Hundreds of faithful filled the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, site of Mother Angelica's tomb, beyond capacity as the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage St. Juan Diego Route passed through on June 20, 2024. / Credit: EWTN

Mother Angelica’s Shrine Fills to Capacity as National Eucharistic Pilgrimage Passes Through

The foundress of EWTN and member of the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration, Mother Angelica made no secret of her love and devotion to the Eucharist.

Today, June 22, we celebrate St. Thomas More

On June 22, the Catholic Church honors the life and martyrdom of St. Thomas More, the lawyer, author and statesman who lost his life opposing King Henry VIII's plan to subordinate the Church to the English monarchy.

Curtains Fall on Italian Nun Who Made Pope Francis’ Vestments during His Visit to Kenya

Pope Francis donned a white chasuble that was embroidered with coloured beads when he visited Kenya in 2015. While celebrating Holy Mass during his visit, the Holy Father also wore an ankle-length Alb and a sleeveless chasuble. 

Participants during a convention bringing together African professionals in the fields of theology and pastoral ministry to deliberate on the outcomes of the first session of the Synod on Synodality. Credit: ACI Africa

Let’s “articulate our own views, voices”: Cameroonian Jesuit on Theological Reflections on Synodal Outcomes

Delegates representing the Church in Africa at the ongoing Synod on Synodality need to amplify their views and voices on issues relating to the growth of the Church on the continent, a Cameroonian member of the Society of Jesus (SJ) has said. 

Bishop Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, the newly installed Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ahiara. Credit: Nigeria Catholic Network

“I stand before you today not as a man elevated, but as a servant”: Nigerian Catholic Bishop at Installation

Bishop Simeon Okezuo Nwobi, the newly installed Local Ordinary of Nigeria’s Catholic Diocese of Ahiara, has called upon the people of God to consider him their servant.

Bishop Simon Peter Kamomoe, one of the three Auxiliary Bishops of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nairobi (ADN) in Kenya. Credit: ACI Africa

“Many people have lost the sense of sin”: Catholic Bishop in Kenya Laments, Urges Humility, Faith in Merciful God

There is a general disregard for moral and spiritual uprightness in contemporary society, a Kenyan Catholic Bishop has observed. 

Pope Francis meets with a delegation from the Lutheran World Federation on June 20, 2024, in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican. / Credit: Vatican Media

"Jesus Christ is the heart of ecumenism": Pope Francis to Lutherans

In his talk given during the audience in the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican, the Holy Father called this encounter “an important gesture of ecumenical fraternity.”

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Christians in Egypt Embark on Construction of Churches as Persecution Ebbs

Church projects that had been halted in Egypt when the Northern African nation was dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood are being resumed as Christians in the country begin to enjoy some measure of freedom.

A poster announcing the National Youth Conference in Malawi. Credit: Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM)

Planned National Youth Conference in Malawi to Help Young People Grow into “responsible leaders”

The leadership of the Episcopal Conference of Malawi (ECM) has announced a national youth conference aimed at preparing youths in the Southeast African nation into “responsible leaders”.

Archbishop-elect Benjamin Phiri of the newly erected Archdiocese of Ndola. Credit: Catholic Diocese of Ndola

“Significant milestone in ecclesiastical landscape”: Zambia’s Council of Churches on New Catholic Archdiocese Erection

The latest ecclesiastical changes in the Southern African nation of Zambia with the erection of a new Metropolitan See of Ndola is “a significant milestone” in the country, members of the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) have said.

The first season of the EWTN series “James the Less” received the Best Video award at the 2024 Gabriel Awards presentation on June 20, 2024, in Atlanta. / Credit: Ken Oliver-Méndez/CNA

EWTN Earns Multiple Accolades at 2024 Gabriel Awards

The 58th annual Gabriel Awards saw EWTN, the world’s largest Catholic media organization, win five awards in multiple categories.

Today, June 21, We Celebrate St. Aloysius Gonzaga

As a young boy, St. Aloysius always had a great desire to know and serve God, but his family life was not always supportive of this desire. He was born into a noble Italian family, and his father was a compulsive gambler. 

Fr. George Ehusani, Executive director Lux Terra leadership foundation Abuja

Nigeria’s Inequality Not Sustainable, “fundamentally unjust”, Catholic Priest Says, Calls for “a revolution”

Inequality in the West African nation of Nigeria has reached “unsustainable” levels, the Executive Director of the Lux Terra Leadership Foundation in the country has said. 

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Use Your Energy, Vibe to “re-energize church life”: Catholic Official to Youths in Southern Africa

On the occasion of the National Youth Day celebrated annually on June 16 in South Africa, the Chaplain of the Interdiocesan Youth and Young Adults Ministry of the Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference (SACBC), Fr Motankane Mahlako, has urged young people to use their energy to “re-energize Church life” in the region.

Archbishop Carlo Vigano. / Credit: Edward Pentin/National Catholic Register

Former U.S. nuncio Viganò to undergo Church trial for schism, rejecting Pope Francis 

“I have been summoned to the Palace of the Holy Office on June 20, in person or represented by a canon lawyer,” Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò wrote on X.

Pope Francis Appoints New Local Ordinary for Ziguinchor Catholic Diocese, Senegal

The Holy Father has appointed Mons. Jean Baptiste Valter Manga Bishop of Senegal’s Catholic Diocese of Ziguinchor.

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Cabinda. Credit: Radio Ecclesia

Catholic Bishop in Angola Decries Increased Targeted Attacks, Highlights Recent Robbery in Church Facilities

Bishop Belmiro Cuica Chissengueti of Angola’s Catholic Diocese of Cabinda is decrying increased cases of targeted attacks on Church facilities.

Situation of Refugees, Asylum Seekers in Angola “one of the best”: Catholic Official in World Refugee Day Message

The situation of refugees and asylum seekers in Angola is better than before, the Director of the Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS) has said.