• Catholic Church in Venezuela Suffers With Her People

    CIUDAD GUAYANA, Venezuela — There probably aren’t too many groups more deserving of a spiritual retreat than the priests of the Diocese of Ciudad Guayana, located on Venezuela’s eastern frontier. Already facing a severe clergy shortage, the 40-or-so priests minister to nearly 1 million... Read more
  • Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Christian Doctor Who Heals Rape Victims

    A Christian gynecologist who has dedicated his career to caring for victims of rape in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has been awarded a 2018 Nobel Peace Prize. Denis Mukwege, nicknamed “Dr. Miracle” for his specialized procedures, was a co-recipient for the annual honor alongside... Read more
  • Nicaraguan bishop laments death of teen during anti-government protests

    Matagalpa, Nicaragua, Sep 27, 2018 / 02:13 pm (ACI Prensa).- Bishop Rolando José Álvarez Lagos of Matagalpa has called for an end to the deaths in the country occurring during protests against the government of Daniel Ortega after the death of 16-year-old Matt Andrés Romero, who died Sept. 23... Read more
  • Ground Zero: Memories From Priests Who Went to Battle on 9/11

    Editor's Note: This story was originally posted on Sept. 11, 2016. We pray for all victims, survivors, first responders and families impacted by 9/11. May they feel the comfort of God.   NEW YORK — “It started coming down on us.” Fifteen years ago, Capt. Thomas Colucci led... Read more
  • Rally by White Nationalists Was Over Almost Before It Began

    WASHINGTON — After weeks of hype, white supremacists managed to muster just a couple of dozen supporters on Sunday in the nation’s capital for the first anniversary of their deadly rally in Charlottesville, Va., finding themselves greatly outnumbered by counterprotesters, police officers... Read more
  • A Severe Mercy: Our Time of Visitation

    [caption id="attachment_95628" align="aligncenter" width="660"] Minolta DSC[/caption] Dear Brothers and Sisters, I’m writing to share with you a few thoughts as a follow up to Ralph Martin’s excellent and courageous letter Dear Troubled Catholics, regarding the current crisis in the... Read more
  • Nicaraguan doctors fired for treating hurt protesters

    Eight public hospital doctors in Nicaragua said Friday that they have been fired after violating alleged orders not to treat wounded protesters opposing President Daniel Ortega's government. The Associated Press saw several of the dismissal letters signed by the director of the Oscar Danilo... Read more
  • What #MeToo and Hooking Up Teach Us About The Meaning of Sex

    The #MeToo movement provides a sobering opportunity for deeper reflection on the meaning of sex and the nature of the sexual revolution. A core question is this: Do the experiences underlying #MeToo reveal the need to carry the sexual revolution still further, or do they reveal fundamental flaws... Read more
  • Bishops pray for exorcism as anti-Catholic attacks continue in Nicaragua

    As attacks on Catholic clergy continue and anti-government protesters are besieged by Nicaraguan police and paramilitaries, the bishops said they would pray an exorcism prayer. The bishops said that July 20 would be a day of prayer and fasting “as an act of atonement for the profanation... Read more
  • ‘They are shooting at a church’: Inside the 15-hour siege by Nicaraguan paramilitaries on university students

    MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The first student I met outside the Church of the Divine Mercy had a fresh bullet hole in his lower back. “It’s ugly in there,” he said. “In there” was the vast, jungly campus of the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN), which by Friday afternoon... Read more