Small white vans dubbed "monstrance mobiles" are being used for the National Eucharistic Pilgrimage. They are just big enough for some of the "perpetual pilgrims" and a pedestal upon which Christ in the monstrance can be placed. / Credit: Jonathan Liedl/CNA

What Would a Road Trip with Jesus and Mary Be Like? These Young Catholics are Finding Out

May 24, 2024

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be one of the apostles and journey, eat, joke, and live out your daily life beside Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary?

Today, May 24th, is the Feast of Mary Help of Christians

May 24, 2024

The tradition of invoking Mary Help of Christians dates back to 1571 when Catholics prayed the Rosary, leading to the salvation of Christendom during the battle of Lepanto. Pope Pius V instituted the feast of the Holy Rosary in 1573 to commemorate this victory.

Today, May 24, We Celebrate Sts. Donatian and Rogatian

May 24, 2024

Donatian and Rogatian were brothers who were martyred for their faith in the third century.

Vivian Ogu. Credit: Vivian Ogu Movement (VOM)

Nigerian Teen on Path to Beatification, Canonization “exhibited an extraordinary depth of spirituality”: Catholic Bishop

May 23, 2024

Vivian Uchechi Ogu, the 14-year-old Nigerian girl, who opted to be killed rather than be sexually defiled manifested a deep spirituality, Bishop Simeon Okezuo Nwobi has said.

South Sudanese Catholic Diocese Declares Three-day “funeral prayers” for Missing Priest, Driver

May 23, 2024

Bishop Edward Hiiboro Kussala of South Sudan’s Catholic Diocese of Tombura Yambio (CDTY) has declared “funeral prayers” for Fr. Luke Yugue and Michael Gbeko, who were reported missing since April 27.

In New Book, Catholic Missionary Nun Discusses Challenges of Refugee Women in Angolan Labor Market

May 23, 2024

In a new book, a Brazilian-born Catholic nun has discussed the challenges that refugee women in Angola face, including the phenomenon of brain drain in the Southern African nation.

Credit: Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS)

Parents, Teachers, Refugees, IDPs among Beneficiaries of Jesuit Entity’s “psychosocial support” in Eastern DR Congo

May 23, 2024

Victims of violent conflicts from North and South Kivu Provinces of Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), who include parents, teachers, refugees, and internally displaced persons (IDPs) are among the beneficiaries of the “psychosocial support” under the auspices of the Jesuits Refugee Service (JRS), the entity has reported. 

The Reverend Mother Superior Teresa Agnes Gerlach of the Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity in Arlington, Texas. / Credit: Monastery of the Most Holy Trinity Discalced Carmelite Nuns

Vatican Reinstates Carmelite Mother Superior Nearly a Year after Bishop in Texas, U.S., Dismissed Her over an Affair

May 23, 2024

The Holy See has reinstated a Carmelite mother superior nearly a year after the bishop of Fort Worth, Texas, dismissed her.

Today, May 23, We Celebrate St. Jane Antide Thouret

May 23, 2024

On May 23 the universal Church celebrates the feast day of St. Jane Antide (Jeanne-Antide) Thouret, a Sister of Charity who worked tirelessly for the faith amidst persecution during the French Revolution.

Pilgrims to Uganda Martyrs' Day 2024 from Nzoia Deanery of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega in Kenya being flagged by the Parish Priest of St. Joseph the Worker Kongoni Parish, Fr. Columban Odhiambo, on 21 May 2024. Credit: St. Joseph the Worker Kongoni Parish/Kakamega Diocese

Uganda Martyrs’ Day: Kenyan Deanery Pilgrims Begin 350-km Walk Praying for Priestly, Religious, Family Life Vocations

May 22, 2024

Pilgrims to Uganda’s Namugongo Shrine from Nzoia Deanery of the Catholic Diocese of Kakamega have embarked on a 350-km spiritual journey, bringing with them various prayer intentions, among them, praying that more people may embrace, in faith and fidelity, the call of God in their respective lives. 

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO). Credit: CENCO

“It is with great shock”: Catholic Bishops in DR Congo on Reports of Pentecost Sunday Coup Attempt

May 22, 2024

Members of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO) are shocked to hear reports of a coup attempt in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) in the early hours of Pentecost Sunday, May 19.

Deputy Superior General of Missionaries of Africa Appointed Bishop of Wa Diocese, Ghana

May 22, 2024

Mons. Francis Bomansaan, the Deputy Superior General of the Society of the Missionaries of Africa (M.Afr.), has been appointed Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Wa in Ghana.

Bishop Osório Citora Afonso

Jesus’ Peace Not Just “absence of war, but relationship with God”: Catholic Bishop in Mozambique

May 22, 2024

The peace that the Risen and Ascended Lord gives to his followers and speaks about is not just about the absence of violent conflicts, Bishop Osório Citora Afonso has said. 

Today, May 22, We Celebrate St. Rita of Cascia

May 22, 2024

On May 22, the Church celebrates the feast day of St. Rita of Cascia, who the late John Paul II called “a disciple of the Crucified One” and an “expert in suffering.”

“Give me information about my Priest; give him back to me”: Catholic Bishop Pleads with South Sudanese Authorities

May 21, 2024

Weeks since Fr. Luke Yugue of the Catholic Diocese of Tombura Yambio (CDTY) was reported missing alongside his driver, Michael Gbeko, the Local Ordinary of the South Sudanese Episcopal See has pleaded with authorities in the country to provide information on the whereabouts of the duo.

Bishop António Francisco Jaca of Benguela Diocese in Angola

Let’s Not Sadden the Holy Spirit, Catholic Bishop in Angola Cautions Christians, Calls for Altruism, Life of Service

May 21, 2024

Christians, whose lives are characterized by vices, including jealousy and envy, sadden the Holy Spirit, the Catholic Bishop of Benguela Diocese in Angola has said. 

Fr. Oliver Buba, abducted Tuesday 21 May 2024 in Nigeria's Catholic Diocese of Yola. Credit: Yola Diocese

Nigeria’s Yola Catholic Diocese Appeals for “quick, safe release” of Abducted Priest

May 21, 2024

The Catholic Diocese of Yola in Nigeria has, “with sadness”, announced the abduction of Fr. Oliver Buba in “the early hours” of Tuesday, May 21, and is appealing for his “quick and safe release”.

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese Nampula. Credit: Radio Maria Mozambique

Religious Intolerance “shameful”, Catholic Archbishop in Mozambique Laments, Urges “culture of peace”

May 21, 2024

Archbishop Inácio Saúre of Mozambique’s Catholic Archdiocese Nampula has condemned violence due to religious differences, and termed it “shameful”. 

Pope Francis sits down for an interview with Norah O'Donnell on CBS' "60 Minutes," which aired Monday, May 20, 2024. / Credit: CBS News/Adam Verdugo

“If it is deacons with holy orders, no”: Pope Francis against Ordained Female Deacons

May 21, 2024

The Holy Father stressed the importance of women’s roles in the Catholic Church, describing them as “the ones who move changes forward, all sorts of changes.”

Saint of the day: Today, May 21 We Celebrate St. Christopher Magallanes and Companions

May 21, 2024

“Long live Christ the King and the Virgin of Guadalupe!”