Archive for December 9, 2021

Relic of the tilma of the Virgin of Guadalupe in the cathedral chapel in Los Angeles. Courtesy of the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.?w=200&h=150

By ACI Prensa

The US archdiocese with a relic of the original Guadalupe image

Millions of pilgrims travel each year to see the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City. In one... Read more

Mary on the Mantel.?w=200&h=150

By Mary Farrow

'Mary on the Mantel'? Think 'Elf on the Shelf', but Catholic 

Elf on the Shelf? How about helping kids live Advent with Mary on the Mantle? Read more

The advertising campaign by pro-life NGO Zavod ŽIV!M in Slovenia.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Christian legal group: Slovenian court ruling against pro-lifers a ‘blow’ to free expression

A pro-life advertising campaign was removed from buses in 2018. Read more

Pro life protesters outsider the Belfast High court, as Northern Ireland abortion laws were being challenged. Belfast, UK. Oct. 3, 2019?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Abortion buffer zones: Pro-lifers accuse Northern Ireland human rights commissioner of ‘weasel words’

A new bill would criminalize pro-lifers found ‘influencing’ women inside buffer zones. Read more

Bishop Rolf Steinhäuser, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of Cologne, Germany.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Canon lawyers to review abuse study contracts in Germany’s troubled Cologne archdiocese

The contracts relate to a landmark report released in March. Read more

Surveillance footage shows a man hammering at the Our Lady of Fatima statue located outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Video shows attack on Blessed Mother statue outside National Basilica

Police have released surveillance camera footage of a man defacing a statue of Our Lady of Fatima outside the Basilica... Read more

Same-sex wedding cake.?w=200&h=150

By Giselle Vargas

Chile legalizes same-sex marriage

Chile’s National Congress passed Dec. 7 a bill legalizing same-sex marriage that in June received the backing of President Sebastián... Read more

A pieta painting, "Moma" by Kelly Latimore, has been displayed outside the law school chapel at The Catholic University of America since February 2021. It was stolen Nov. 23, 2021, and soon replaced.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Replace 'George Floyd' Christ with 'uncontroversial' art, Catholic University student government says

An image portraying the Virgin Mary and Jesus as Black in a way that some critics said politicized religion to... Read more

Pope Francis greets Latin Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa of Jerusalem at a Mass at the GSP Stadium in Nicosia, Cyprus, Dec. 3, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Patriarch Pizzaballa: Cyprus is ‘where Europe and the Holy Land meet’

Pope Francis made a whirlwind visit to the island last week. Read more

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, and Archbishop Georg Gänswein with the nativity scene on Dec. 8, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Benedict XVI receives nativity scene from homeland of Bavaria

A Christmas crib was also presented to Pope Francis. Read more

The flag of India.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Catholic school in India attacked by Hindu mob over alleged conversions

A missionary Catholic school in central India was attacked by a mob of Hindu activists on Monday, despite the school... Read more

Govenor Gavin Newsom of California.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Olivera

Abortion advocates release plan to make California a 'sanctuary' for the procedure

A coalition of abortion advocates in California have introduced a plan to make the state a “sanctuary” for women seeking... Read more

Inauguration of the plaque for the centenary at St. Ann parish in Camaguey, Cuba, Dec. 6, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Harumi Suzuki

Salesian women's institute celebrates 100th anniversary of arrival in Cuba

The Daughters of Mary Help of Christians Institute dedicated a commemorative plaque Dec. 6 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of... Read more

ESPN College basketball analyst Dick Vitale with Father Sebastian Szczawinski, the administrator of Vitale's parish, Our Lady of the Angeles, in Lakewood Ranch, Florida.?w=200&h=150

By Autumn Jones

College hoops announcer Dick Vitale, battling cancer, draws strength from his Catholic faith

Longtime ESPN college basketball analyst Dick Vitale frequently talks about his Catholic faith and the power of prayer as he... Read more