Archive for January 4, 2022

Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald, pictured after receiving the red hat at the Vatican on Oct. 5, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Luke Coppen

English cardinal grateful to be honored by queen in annual New Year’s list

Cardinal Michael Fitzgerald received the award for interfaith work. Read more

Pope Francis after praying the Angelus in the Vatican's apostolic palace on March 29, 2020. Credit: Vatican Media.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Why the pope prays the Angelus publicly on Sundays

It all started more than 67 years ago. Read more

Pope Francis visits the Bambino Gesù di Palidoro hospital in Rome, Italy, on Jan. 5, 2018.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Visiting the sick is a Christian imperative

‘How many sick and elderly people are living at home and waiting for a visit!’ Read more


By Luke Coppen

Ireland to follow France in offering free contraception to women under 25

The move underlines the rapid social changes in Ireland in recent years. Read more

Pope Francis prays at Hosh al-Bieaa (Church square) in Mosul, Iraq, on March 7, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ January 2022 prayer intention is for victims of religious persecution

The pope called persecution ‘inhuman’ and ‘insane.’ Read more

Prenatal blood tests for genetic conditions have become an enormous unregulated industry generating billions of dollars in revenue each year.?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle,Katie Yoder

NYT report fuels concerns that many abortions are based on false test results

Prenatal tests that show an unborn child to have serious developmental problem frequently lead to abortion. Yet an investigation by... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Federal judge issues injunction over military COVID vaccine mandate

A federal judge on Monday issued a preliminary injunction against the Biden administration and the Department of Defense over their... Read more

Bishop Francisco Simón Conesa Ferrer, who was appointed Bishop of Solsona Jan. 3, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

Bishop appointed for Spain's Diocese of Solsona

Pope Francis on Monday appointed Bishop Francisco Simón Conesa Ferrer as Bishop of Solsona. The Spanish diocese had been vacated... Read more

A Missionary of Charity in Rome, Sept. 16, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

In India, Missionaries of Charity ration food after government blocks foreign funds

The Missionaries of Charity have begun to ration their distribution of food and other items to the poor in the... Read more