Archive for May 30, 2024

For the first time in decades, young men are more likely to stay in the church, while young women are leaving, according to a recent U.S. study.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

The ‘Gen Z’ flip: Why young women are leaving religion — and how to bring them back

For the first time in decades, young men are more likely to stick with religion, while young women are leaving,... Read more


By Diego López Colín

Is it a sin for Catholics to not vote in elections?

The year 2024 is considered the biggest election year in history. This historical moment raises the question for Catholics: Is... Read more

A refugee camp in Gaza houses those displaced by the war.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Catholic Relief Services unable to provide aid to southern Gaza amid ongoing war

“Most of the aid crosses through Rafah, and the Rafah crossing has been closed since early May because of the... Read more

Jesus and the disciples during Season 4 of "The Chosen."?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

‘The Chosen’ announces Season 4 streaming; show’s creator gives Season 5 preview

The creators of the hit series “The Chosen” announced May 29 that Season 4 will be available for public streaming... Read more

On his second day in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa, Feb. 1, 2023, Pope Francis listened to the stories of victims of violence from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s conflict-ridden eastern region.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

14 Catholics killed in Democratic Republic of Congo after refusing to convert to Islam

The Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano reported that the 14 Catholics were killed in North Kivu by members of an ISIS-affiliated... Read more

Bishop Dominicus Meier OSB.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Benedictine Bishop Dominicus Meier replaces Bode in Osnabrück Diocese in Germany

The Diocese of Osnabrück in northwestern Germany will be led by a Benedictine monk and bishop: Dominicus Meier will follow... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Florida church employee pleads guilty to defrauding parish of $775,000

The stolen money went toward “expensive purchases of concert and show tickets, luxury goods, payments to her home mortgage, and... Read more

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier delivers a speech during the opening ceremony of the103rd German Catholic Convention on May 29, 2024, in Erfurt, Germany.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

German president laments Church’s diminished role at ‘Catholics Day’

Both Pope Francis and the German president addressed participants at the national Catholic event underway this week. Read more

On the solemnity of Corpus Christi,  the Eucharist — the real presence of Christ — is given public and solemn adoration, love, and gratitude.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Pope Francis: The Eucharist is God’s response to the deepest hunger of the heart

The Holy Father will offer Mass and lead the traditional Eucharistic procession from St. John Lateran Basilica to St. Mary... Read more


By Kate Quiñones

Lawmakers call for studying environmental impact of abortion pill 

Here’s a look at abortion-related and pro-life developments that took place in Washington, D.C., and various U.S. states recently. Read more

Pope Francis greets a woman religious at a Mass on the World Day of Consecrated Life, the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, on Feb. 2, 2024, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Pope Francis hails ‘immense gift’ of vocation to the consecrated life

Pope Francis on Thursday addressed a message to participants in a conference on consecrated religious life currently taking place in... Read more

Joe Donnelly was appointed U.S. ambassador to the Holy See by President Joe Biden on April 11, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

U.S. Ambassador to Holy See Joe Donnelly will step down, report says

Former Democratic Sen. Joe Donnelly from Indiana is reportedly stepping down from his post to return home to Indiana. Read more

Copies of the Vatican document Dignitas Infinita which was published on April 8, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Trans-identifying monk risks ‘scandal’ and ‘confusion’ in Church, experts say

Christian Matson, a hermit living in the Diocese of Lexington, Kentucky, went public with her transgender identity in a May... Read more