Archive for May 9, 2024

The St. John Paul II matching rosary and necklace bundle from Abundantly Yours.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Mother’s Day gifts from small mom-run Catholic businesses

This gift guide of products from Catholic shops owned by mothers can help you honor the women in your life. Read more

Kariye, the former Byzantine Church of St. Savior in Chora in Istanbul in 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Nathalie Ritzmann

PHOTOS: Former Byzantine Church converted to a mosque in Istanbul is reopened

The Church of St. Savior in Chora was converted into a mosque in 1511, then became a museum in 1948... Read more

Xóchitl Gálvez, Jorge Álvarez Máynez, and Claudia Sheinbaum.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Colín

Where do the Mexican presidential candidates stand on abortion and the LGBT lobby’s agenda?

There are three candidates in the race for president of Mexico: Claudia Sheinbaum, Xóchitl Gálvez, and Jorge Álvarez Máynez. Read more

The Ascension of Jesus Christ. Giotto di Bondone, 1305.?w=200&h=150

By Father Roger Landry

How Christ’s ascension takes the training wheels off our faith

The celebration of the Ascension is an annual opportunity for us to focus on the implications Jesus’ return to the... Read more

Dainelys Soto, Genesis Contreras, and Daniel Soto, who arrived from Venezuela after crossing the U.S. border from Mexico, wait for dinner at a hotel provided by the Annunciation House on Sept. 22, 2022, in El Paso, Texas.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Texas says Catholic group should be shut down over ‘criminal enterprise’ at U.S. border

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Paxton accused Annunciation House in El Paso of facilitating “illegal border crossings.” Read more

Vice President Kamala Harris speaks about Florida’s new six-week abortion ban during an event at the Prime Osborn Convention Center on May 1, 2024, in Jacksonville, Florida.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Biden-Harris go all in for ‘reproductive freedom’ 

Here’s what is going on with abortion throughout the country.  Read more

An external view of the Chapel of the Ascension on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem during the procession of the Franciscan friars after the first vespers of the Ascension solemnity on May 8, 2024. The procession circled the chapel three times.?w=200&h=150

By Marinella Bandini

PHOTOS: Catholics gather at site of Jesus’ ascension in Jerusalem

“I’m excited to have come to pray in the actual place of the Ascension... I want to be closer to... Read more

Pope Francis addresses the crowd at the proclamation of the papal bull “Spes Non Confudit,” meaning “Hope Does Not Disappoint,” at the Vatican on Thursday, May 9, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis proclaims 2025 Jubilee papal bull: ‘Hope does not disappoint’

The papal bull declares that the Jubilee will officially begin with the opening of the Holy Door of St. Peter’s... Read more

Pope Francis at vespers following the proclamation of the papal bull “Spes Non Confudit,” meaning “Hope does not disappoint,” at the Vatican, Thursday, May 9, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Pope Francis

Full Text of ‘Spes Non Confundit,’ papal bull for the 2025 Jubilee Year

The pope presided over a formal reading of the Jubilee’s Papal Bull of Indiction in the atrium of St. Peter’s... Read more

Attorney General of Massachusetts Andrea Joy Campbell speaks onstage during the pro-abortion EMILYs List's 2023 Pre-Oscars Breakfast at on March 7, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Democratic attorneys general form ‘reproductive rights working group’

The group is being led by Massachusetts Attorney General Andrea Campbell, who said the group will serve as a “united... Read more

Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller of the Archdiocese of San Antonio.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

San Antonio archbishop deletes some social media posts about Gaza war

In posts on X, Archbishop Gustavo García-Sillar expressed solidarity with Palestinians while also appearing to conflate the Jewish people with... Read more

Pope Francis meets with participants of the “Care Is Work, Work Is Care” event sponsored by the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development on May 8, 2024, at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Migration helps offset serious problem of low birth rate in rich countries, Pope Francis says

Addressing participants at an event titled “Care Is Work, Work Is Care,” the Holy Father reflected on decent work and... Read more

People flee their neighborhoods on May 2, 2024, after armed gangs terrorized the Delmas 24 and Solino areas on the night of May 1 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.?w=200&h=150

By Ana Paula Morales

Haiti in danger of ‘a real genocide,’ priest warns

“The people [of Haiti] who are crying out for help today need men and women of goodwill from all countries... Read more

Notre Dame University.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Anti-Israel protesters at University of Notre Dame arrested

Notre Dame joined the ranks of colleges such as the University of California-Los Angeles and Columbia University where student protests... Read more

Angelic Molen of Zimbabwe was ordained a deaconess in the Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and of All Africa, a part of the Eastern Orthodox Church.?w=200&h=150

By Martin Barillas

Orthodox Church ordains female deacon 

The Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa ordained Zimbabwean Angelic Molen as a deaconess in the Orthodox Church. Read more

Independent presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy Jr. speaks at a Cesar Chavez Day event at Union Station on March 30, 2024, in Los Angeles.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. endorses unrestricted abortion ‘even if it’s full term’

“My belief is that we should leave it to the woman, we shouldn’t have government involved,” Kennedy said on an... Read more

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry addresses young pilgrims to the March for Life from his Nebraska district outside the U.S. Capitol in January 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Department of Justice goes after pro-life former Rep. Fortenberry again

Federal prosecutors refiled charges against pro-life former Rep. Jeff Fortenberry in relation to allegations that he made false statements to... Read more

Crittenton Hospital Medical Center in Rochester, Michigan belongs to the network of Ascension Health facilities in 19 U.S. states and the District of Columbia.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Cyberattack on largest Catholic hospital chain in the U.S. disrupts care 

Ascension Health, the largest chain of Catholic hospitals in the U.S. is investigating a cyberattack that has affected “access to... Read more