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Everything you need to know about Pentecost

May 28, 2023 / 02:00 am

This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season.  

South Carolina signs six-week ‘heartbeat’ abortion bill into law

May 25, 2023 / 13:15 pm

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster signed a bill Thursday prohibiting abortion after six weeks of pregnancy that goes into effect immediately.

Caritas Internationalis elects Alistair Dutton as its new secretary general

May 16, 2023 / 09:45 am

Dutton is the chief executive of Caritas Scotland, which works to build “a green and just world” by putting faith into action, according to its website.

Tokyo archbishop elected new president of Caritas Internationalis

May 15, 2023 / 10:45 am

Archbishop Tarcisius Isao Kikuchi takes the helm of the Church’s charitable arm six months after Pope Francis dismissed its top leaders.

EWTN CEO Michael Warsaw reflects on life and legacy of Mother Angelica on her 100th birthday

Apr 20, 2023 / 14:00 pm

In this exclusive interview, Michael Warsaw speaks to Montse Alvarado about his personal relationship with and memories of Mother Angelica.

Read the message for Divine Mercy Sunday that Pope John Paul II wrote just before he died

Apr 16, 2023 / 08:00 am

A message by Pope John Paul II for Divine Mercy Sunday, written prior to his death, was read at the end of the first funeral Mass celebrated for the pontiff.

Full text: Cardinal Cantalamessa’s homily at the Vatican’s Good Friday 2023 liturgy

Apr 7, 2023 / 12:30 pm

"For two thousand years, the Church has announced and celebrated, on this day, the death of the Son of God on the cross. ...

Divine Mercy novena begins on Good Friday

Apr 7, 2023 / 05:00 am

The Divine Mercy novena can be said at any time of the year, but it is especially said over the course of nine days beginning on Good Friday.

How to obtain a plenary indulgence during Holy Week 2023

Apr 3, 2023 / 12:00 pm

A plenary indulgence is a grace granted by the Catholic Church through the merits of Jesus, Mary, and all the saints to remove the temporal punishment due to sin.

Argentine archdiocese repudiates destruction of blasphemous art exhibition

Mar 21, 2023 / 15:30 pm

The Archdiocese of Mendoza, Argentina, repudiated the acts of violence that took place Monday afternoon against an art exhibition offensive to the Christian faith.

UPDATE: Where are Catholics allowed to eat corned beef on St. Patrick’s Day this Lent?

Mar 16, 2023 / 16:00 pm

Which dioceses are offering a dispensation from the requirement to abstain from meat?

Called by God from childhood, triplets from Brazil belong to the same religious order

Mar 16, 2023 / 07:57 am

María Gorete dos Santos, María de Lourdes dos Santos, and María Aparecida dos Santos, 57, belong to the Franciscan Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Church in Chile says ‘no to the violence’ following arson attack by indigenous militants

Mar 15, 2023 / 16:30 pm

The statement from the Diocese of Temuco came after a March 13 fire destroyed the Sacred Heart of Jesus chapel in the Amaza sector of Chile.

Argentina: New book gives Pope Francis’ responses to issues he’s most often asked about

Feb 28, 2023 / 15:30 pm

The book reviews the almost 10 years of Francis’ pontificate based on conversations that Argentine and Italian journalists had with the pontiff.

Ortega dictatorship in Nicaragua expels Italian priest from the country

Feb 17, 2023 / 12:30 pm

Father Cosimo Damiano Muratori was expelled after he called the 26 years and four months prison sentence for Bishop Rolando Álvarez a “historic action.”

Archbishop: Bolivia AG ‘wants to intimidate us’ by having bishops testify about coup d’etat

Feb 16, 2023 / 11:30 am

Bolivia’s attorney general’s office has requested that 10 bishops testify regarding their role in the alleged 2019 coup d’état.

Church seeks justice for beatified Argentine who was slain more than 40 years ago

Feb 16, 2023 / 08:00 am

The Diocese of La Rioja in Argentina and the family of Blessed Wenceslao Pedernera announced they will be plaintiffs in the case involving Pedernera’s murder.

Archdiocese of Miami offers to take in priests exiled from Nicaragua

Feb 15, 2023 / 15:45 pm

Archbishop Thomas Wenski announced that his archdiocese will receive with open arms the Nicaraguan priests and seminarians who were deported last week.

Photo: Lightning strikes Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil

Feb 14, 2023 / 08:14 am

The lightning bolt struck the afternoon of Feb. 10, and photographer Fernando Braga shared the picture on Instagram.

Dictatorship in Nicaragua sentences seven more clergy and laity to 10 years in prison

Feb 7, 2023 / 14:50 pm

The sentence consists of five years for the crime of “conspiracy to undermine national security and sovereignty” and five years for “spreading fake news.”