Archive for June 12, 2024

Bearded former punk band guitarist Father Giulio Vannucci and former policeman Father Michele Di Stefano flank Bishop Giovanni Nerbini following their June 8, 2024, ordination to the Catholic priesthood.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Former punk band guitarist, policeman ordained to Catholic priesthood

The Cathedral of Prato, Italy, was the setting last Saturday for the ordination of a former punk band guitarist and... Read more

Actor Paras Patel as Matthew in the hit series “The Chosen.”?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

‘The Chosen’ actor Paras Patel says portraying Matthew has ‘given me my purpose’

Season 4 of the hit series “The Chosen” has been officially released for streaming exclusively on “The Chosen” app. Read more

Pope Francis addresses pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square for his general audience on Wednesday, June 12, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Keep your homilies short or ‘people will fall asleep’

Speaking at his Wednesday catechesis on June 12, the pope explained that the goal of a homily is to “help... Read more

U.S. bishops gather in Baltimore for their spring assembly in 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell

U.S. bishops gear up for spring gathering in Louisville, Kentucky

During public sessions beginning June 13, the bishops will vote on whether to approve a draft document that contains a... Read more

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

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis reportedly again uses derogatory word when discussing gay seminarians

The pope said there was “an air of faggotry” at the Vatican, according to reports. Read more

Bryan and Rebecca Gantt, two foster parents in Vermont, had their licenses revoked for refusing to embrace gender ideology.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Foster parents sue Vermont after state revokes license for rejecting gender ideology

Vermont requires foster parents to affirm that they would support a child in his or her self-asserted gender identity and... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Two court rulings deal blow, victory to U.S. transgender advocates

Two court rulings in Florida and Texas simultaneously dealt both a victory and a setback to transgender advocates in the... Read more

Sister Mary Rose Chinn of the Handmaids of the Triune God attends a Byzantine Divine Liturgy at Holy Protection of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Church in downtown Denver on June 8, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

The nun in a tent: Meet the sister who’s following the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage

Equipped with her car, a tent, and the “angels and saints in heaven,” Sister Mary Rose Chinn follows the online... Read more

The 38th (Irish) Brigade marches at the Vatican in June 1944.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican commemorates 80th anniversary of Pius XII’s meeting with Allied troops

On June 12, 1944, Pius XII gave an enthusiastic speech in English thanking the members of the 38th (Irish) Brigade... Read more

Mark Clifford, president of the Committee for Freedom of Hong Kong and the author of a forthcoming biography of Jimmy Lai, speaks with “EWTN News Nightly” on June 11, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Jimmy Lai biographer: Trial is a ‘sham,’ but faith gives him ‘strength’

Lai, the Chinese-born founder of the anti-government newspaper Apple Daily, entered a not guilty plea to charges of conspiring to... Read more

Aram I, the top leader of the Armenian Church of Cilicia, meets with Pope Francis at the Vatican on June 12, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Armenian Church leader, Pope Francis meet at Vatican

For the first time in 10 years, Pope Francis met Wednesday with His Holiness Aram I, the leader of the... Read more

A technician does control check of the in vitro fertilization process using a microscope.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Southern Baptist Convention approves resolution opposing IVF

The Southern Baptist Convention, the largest Protestant denomination in the U.S., on Wednesday voted to approve a resolution opposing the... Read more