Archive for June 11, 2024

A scene from “Digital Disciple: Carlo Acutis and the Eucharist” written by Philip Kosloski, the  founder of Voyage Comics & Publishing.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Tech-savvy Catholics embrace Carlo Acutis: ‘Saintliness is possible in this modern era’

In recent years, Carlo’s embrace and masterful use of technology as a part of his holy life has inspired many... Read more

A reporter from an Israeli news outlet at a press conference hosted by the Rossing Center for Education and Dialogue. The Center presented its report called “Attacks on Christians in Israel and East Jerusalem” on June 4, 2024, at the Tantur Ecumenical Institute in Jerusalem.?w=200&h=150

By Marinella Bandini

Interreligous group releases report highlighting harassment of Christians in Holy Land

According to the report, there were 90 known attacks in 2023, a notable increase in cases of spitting, physical, and... Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Wojda was named president of the Polish bishops’ conference on March 14, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Amid abortion debate, Polish bishops urge protection of the unborn

A letter issued by the bishops on the protection of life comes amid growing pressure from lawmakers to dismantle Poland’s... Read more

Workers in Rome discovered a centuries-old skeleton during a June 2024 construction dig near the Vatican for one of the building projects for the Catholic Church’s 2025 Jubilee.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Workers discover human skeleton during Jubilee construction dig in Rome

The skeleton was unearthed during excavations to create an underground motorway that will create a pedestrian-only road to St. Peter’s... Read more

French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, exit a polling booth adorned with curtains displaying the colors of the flag of France before casting their ballot for the European Parliament election at a polling station in Le Touquet, northern France, on June 9, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

French euthanasia bill on hold as Macron calls ‘snap election’

Reims Archbishop Éric de Moulins-Beaufort said earlier this year that the measure would “shift our entire health care system toward... Read more

A man receives his ballot for the European elections in a polling station in The Hague on June 6, 2024, on the first day of the European Parliament election.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Bishops urge EU leaders to tackle voter disillusionment following elections

The bishops’ commission underscored the pressing issue of persistent voter disengagement and the alarming rise of nationalist, Euroskeptic parties. Read more

Massimo Bianchi and Cristiane Murray address attendees at a June 11, 2024, Vatican press conference regarding the upcoming Vatican Observatory conference to take place June 17–24, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

From the Big Bang to black holes: Vatican, scientists to explore questions of the universe

Dozens of astrophysicists and cosmologists will explore the Big Bang and other topics of the universe next week at a... Read more

Malawi Vice President Saulos Chilima speaks at a press conference at his private residence in Lilongwe on Feb. 5, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Africa

Malawi’s vice president, a ‘devout Catholic,’ among 10 confirmed dead in plane crash

The secretary general of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi, Father Valeriano Mtseka, described the late vice president as a “devout... Read more

Pope Francis waves to the crowd gathered in St. Peter's Square to hear his Angelus address on Sunday, June 9, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican to publish new document on papal primacy

The document, titled “The Bishop of Rome: Primacy and Synodality in Ecumenical Dialogue and Responses to the Encyclical Ut Unum... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Massachusetts launches ‘first-in-the-nation’ effort to target pregnancy resource centers

The state’s Department of Public Health says it will launch an “education campaign” to highlight “the dangers and potential harm”... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

U.S. bishops invite Catholics to ‘pray, reflect, and act’ to promote religious freedom

Marking Religious Freedom Week, beginning June 22, the bishops invited Catholics to reflect on a particular topic related to religious... Read more

Archbishop Samuel Aquila leads the Eucharistic procession down Colfax Avenue in Denver on June 9, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

PHOTOS: Nearly 5,000 brave heat for largest Eucharistic procession in Denver history

The most recent stop in the Junipero Serra Route of the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage was on Sunday, June 9, in... Read more

Hundreds of pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators hold rallies alongside each other as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the high-stakes abortion pill case Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. Food and Drug Administration, March 26, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Republicans nix amendment to spending bill that restricted abortion pill access 

Lawmakers did not include language that would have prohibited pharmacy chains like Walgreens and CVS from dispensing the abortion pill... Read more

Pope Francis meets with priests of the Diocese of Rome at the Salesian Pontifical University on June 11, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú,Walter Sánchez Silva

Vatican: Pope Francis speaks again about the admission of homosexuals to seminaries

The Vatican Press Office reported that during a closed-door meeting, the pope again discussed the admission of men “with homosexual... Read more