Archive for May 8, 2024

Children look on during a procession at the General Assembly that was held in Mingende in the Kundiawa Diocese in 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Kristina Millare

Children and youth to play central role in Pope Francis visit to Papua New Guinea

“Everything is ‘young’ in PNG: church, country, modern civilization,” said Father Giorgio Licini, an organizer of the pope’s upcoming trip... Read more

Thousands of pro-life activists participate in the Ireland March for Life on May 6, 2024, marching from St. Stephen’s Green in central Dublin to the Irish Parliament.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Ireland’s March for Life draws thousands amid ‘soaring’ abortions

Ahead of Ireland’s elections, speakers urged march attendees to “think pro-life” this year.  Read more


By Grant Goral

Montana Catholic bishops oppose abortion ballot initiative

In their May 3 letter, the bishops called the initiative an attack on the “recognition of the infinite dignity enjoyed... Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square during his Wednesday general audience on May 8, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis: Hope ‘is a gift that comes directly from God’

“Christians have hope not through their own merit. If they believe in the future, it is because Christ died and... Read more

Aboriginal dancers perform an Indigenous welcome ceremony at the opening Mass formally celebrating the start of World Youth Day 2008 at Barangaroo on July 15, 2008, in Sydney.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

From Australia to the Vatican: ‘Aboriginal Mass’ seeks official recognition

The liturgy has been celebrated for over 50 years in the Diocese of Broome, where some 13,000 Catholics live in... Read more

The French 19th-century three-masted barque Belem is seen from the Palais du Pharo in the southern port city of Marseille on May 8, 2024, before the Olympic Flame arrival ceremony, ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The Belem is set to reach Marseille on May 8 and ten thousand torchbearers will then carry the flame across 64 French territories.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Vatican prepares for summer Olympics with conference on faith and sports

The three-day international conference on sport and spirituality is titled “Putting Our Lives on the Line.” Read more

Pope Benedict XVI on April 21, 2007, in Vigevano, Italy.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Pope Benedict’s pectoral cross still missing as thief faces prison sentence

Addressing the court, the defendant said he knew that he did not appear credible but promised that the cross “would... Read more

Cincinnati Archbishop Dennis Schnurr.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Cincinnati archbishop diagnosed with cancer, will begin chemotherapy treatment

An archdiocesan spokesman told CNA on Wednesday morning that on Friday the archbishop “received a post-operation diagnosis of stage 3... Read more

Father Ricardo Mata.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Texas priest arrested over allegations of inappropriate contact with minors

The Diocese of Dallas said it had been “recently made aware of an allegation by a juvenile girl of inappropriate... Read more

Classroom in a Catholic school.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Court backs Catholic school sued by teacher in same-sex union who was denied rehire

The ruling affirmed that religious schools can hold employees to the moral teachings of the Church. Read more

St. Stanislaus of Szczepanów is depicted as the patron saint of Poland in a miniature painted by Stanisław Samostrzelnik of Mogiła.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Why did Pope Francis invoke St. Stanislaus for peace in Ukraine and Israel?

The pope prayed that the intercession of St. Stanislaus “obtain ... the gift of peace in Europe and throughout the... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Catholic radio stations push back on new race and gender reporting rules 

In February, FCC commissioners reinstated a requirement that radio stations must annually file a document that lists the race and... Read more

Servant of God Nino Baglieri.?w=200&h=150

By Abel Camasca

Cause for canonization of quadriplegic lay evangelist advances 

The diocesan phase of the cause of beatification of the Servant of God Nino Baglieri has been closed in Modica,... Read more

Bishop Anthony Pascal Rebello of the Catholic Diocese of Francistown in Botswana.?w=200&h=150

By Jude Atemanke

Botswana diocese mourns loss of bishop who collapsed during Mass

The Kenyan-born member of Society of the Divine Word of Indian origin turned 74 on March 18. Read more