Archive for May 6, 2024

The CatéGPT logo.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Not all Catholic AI bots are creepy: Some new tools for learning about the faith

In the past year or so, several online AI tools have been released that generate authoritative-sounding answers about Catholic teaching... Read more

Solar panels on the affordable housing Bishop Valero Residence in Astoria, Queens.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

‘Love of neighbor at a global scale’: Dioceses launch faith-driven environmental programs

As part of the Pope Francis-led effort to make ecological care a priority for the global Church, dioceses across the... Read more

Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), pictured in 1938-1939.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Could Edith Stein be declared the next doctor of the Church?

Pope Francis received an official request from the superior general of the Discalced Carmelites, Father Miguel Márquez Calle, on April... Read more

The Vatican announced on May 6, 2024, that Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor John McDermott as the bishop of the Diocese of Burlington, Vermont.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Pope Francis appoints new bishop of Burlington, Vermont

Vermont priest John McDermott was named bishop after serving as administrator of the Burlington Diocese since October of last year.  Read more

Pilgrims gather in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican for Pope Francis’ Regina Caeli prayer and address on Sunday, May 5, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Armed priest arrested as he tried to enter the Vatican for Pope Francis’ Regina Caeli

According to the Italian news agency ANSA, the priest tried to pass through the metal detector carrying an air pistol,... Read more

Abortion pill reversal seeks to counter the effects of the first progesterone-blocking abortion pill, providing an opportunity to save the unborn child.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

New York attorney general sues pregnancy centers over abortion pill reversal statements

Letitia James in her filing alleged that there is “no competent and reliable scientific evidence” to support the abortion pill... Read more

Pro-lifers march in Colombia on May 4, 2024, in the country's capital, Bogotá, and other cities and towns throughout the country.?w=200&h=150

By Eduardo Berdejo

Colombians march simultaneously in multiple cities to demand end to abortion

Under the theme “Colombia, With Life There Is Hope,” tens of thousands of Colombians took to the streets May 4... Read more

President Joe Biden presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to U.S. swimmer Katie Ledecky in the East Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., on May 3, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Catholic Olympic swimmer awarded presidential Medal of Freedom 

Katie Ledecky, Olympic swimmer, devout Catholic, and winner of 10 Olympic medals, received the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Friday.  Read more

Naples Archbishop Domenico Battaglia kisses the reliquary containing the blood of St. Januarius on May 4, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Blood of St. Januarius miraculously liquifies again

The miracle of the liquefaction of the blood of St. Januarius, bishop, martyr, and patron saint of Naples, Italy, was... Read more

Bishop Bart van Roijen walked the length of the Gaza Strip on April 29 in support of those suffering due to the Israel-Hamas conflict.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Catholic bishop walks length of Gaza Strip in support of cease-fire

A Catholic bishop in eastern Canada walked the length of the Gaza Strip on April 29 in support of those... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

New study suggests rampant ‘cafeteria Catholicism’

Few Catholics are in full agreement with Church teaching on abortion, euthanasia, and the death penalty.  Read more

The Diocese of Pittsburgh's Gismondi Job Training Program helps those in need.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Catholic Charities to open ‘Compassion Corner’ to serve homeless, poor in Pittsburgh

The nonprofit charity group is renovating a former office building located in downtown Pittsburgh to provide services, programs, and a... Read more