• Bishops to Return ‘Gifts’ from West Virginia’s Bishop Bransfield

    BALTIMORE - Several bishops and other Church leaders have said they will return money given to them by retired West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield, who is accused of serially sexually harassing or coercing seminarians and young priests, while misusing diocesan funds on a lavish lifestyle and... Read more
  • The Good (Christian) News You Didn’t Hear From India

    The recent elections brought bad news for Christians, and you probably heard about that. But there’s some wonderful news for the Christians of India as well. Prepare to be encouraged. First, however, let’s look at the bad news. The BJP, the current ruling party in India, led by Prime... Read more
  • Nun who threw “perfect pitch” at Chicago Sox game to get own baseball card

    The Dominican sister who wowed a Chicago stadium with her ceremonial first pitch last summer is about to become immortalized on a baseball card. Sister Mary Jo Sobiek, a theology teacher at Chicago’s Marian Catholic, took to the mound last August before a Chicago White Sox-Kansas City... Read more
  • 21 ISIS Captives Return Home

    21 former Islamic State (ISIS) captives returned home to Iraq from Syria over the weekend. Most of these captives are children, young boys who were held by ISIS during the past five years and whom experts believe were likely forcibly trained in ISIS military camps. The parents of many of these... Read more
  • St. Josephine Bakhita and the Door to Holiness

    Today the Church honors St. Josephine Bakhita (1869-1947), a Sudanese woman who was sold into brutal and abusive slavery as a young girl in the Darfur region of Africa, eventually transported to Italy to work for a friend of her owner’s family, and, when she resisted returning to Africa in... Read more
  • Gene-Edited Babies and the Runaway Train of IVF

    In November 2018, a Chinese scientist named He Jankui (known to his associates as “JK”) claimed that he had successfully produced the world’s first gene-edited human babies using “gene surgery.” The twin girls, he said, were born somewhere in China with a modified gene that makes them... Read more
  • How an abortion clinic became a medical center for the poor

    Manassas, Virginia, Dec 23, 2018 / 03:00 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Four years ago, a medical office in Manassas, Virginia was one of the area’s largest abortion clinics. Today, it is a free medical clinic for the poor, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Mother of Mercy Free Medical... Read more
  • Care To Share

    Together, we can BUILD THE CHURCH. BLESS THE NATIONS. We all love to share! Sharing good advice, a great restaurant, a store or even a doctor comes naturally. So why not share the life-changing gift of Ave Maria Radio? When you “CARE TO SHARE” Ave Maria Radio with others, you partner... Read more
  • Stephen Hawking: Great Scientist, Lousy Theologian

    Stephen Hawking was a great theoretical physicist and cosmologist, perhaps the most important since Einstein. It is only right that his remains have been interred alongside those of Isaac Newton in Westminster Abbey. He was, furthermore, a person of tremendous courage and perseverance,... Read more
  • Still No Churches in Saudi Arabia, But Small Steps Toward Religious Freedom

    Saudi Arabia has made unprecedented strides toward religious tolerance just a year after its young new ruler pledged to bring more moderate Islam to the Sunni kingdom. After a visit to the capital city of Riyadh last week, US officials reported the country has reformed its religious... Read more