Archive for June 14, 2024

Interior view of a stained-glass window of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Pawhuska, Oklahoma.?w=200&h=150

By Mark Irons

Update: U.S. bishops apologize to Indigenous Catholics, vow to address ‘unique cultural needs’

In a document on ministering to Native American Catholics the bishops write: “The Church recognizes that it has played a... Read more

An unknown security guard stands at the entrance of a church destroyed during the fighting with ISIS in Mosul, Iraq.?w=200&h=150

By Georgena Habbaba

10 years after Mosul’s destruction, will Christians come back?

Mosul’s exiled Christians grapple today with rebuilding their lives while demanding accountability and a future built on equity and justice. Read more

Former abortionist turned pro-life advocate Dr. John Bruchalski speaks at a Live Action press conference in Washington, D.C., on June 12, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones,Ken Oliver-Méndez

‘The fight for life is far from over:’ Principled pro-life advocates, lawmakers uphold cause

Several leading pro-life advocates and lawmakers gathered in Washington for a Live Action press conference to underscore the violence of... Read more

Father José María Calderón (left) is Spain's national director of the Pontifical Missions Society. Serafín Suárez (right) is a missionary in Zimbabwe.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Pontifical Missions: Sons and daughters of Spain still leaders in global mission field

The report reveals that in 2023 Spain fielded more than 6,000 active missionaries in 1,123 mission territories spread across 139... Read more

Bishop Michael Burbidge of the Diocese of Arlington, Virginia, is chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Pro-Life Activities.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell

U.S. bishops’ pro-life chair on opposition to abortion pill: It’s ‘because we love women’ 

The high court’s unanimous decision on Thursday found that the plaintiffs did not have legal standing to sue the U.S.... Read more

A group of comedians and humorists, including Chris Rock and Jimmy Fallon (center), share a lighthearted exchange with Pope Francis during a gathering with the pope in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican on June 14, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis gets laughs at meeting with big-name comedians

Pope Francis took the stage in front of over 100 comedians and humorists, including Americans Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and... Read more

Head coach of the Boston Celtics Joe Mazzulla (left) and forward Jayson Tatum.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Boston Celtics head coach, now in NBA finals, treasures his Catholic faith

A devout Catholic, Joe Mazzulla is in his second season as head coach for the Boston franchise. Here’s how he... Read more

USCCB president Archbishop Timothy Broglio speaks at the bishops' spring meeting, Thursday, June 13, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell

Archbishop Broglio reminds bishops about Church teaching on transgenderism

Broglio’s remarks come less than a month after news broke that a woman identifying as a man was living a... Read more

The University of Notre Dame School of Law.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Notre Dame religious liberty clinic backs lawsuit against church grant discrimination

The clinic’s amicus brief argues that “excluding religious organizations from generally available grant programs” both “violates the law and harms... Read more

Pope Francis participates in his first G7 Summit on June 14, 2024. In his remarks, the pontiff stressed that human dignity requires that the decisions of artificial intelligence (AI) be under the control of human beings.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis at G7: AI must not replace human decision-making

Pope Francis at the G7 summit on Friday stressed that human dignity requires that the decisions of artificial intelligence be... Read more

Cardinal Christophe Pierre, the Vatican's nuncio to the United States, speaks to the U.S. bishops at their annual fall assembly in Baltimore on Nov. 14, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell

Pope Francis’ ambassador conveys Holy Father’s enthusiasm for Eucharistic revival

“Pope Francis is united with us in his desire that people rediscover the power of the Eucharist,” Cardinal Christophe Pierre... Read more

Cardinal Robert McElroy, bishop of San Diego, celebrates Mass at St. Patrick's Church in Rome Aug. 28, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

San Diego Diocese files for bankruptcy to address sexual abuse claims

The Diocese of San Diego filed for bankruptcy on Thursday, the latest U.S. diocese to do so in response to... Read more

Bishop Edward M. Lohse.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Vatican appoints new administrator of Steubenville Diocese amid possible merger

The Vatican has removed Bishop Paul Bradley as apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Steubenville, the bishop revealed on Friday.  Read more


By Martin Barillas

Top European human rights court rules countries can’t be forced to introduce assisted suicide

The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favor of Hungary’s right to uphold its laws prohibiting assisted suicide,... Read more

Delegates vote to approve a synthesis report at the conclusion of the Synod on Synodality on Oct. 28, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Theologians conclude evaluation of synod reports after Rome meeting

A group of 20 theologians concluded an evaluation of 107 synod reports from national bishops’ conferences and Eastern Catholic Churches... Read more

Adele Brise.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell

U.S. bishops vote to take first steps to declare Adele Brise a saint

Brise, an immigrant from Belgium living in northern Wisconsin, witnessed the first and only approved Marian apparition in the United... Read more

Pope Francis meets with U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday, June 14, 2024, after a session at the G7 summit, which is being held June 13–15 in the southern Italian region of Puglia.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Joe Biden meets with Pope Francis at G7 Summit to discuss foreign policy, climate change

President Joe Biden privately met with Pope Francis early Friday evening in Apulia, Italy, at the Group of Seven (G7)... Read more