Archive for June 5, 2024

Apparition of St. Margaret Mary Alacoque of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Why is June the month of the Sacred Heart of Jesus?

Jesus appeared to Sister Margaret Mary Alacoque in 1673 and began revealing ways to venerate his Sacred Heart. Read more

The president of Chile, Gabriel Boric, announced his support for measures to legalize abortion and euthanasia in the country.?w=200&h=150

By Julieta Villar

Chile’s bishops push back against president’s abortion and euthanasia advocacy

In the president’s June 1 address to the opening session of congress, he announced that at the end of the... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at the general audience in St. Peter's Square on May 22, 2024. An altar painting of the Sacred Heart of Jesus by Francesco de Rhoden inside the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Rome, Italy.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis to write reflection on Sacred Heart of Jesus devotion

The pontiff asked for prayers as he prepares to publish the document in September. Read more

Cardinal John Atcherley Dew on Feb. 14, 2015, in Vatican City.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Vatican clears New Zealand Cardinal John Dew of abuse allegations

The allegation of historical sexual abuse had been raised against Dew around the time he retired as archbishop of Wellington... Read more

Pope Francis gives a thumbs up to those gathered at his general audience on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

At general audience, Pope Francis explains the correct use of Christian freedom

Speaking in St. Peter’s Square during his weekly public audience, the pope gave the second lesson in a series of... Read more

Building of the general curia of the Jesuit order on Borgo Santo Spirito, Rome.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

UPDATE: Theologians hold closed-door meeting in Rome on guidance document for October synod

The June 4–13 closed-door gathering of experts in theology, ecclesiology, and canon law is being held at the Jesuit general... Read more

Ranking Member Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-Louisiana, speaks about the development of a preborn baby during a Senate Committee on Health hearing titled "The Assault on Women's Freedoms: How Abortion Bans Have Created a Health Care Nightmare Across America" on Capitol Hill on June 4, 2024, in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Democrat-led Senate panel scrutinizes pro-life laws ahead of election

The June 4 Health, Education, and Labor Committee hearing invited four pro-abortion witnesses and two pro-life witnesses. Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims at his general audience on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to take 8-week break in liturgical schedule this summer

The 87-year-old pope does not have any public Masses on his schedule for eight weeks in July and August, according... Read more


By Kate Quiñones

Colorado discriminated against Catholic preschools, judge finds

A federal court ruled Tuesday that the state’s decision to exclude Catholic preschools was unconstitutional. Read more

People visit a polling station to cast their vote during the second phase of voting on April 26, 2024, in a village in Ukhrul district, Manipur, India.?w=200&h=150

By Anto Akkara

Indian Christians see Hindu nationalist party’s failure to win majority as vote against Modi 

“The big story of this election is that arrogant Prime Minister Modi has been cut to size by the people’s... Read more

Rodrigo Iván Cortés, president of the National Front for the Family, described Claudia Sheinbaum's victory as “very bad news for life, family, and freedoms.”?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Colín,Martin Barillas

Pro-family leaders in Mexico react to Sheinbaum’s election 

Various pro-life, pro-family, and Catholic leaders in Mexico have reacted with concern to the election of Claudia Sheinbaum as president... Read more

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-New York, speaks during a news conference on the Right to Contraception Act outside the U.S. Capitol on June 5, 2024, in Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Senate rejects ‘Trojan horse’ Right to Contraception Act

The legislation failed to reach the 60 votes it needed to move forward, in a 51 to 39 vote. Most... Read more

A U.S.-bound migrant carries a baby in the Darien Province in Panama, on Sept. 22, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

U.S. Catholic bishops’ migration committee slams Biden’s border security order

The head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Migration denounced President Joe Biden’s latest executive action... Read more