Archive for January 12, 2022

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 12, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis prays for workers ‘crushed by an unbearable burden’ in COVID-19 recession

He led a moment’s silence at his general audience. Read more

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer speaks at a press conference on June 22, 2020.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

German Catholic bishop criticizes delay in Synodal Way gender-neutral language debate

Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer said: ‘I protest against this approach.’ Read more

Pope Francis listens as Sister Marije Kaleta speaks in Tirana’s St. Paul Cathedral, Albania, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Catholic nun who secretly baptized babies under communism dies at 92

Sister Marije Kaleta risked her life to take Communion to the sick and dying. Read more

The coat of arms of Austria and Vienna on the Albertine choir roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Austria’s Catholic Church reports decline in membership, rise in income

A total of 72,055 people formally left the Church in Austria in 2021. Read more

Nigerian Cardinal John Onaiyekan speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 9, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

‘We all weep for these victims’: Nigerian cardinal responds after gunmen kill 200 people

Cardinal Onaiyekan said: ‘They attack farmers’ fields, kill farmers and no one says anything.’ Read more

The Golden Dome at the University of Notre Dame, one of the 16 colleges named in a lawsuit accusing them of illegally conspiring to reduce financial aid.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Lawsuit alleges Notre Dame, Georgetown among universities rigging financial aid

The University of Notre Dame and Georgetown University are among 16 elite private universities and colleges facing a federal lawsuit... Read more

Father Peter Harman, rector of the North American College seminary in Rome, in a 2017 photo.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Rector agrees to delay departure from Rome’s North American College

Father Peter Harman will now stay until the end of June. Read more

Catholic journalists are called to report the truth with "a consuming passion for excellence," veteran journalist and scholar Francis X. Maier says.?w=200&h=150

By Francis X. Maier

Francis X. Maier: Catholic journalists called to report the truth with 'a consuming passion for excellence'

"A core Catholic audience persists that’s thirsty for good writing, clear thinking, true information, and encouragement," journalist and scholar Francis... Read more

Fr. David Hudgins, a priest of the Diocese of Lansing who died in a car accident Jan. 3, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

The Final Dispatch of Father Hudgins, a Lansing priest who died in a road accident

Father David Hudgins, a priest of the Diocese of Lansing, penned an article for publication in his parish bulletin shortly... Read more


By Christine Rousselle

Former priest withdraws pleas over child sex abuse after judge's rejection of sentencing agreement

Gary Berthiaume, a former priest, withdrew his guilty pleas after being sentenced to spend up to 15 years in prison... Read more