveals desire for greater unity, evangelization

“This document reflects the sense that there exists among Catholics in the United States a deep desire to rebuild and... Read more