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The little-known story of when the Masons tried to kill Don Bosco

Jan 31, 2024 / 04:00 am

History notes how much the Freemasons hated St. John Bosco — whose feast the Church celebrates Jan. 31 — but less is known about their attempts to kill him.

Ugandan priest named diocesan administrator of Louisiana diocese following death of bishop

Jan 26, 2024 / 07:15 am

Father Simon-Peter Engurait has been chosen as diocesan administrator of the Diocese of Houma-Thibodaux in Louisiana.

PHOTOS: The best signs seen at the 2024 March for Life

Jan 19, 2024 / 13:45 pm

Thousands of marchers turned out in spite of snow and freezing temperatures.

What Pope Benedict XVI said about St. Hilary of Poitiers

Jan 13, 2024 / 04:00 am

St. Hilary of Poitiers, who was named a doctor of the Church, battled against the Arian heresy that Jesus was not divine.

The history of the Epiphany: Here’s what you need to know

Jan 7, 2024 / 04:00 am

The feast of the Epiphany is even older than the feast of Christmas and enjoys its own season, which goes all the way until Feb. 2.

Pope Francis celebrates 54 years as a priest

Dec 13, 2023 / 10:00 am

On Dec. 13, 1969, just four days before his 33rd birthday, Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio — who today is Pope Francis — was ordained a priest.

Vatican unveils Nativity scene honoring St. Francis of Assisi and devotion’s 800-year-old origin 

Dec 9, 2023 / 18:00 pm

The scene in St. Peter’s Square depicts not only Mary and Joseph standing beside the manager, but also St. Francis of Assisi and others.

The miracle that made the Immaculate Virgin patroness of Spain and its infantry

Dec 8, 2023 / 07:00 am

In 1585 a miracle attributed to the Immaculate Conception allowed the Spanish troops to win the Battle of Empel in Holland. 

What is Advent anyway?

Dec 3, 2023 / 06:00 am

Need a refresher on Advent? Here’s some info that can help you live a great Advent this year.

Pope Francis’ health: Here’s a timeline of his medical issues in recent years

Nov 27, 2023 / 15:45 pm

The pope, who will turn 87 next month, has faced several painful medical conditions over the last few years.

How a Cincinnati parish became home to the first church dedicated to ‘Christ the King’

Nov 22, 2023 / 04:00 am

Pope Pius XI established the feast of Christ the King in 1925 as an antidote to the the growing secularist nationalism that followed World War I.

Cardinal Pizzaballa: For Christians in Gaza Strip, temptation is to look for future elsewhere

Oct 25, 2023 / 14:45 pm

Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, speaks about the situation in the Holy Land in a recent interview with a Croatian newspaper.

In letter to diocese, Patriarch Pizzaballa urges: ‘It is time to stop this war’

Oct 24, 2023 / 08:25 am

“It will not solve any problem, but rather create new ones,” Cardinal Pierbattista Pizzaballa said of the deadly conflict.

How the ‘miracle of the sun’ in Fátima helped to end an atheist regime

Oct 13, 2023 / 04:15 am

Oct. 13, 1917, marked the last Marian apparition in Fátima, a day on which thousands of people bore witness to the miracle of the dancing sun.

Here’s the full text of the Vatican’s response to dubia on divorced and remarried Catholics

Oct 3, 2023 / 14:00 pm

Czech Cardinal Dominik Duka had submitted to the Vatican a request for pastoral guidance.

‘You don’t play with life’: Pope Francis condemns euthanasia, abortion on papal plane

Sep 23, 2023 / 16:00 pm

“Neither at the beginning nor at the end. It is not played with!” Pope Francis said on a flight from Marseille to Rome on Sept. 23.

Synod on Synodality: Read the final list of delegates

Sep 22, 2023 / 13:42 pm

The Vatican has published the final list of names of those participating in the upcoming Synod on Synodality assembly in October, including laypeople.

Live Updates: Pope Francis trip to Mongolia 2023

Sep 3, 2023 / 05:10 am

Live updates following Pope Francis’ trip to Mongolia from Aug. 31–Sept. 4.

U.S. State Department spokesman condemns seizure of Jesuit university in Nicaragua

Aug 17, 2023 / 15:50 pm

“The U.S. condemns the regime’s ongoing repression of religious figures and institutions,” Principal Deputy Spokesperson Vedant Patel said.

The fascinating history of the feast of Mary’s assumption

Aug 15, 2023 / 02:30 am

This feast day is a relatively new one but the history of the holy day and the mystery behind it has its roots in the earliest centuries of Christian belief.