• Daleiden, Merritt Prosecutions Halted as Calif. Supreme Court Reviews Bias Claim

    Pro-life activists and journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt won a small victory on Good Friday as proceedings in the criminal case against them were halted by the California Supreme Court. The preliminary hearings in the case were stopped to review a motion, filed by Merritt’s... Read more
  • Vatican reveals more about guidelines on children of priests

    The Vatican has confirmed that guidelines on dealing with Catholic priests who father children are sent to any episcopal conference that requests them. Mgr Andrea Ripa, of the Congregation for the Clergy, wrote to Vincent Doyle, founder of the Coping International, which defends the rights of... Read more
  • What is it like to be a missionary in Mongolia?

    When Francisco Javier Olivera was born, his mother offered him to the Virgin Mary, praying that he would become a missionary in Asia. Olivera’s mother told him about the consecration after he was ordained a priest in Japan 22 years ago. Since then, he has served as a missionary, not only in... Read more
  • Is Religion just a Social Construct?

    One of the arguments against religion is that it’s a social construction – that is, that religion (particularly, belief in an interventionist or “moralistic” god, meaning a god interested in human affairs and morality) is something invented by society, in order to regulate its citizenry.... Read more
  • Venezuela uprising turns violent after military armored vehicle plows into crowd of opposition supporters

    Emboldened supporters of opposition leader Juan Guaido brutally clashed with Venezuelan security forces as dramatic footage from Caracas showed a military armored vehicle plowing into the crowd. In a video broadcast live on telecasts across the world, the armored vehicle can be seen driving... Read more
  • California bill targets Catholic priests first, but rights of all religions are at risk

    California is considering a proposed law that is nothing less than an attempt to jail innocent priests. California Senate Bill 360 seeks to change its law to force a priest, when he hears of sins in the confessional regarding sexual abuse, to make a choice. He must choose to either maintain the... Read more
  • Thoroughly Dominican but not a Religious: St. Catherine of Siena

    She was a Dominican but not a religious. She held no leadership position in the Church or society but was one of the most influential persons of the 14th century. She negotiated peace between City States of central Italy. She exhorted Pope Gregory XI to return to Rome after more than half a... Read more
  • Pastor of church bombed in Sri Lanka forgives attackers

    The pastor of an evangelical church bombed in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday has offered forgiveness to the attackers. Pastor Roshan Mahesen, of Zion Church in Batticaloa, said the congregation was "hurt" and "angry" about the devastating suicide bombings which struck two other churches and... Read more
  • Burkina Faso: Christians killed in attack on church

    Gunmen have opened fire on a church in northern Burkina Faso, killing at least six people, officials say. The attackers reportedly arrived on seven motorbikes at the end of Sunday's service and killed the pastor, two of his sons and three other worshippers. It is the first attack on a church... Read more
  • Pray It Forward

      Join Ave Maria Radio as we “Pray it Forward” The Catechism of The Catholic Church states...Prayer is a "vital and personal relationship with the living and true God.” (CCC, no. 2558) What better gift than to pray the Rosary for another. So join us as we "Pray It... Read more