Katie Yoder

Katie Yoder

Former Washington, D. C., correspondent Katie Yoder covered pro-life issues, the U.S. Catholic bishops, public policy, and Congress for Catholic News Agency. She previously worked for Townhall.com, National Review, and the Media Research Center.

Articles by Katie Yoder

Mother’s Day 2024: 12 Catholic quotes on the beauty of motherhood

May 12, 2024 / 04:00 am

Here are 12 quotes from saints and Catholic figures on the beauty and significance of motherhood.

Here’s when Easter officially ends

Apr 4, 2024 / 06:00 am

Easter lasts for a total of 50 days, from Easter Sunday until the feast of Pentecost.

Why are the solemnity of Mary and the World Day of Peace celebrated on the same day?

Jan 1, 2024 / 04:00 am

Jan. 1 marks more than the start of a new year — it is also the solemnity of Mary, Mother of God, and the World Day of Peace.

How to pray the 300-year-old ‘Christmas novena’

Dec 15, 2023 / 17:15 pm

The nine-day prayer begins on Dec. 16 and concludes on Christmas Eve.

Why is Our Lady of Guadalupe patroness of the unborn?

Dec 12, 2023 / 05:00 am

The Virgin of Guadalupe is not only considered the patroness of the Americas, but she is also patroness of the unborn. Here’s why.

10 saintly quotes to reflect on this Thanksgiving

Nov 23, 2023 / 08:00 am

The saints believed in giving thanks to God every day. In celebration of the Thanksgiving holiday, here are 10 quotes by saints about the importance of gratitude.

15 quotes from St. John Paul II on his love for the Eucharist

Oct 22, 2023 / 04:00 am

Catholics worldwide remember St. John Paul II on his feast day, Oct. 22. His “secret” to life and all that he did, he said, was the Eucharist.

Our Lady of Sorrows: What are Mary’s seven sorrows?

Sep 15, 2023 / 02:00 am

Catholics are invited to contemplate the seven sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary in a special way on Sept. 15, the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.

Pentecost Novena: Here’s how to pray the first novena

May 19, 2023 / 02:00 am

The first novena ever prayed is the Novena to the Holy Spirit. This year, it begins on Friday, May 19, and concludes on Saturday, May 27.

Here’s how to make a Seven Churches Visitation on Holy Thursday

Apr 5, 2023 / 14:00 pm

The Thursday before Easter, Catholics around the world practice an ancient Lenten tradition: a Holy Thursday devotion known as the “Seven Churches Visitation.”

Retired bishop calls on fellow bishops, pro-lifers to stay focused on culture of life

Jan 26, 2023 / 09:00 am

An emeritus Texas bishop is calling on his fellow bishops and all pro-lifers people to focus on creating a culture of life following the overturning of Roe v. Wade.

Millions still suffer from leprosy. Here’s Pope Francis’ message about it

Jan 24, 2023 / 14:00 pm

“We cannot forget these brothers and sisters of ours,” the pontiff said in a message to the Second Symposium on Hansen’s disease held Jan. 23-24 in Rome.

Longtime March for Life attendees see their prayers answered in Roe’s downfall

Jan 22, 2023 / 10:40 am

In the early days of the pro-life movement many feared they wouldn't live to see Roe v. Wade overturned.

8 awesome signs from the March for Life

Jan 20, 2023 / 16:25 pm

So much truth in so few words.

Twin sisters with a special bond speak out for the unborn

Jan 20, 2023 / 08:40 am

Sister Mary Casey O’Connor and Casey Gunning, who has Down syndrome, were featured speakers at the March for Life’s inaugural Life Fest event Friday.

2023 March for Life: 8 things for pro-lifers to know

Jan 18, 2023 / 12:00 pm

This year’s march on Friday, Jan. 20, will be the first March for Life held in a post-Roe America.

U.S. Catholic bishops observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 16, 2023 / 08:00 am

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recalled Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in a statement.

5 things to know about abortion drugs sent by mail

Jan 13, 2023 / 14:30 pm

The U.S. Department of Justice recently advised that the U.S. Postal Service can deliver these abortion drugs by mail.

Catholic bishops’ pro-life chair applauds passage of ‘Born-Alive’ Act

Jan 12, 2023 / 08:56 am

“We commend the House of Representatives for passing legislation to protect innocent children from infanticide,” Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington said.

Here’s how to pray this year’s Novena for Life that starts on Jan. 12

Jan 12, 2023 / 08:00 am

The novena begins on Thursday, Jan. 12, and concludes on Friday, Jan. 20, the date of the national March for Life in Washington, D.C.