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Pope Francis waves to pilgrims in St. Peter's Square on Feb. 25, 2024, during his weekly Angelus reflection. The pope canceled his audiences the day before due to mild flu conditions, according to the Vatican.

Pope Francis, recovering from ‘mild flu,’ renews call for peace in Ukraine

Feb 25, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis appeared in good form during his Angelus address, marking the the Ukraine war's second anniversary and reflecting on... Read more

Supporters of former US President and 2024 presidential hopeful Donald Trump attend the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland, on February 24, 2024.

Faith inspires many at CPAC, including numerous Catholic speakers

Feb 24, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Faith-based convictions were highlighted by numerous Catholic and other Christian participants at the 2024 Conservative Political Action Conference. Read more

Pope Francis delivers an address during his Wednesday general audience on Feb. 14, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican.

Pope Francis cancels Saturday audiences due to a mild flu, Vatican says

Feb 24, 2024

By Courtney Mares

The cancellation comes after Pope Francis concluded a five-day Lenten retreat at his Vatican residence. Read more

Beer lovers gather at the release of the "40 Days" beer brewed by Breaker Brewing and the Diocese of Scranton.

Beer for Lent? The Diocese of Scranton’s ‘40 Days’ brew helps feed the homeless

Feb 24, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, has launched a beer collaboration with a local brewery to support its anti-hunger programs for... Read more

Stanton Healthcare CEO Brandi Swindell and Concerned Women for America President Penny Nance speak at the 2024 Conservative Political Action Conference.

CPAC speakers urge lawmakers to embrace life, end coerced abortions

Feb 24, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Pro-life speakers at the 2024 Conservative Political Action Conference are urging candidates for public office to embrace the issue of... Read more

The National Eucharistic Revival recleased a detailed map of the upcoming pilgrimage routes ahead of the National Eucharistic Congress.

National Eucharistic Pilgrimage: When is it passing through your town?

Feb 23, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The stops, which were announced by organizers on Thursday, include shrines, cathedrals, parishes, cultural sites, and parks.   Read more

Technician does control check of the in vitro fertilization process using a microscope.

After Alabama Supreme Court’s embryo personhood ruling, what comes next?

Feb 23, 2024

By Daniel Payne

The state Supreme Court ruled that frozen human embryos constitute children under state statute, a decision that could have wide-reaching... Read more

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CPAC speakers stress the role of faith in healing from sex trafficking

Feb 23, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

A shelter for victims of sex trafficking tells women: “You’re the apple of God’s eye, he only made one of... Read more

A drawing of the Crucifixion by imprisoned Catholic and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai is unveiled by Lai's godfather, William McGurn, and his wife and daughter at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Feb. 22, 2024.

Catholic University installs Crucifixion artwork by imprisoned Catholic activist Jimmy Lai

Feb 23, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

The picture is now on permanent display by the St. Michael the Archangel Chapel in Catholic University’s Busch School of... Read more

Monsignor Moïse Tinguiano was appointed bishop of the newly erected Diocese of Boké in Guinea on Feb. 22, 2024.

Pope Francis erects new diocese, names bishop in West African country of Guinea

Feb 23, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis on Thursday erected the new Diocese of Boké in the West African country of Guinea. Read more

The central plaza in Taxco, a city in the state of Guerrero, Mexico.

Why did four Mexican bishops meet with organized crime bosses?

Feb 23, 2024

By Diego López Colín

Father Mario Ángel Flores Ramos of the Mexican Bishops’ Conference discussed with ACI Prensa the bishops’ recent meeting with organized... Read more

A father and son observe pro-natalist billboard campaign in Madrid, Spain.

Large families association launches ‘Save the planet, have more children’ campaign

Feb 23, 2024

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Large Families Association of Madrid has launched an advertising campaign featuring the message “Save the planet, have more children.”  Read more

Irasema Ángel, 43, describes her past life as "a glass box full of lies," where there was no freedom or full happiness.

She left a wild lifestyle but thanks to the Virgin Mary found true happiness in God

Feb 23, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

After many years of superficiality and sin, Irasema Ángel experienced a conversion and turned her life over to God, crediting... Read more

Terry Schilling, president of the American Principles Project discusses gender policy for minors with Dr. Eithan Haim and CPAC panel moderator Meg Brock of the Daily News Foundation.

CPAC panelists sound alarm amid transgender-related parental rights battles

Feb 22, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

The president of the American Principles Project, Terry Schilling, warned that the “transgender industry” is waging a “war on families.” Read more

Our Lady Queen of Peace Cathedral in Broome, Australia.

Australian bishop Christopher Saunders arrested, charged with rape 

Feb 22, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The charges came after the Vatican turned over to civil authorities its findings on allegations that Christopher Saunders abused vulnerable... Read more

A digital commission from 2023 by Mattie Karr. The digital painting is based on Zechariah 2:5, "For I will be unto her a wall of fire round about and will be the glory in the midst of her." The image symbolizes that anyone who is baptized is anointed priest, prophet, and king, with a robe symbolizing priest, sandals for prophet, and a ring and crown for king. The pose recalls someone taking a "blind step of faith."

Art as a leap of faith: Kansas artist quits job to paint murals to revitalize parish

Feb 22, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Mattie Karr took a leap of faith into full-time sacred art beginning with two 15-foot-tall triptychs of the descent of... Read more

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New Opus Dei program ‘Youth’ hopes to answer young people’s questions

Feb 22, 2024

By Andrés Henríquez

The “Youth” initiative is the result of the combined efforts of people from around the world. Read more

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton speaks at a news conference in Washington, D.C., on May 12, 2021.

Texas attorney general targets Catholic nonprofit, alleges it facilitates illegal immigration

Feb 21, 2024

By Tyler Arnold

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is trying to shut down a Catholic nonprofit organization in El Paso. Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York.

Cardinal Dolan on St. Patrick’s funeral: ‘We don’t do FBI checks on people who want to be buried’

Feb 21, 2024

By Matt McDonald

Cardinal Timothy Dolan applauded priests at St. Patrick’s Cathedral for deciding not to celebrate Mass when a crowd acted with... Read more

Lawyer Laura Sgro, left, sits with Gloria Branciani, center, and Marjiam Kovač, during a press conference in Rome on Feb. 21, 2024. Branciani and Kovač allege that they were subjected to spiritual, psychological and sexual abuse by famous mosaic artist Father Marko Rupnik.

Two of Father Rupnik’s alleged victims speak publicly for the first time

Feb 21, 2024

By Matthew Santucci

The two former religious sisters detailed the tactics the former Jesuit allegedly used to manipulate them. Read more