Archive for June 6, 2024

U.S. assault troops in an LCVP landing craft approach Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. Father Ignatius Maternowski (shown at left) died that fateful day.?w=200&h=150

By Joseph Pronechen

Remembering 3 heroic chaplains on the 80th anniversary of D-Day

The extraordinary courage of these clergymen should never be forgotten. Read more

Attendance at 2024 National Youth Day in Honduras topped 30,000.?w=200&h=150

By Diego López Colín

National Youth Day in Honduras: ‘Be witnesses of the love of Christ’

Normally held every two years since 2010, this was the first time the event has been held in six years. Read more

Bishop Jacques Habert of the Diocese of Bayeux and Lisieux in France greets Britain’s Princess Anne (right) on June 5, 2024, as she arrives to attend the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s annual service of remembrance at Bayeux Cathedral in Bayeux, Normandy, northwestern France, as part of the events to mark the 80th anniversary commemorations of Allied amphibious landing (D-Day landings) in France in 1944.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

On D-Day anniversary, Pope Francis prays for men who start and prolong wars

“People want peace!” the pope wrote in a June 5 message. “They want conditions of stability, security, and prosperity in... Read more

Bernini's famous baldacchino in St. Peter's Basilica.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican arrests ex-employee for attempted extortion using allegedly stolen Bernini manuscript

The art historian and former Vatican employee was reportedly questioned and arrested by Vatican gendarmes on May 27. Read more

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By Daniel Payne

Kentucky parish offers scheduled appointments for same-sex blessings

Historic St. Paul Catholic Church in downtown Lexington says on its website that “same-sex couples who would like a blessing”... Read more


By Kate Quiñones

North Carolina court strikes down restrictions on in-home chemical abortions 

Here’s a look at abortion-related developments that took place in Washington and in various U.S. states this week.  Read more

The 10th successor of St. Don Bosco to the Salesians, Cardinal Ángel Fernández Artime, along with young people from the Salesians. |?w=200&h=150

By Abel Camasca

Salesian Youth Synod to discern their future and that of the Church

The Salesian News Agency (ANS) announced in an article that the event will begin Aug. 11 and will conclude on... Read more

Joan Andrews Bell, Jean Marshall, Heather Idoni, and Paulette Harlow are four pro-life women serving time after being convicted on federal charges for for blockading the inside of an abortion clinic in 2020.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Locked up: Meet the elderly and infirm women now in prison for pro-life activism

Jean Marshall, 74, and three other women with major health issues spoke with CNA about their imprisonment and their treatment... Read more

A man kneels as the National Eucharistic Procession passes by in Philadelphia on May 30, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

National Eucharistic Pilgrims ‘relying on God’s grace’ as they carry Jesus hundreds of miles

Pilgrims who relayed their experiences so far spoke about how they have seen Christ’s presence in the Eucharist affect those... Read more

Pope Francis blesses a pregnant woman during a visit with families from St. Bridget of Sweden Parish in Rome’s Palmarola neighborhood on June 6, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Pope Francis warns of ‘cold war’ in families, encourages living forgiveness

As part of the “School of Prayer” initiative, the Holy Father met Thursday with about 30 families from the parish... Read more


By Daniel Payne

Oklahoma judge says lawsuit over nation’s first Catholic charter school can proceed

The court’s decision was “not making any type of ruling regarding substantive arguments” in the case, the judge said in... Read more