In the Press
Thousands turn out for pro-life march in Spain to oppose laws that threaten human life
Thousands turned out for the Yes to Life march in Madrid, Spain, on Sunday, where the sponsoring organizations expressed their opposition to “all laws and practices that threaten life and human nature at any moment of its existence, as well as the businesses and ideologies that sustain them.” The event was held this year somewhat…
Historic building near Vatican to become Four Seasons hotel
A Catholic order of knighthood has signed a leasing agreement that will allow a Four Seasons hotel to manage part of a historic building close to the Vatican. The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem signed an agreement with Fort Partners, a Miami-based development company, on March 10, according to a statement published Tuesday. The…
Police looking for man who vandalized Connecticut Catholic church
Police are searching for a man who burglarized and vandalized Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Gales Ferry, Conn., early March 11. The Ledyard Police Department reported that the man broke into the church, smashing windows and attempting to break into rooms using a crowbar. The police reported that the man further vandalized the church…
Dictatorship in Nicaragua dissolves John Paul II Catholic University
In a new blow to the Church in Nicaragua, the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega has ordered the legal status of several institutions to be revoked, including that of John Paul II Catholic University. On March 7, the Ministry of the Interior published in the regime’s official newspaper, La Gaceta, the text of Ministerial Agreement 28-2023-OSFL,…
Pope Francis encourages filmmakers to ‘reawaken wonder’
A good movie has the power to inspire wonder and to evangelize by reflecting the beauty of God’s creation, Pope Francis told filmmakers at the Vatican on Monday. “Dear friends, the world troubled by war and so many evils needs signs, works that inspire wonder and that reveal the wondrousness of God who never ceases…
Woman arrested at Fargo cathedral for smashing ‘Christ in Death’ statue
A woman was arrested after allegedly causing serious damage to a statue of Jesus at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo, North Dakota, on Monday evening, possibly while she was under the influence of drugs. “We were saddened to see the damage done to a very old statue at our cathedral, and we hope the person…
Minnesota bishops decry bill that would make abortion a right
The Catholic bishops of Minnesota urged lawmakers to vote down a bill that would codify the right to abortion, proposing instead a slate of pro-family measures that they say will reduce demand for abortions. Minnesota’s H.F. 1, which has a companion bill in the state Senate, passed the House Jan. 19 by a narrow 69-65 vote. Abortion already…
U.S. bishops to elect new leadership this fall
When the U.S. bishops gather in November for their Fall General Assembly (November 14-17), they will elect the next president and vice president for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). They will also elect new chairmen for six standing committees of the Conference.
Archbishop’s statement on death of Queen Elizabeth
I pray for the soul of Queen Elizabeth II of England, who is lovingly remembered for her commitment and dedication to the United Kingdom.
Sacred Heart School in Uvalde begins school year
Sacred Heart Catholic School in Uvalde began the new academic year on August 15 with more than 100 pre-K3 through sixth grade students, doubling their enrollment from last fall.