Archive for May 31, 2024

Lorenzo and Jacopo Salimbeni, “The Visitation,” 1416. Oratio of St. John the Baptist, Urbino, Italy.?w=200&h=150

By Zoe Romanowsky

4 things to ponder on the feast of the Visitation

May 31 is the feast of the Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth, the second joyful mystery of the rosary. Read more

Charlie McCullough, in grey hoodie, walks with the Eucharistic procession through southern Texas.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is ‘bringing out the best in people,’ pilgrims say

The National Eucharistic Pilgrimage is an unprecedented Catholic effort to walk with the Eucharist thousands of miles across the United... Read more

Statue of St. Peter in front of St. Peter's Basilica.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Catholic doctors, ethicists criticize Pontifical Academy for Life

Experts argue that a book published by the Pontifical Academy book spreads “misleading and confusing” theological and medical information. Read more

Peace reigns inside Dar Mariam, the residence of the Salesian Sisters in Sudan despite the fact that it has been surrounded by heavy gunfire and bombed multiple times as war rages on in the northeastern African country.?w=200&h=150

By Agnes Aineah

In midst of brutal war, Sudanese Catholic community says ‘relationship with God has grown’

Peace reigns inside Dar Mariam, the residence of the Salesian Sisters in Sudan, despite the fact that it has been... Read more


By Matt McDonald

Tennessee bans minors’ interstate gender transitioning without parental consent

Supporters call it a parental rights bill. Opponents say it’s unnecessary and a shot at transgender people.  Read more

Frances Hui is policy and advocacy coordinator for the Committee for Freedom in Hong Kong Foundation.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

As Jimmy Lai languishes in prison, fellow activists convicted in Hong Kong

Fourteen pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong have been convicted of subversion while billionaire Catholic convert Jimmy Lai, 76, remains imprisoned. Read more


By Matt McDonald

Tennessee bans ‘abortion trafficking’ of underage girls   

The new Class C felony, called “abortion trafficking of a minor,” applies to an adult who “recruits, harbors, or transports”... Read more

Catholics attend Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral, the seat of the Archdiocese of Lahore, on Aug. 20, 2023, four days after mob attacked several Pakistani churches over blasphemy allegations. More than 80 Christian homes and 19 churches were vandalized when hundreds rampaged through a Christian neighbourhood in Jaranwala in Punjab province on Aug. 16.?w=200&h=150

By Aftab Alexander Mughal

Church responds to mob attack on Christians in Pakistan

After the recent attack on Christians in Sargodha, Church officials strongly condemned the incident. Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, speaks at Philadelphia’s Eucharistic Congress on Sept. 30, 2023. ?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

U.S. bishops to Congress: Abortion funding is ‘antithesis of health care and justice’

Bishop Michael Burbidge highlighted in a May 16 letter that the USCCB “will oppose any bill that expands taxpayer funding... 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 Tyler Arnold

Catholic bishop: Biden administration ‘subverted’ pro-family policy by mandating abortion leave

In an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal, USCCB president Archbishop Timothy Broglio, denounced the EEOC for its new... Read more

The procession in Zahle, Lebanon, for the feast of Corpus Christi, May 30, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Marguerita Kallassy

Feast of Corpus Christi: Lebanon celebrates 199 years of miraculous Eucharistic event

Thousands of Christians flocked to Zahle, Lebanon, on Thursday, May 30, a city nicknamed “The City of 52 Churches,” to... Read more

Pro-life supporters take part in a "Rally for Life" march and celebration outside the Texas State Capitol on Jan. 27, 2024, in Austin, Texas.?w=200&h=150

By Matt McDonald

Texas Supreme Court upholds law outlawing abortion even in so-called ‘hard cases’

The Texas Supreme Court has upheld the state’s law outlawing almost all abortions, turning aside a challenge based on severe... Read more

Pro-life activists protest the incarceration of nine activists charged with FACE Act violations.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Another elderly pro-life activist sentenced to two years in prison

Paulette Harlow, 75, was sentenced to two years in jail Friday after being convicted last November of participating in a... Read more