Archive for January 5, 2022

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 5, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Society loses when ‘dogs and cats take the place of children’

The general audience featured a circus performance. Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 5, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis receives manifesto challenging German ‘Synodal Way’

The pope was presented with the document after his general audience. Read more


By CNA Staff

Why 2022 could be a year of major changes in the Roman Curia

There is currently no Vatican department head from Africa or Oceania. Read more

Pope Francis departs Rome for Iraq on March 5, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Which countries will Pope Francis visit in 2022?

Possible destinations include Lebanon, Malta, and Papua New Guinea. Read more

A Mary statue stands amid the remains of the Greany home in Louisville, Colo., following the Marshall Fire.?w=200&h=150

By Denver Catholic

'Hail Full of Grace!': Colorado resident pens reflection after losing home in Marshall Fire

On Dec. 30, a fast-moving wildfire destroyed approximately 1,000 homes and structures in Louisville, Superior and unincorporated Boulder County. Among... Read more

Archbishop Nelson Perez of Philadelphia. Courtesy photo.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Archbishop offers condolences to those mourning after Philadelphia fire

Following a fire in a Philadelphia apartment building that killed at least 13 on Wednesday, the city's archbishop offered condolences... Read more

Cardinal Francisco Álvarez Martínez (1925-2022).?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis remembers late Spanish cardinal as a ‘devoted pastor’

Cardinal Francisco Álvarez Martínez died at the age of 96. Read more

Abortion Pill Reversal seeks to counter the effects of the first progesterone-blocking abortion pill, providing an opportunity to save the unborn child.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Despite censorship, Heartbeat International's Abortion Pill Reversal program is saving lives

Jor-El Godsey, president of Heartbeat International, says that last year's unexpected growth in women seeking to keep their babies and... Read more

Procession of the Black Nazarene in Manila, January 7, 2010.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Philippines cancels Black Nazarene procession again, citing COVID-19 

Philippine authorities are canceling the country’s “Black Nazarene” procession — an annual event where millions of Catholics accompany a revered... Read more

The Black Nazarene is a centuries-old Filipino devotion.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

What is the 'Black Nazarene'? Here's the fascinating history of this centuries-old tradition

Filipino devotion to the image of a dark image of Jesus Christ kneeling on one knee and carrying a large... Read more

Three Kings?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

When does Christmas actually end?

Just how many days is Christmas? When should you finally take those lights off the porch, or remove the tree?... Read more

Nathan de Brito and Pope Francis at World Youth Day 2013 (L) Nathan de Brito and Bishop Joaquim Wladimir Lopes Dias en 2021 (R). Facebook de Mons. Joaquim Wladimir Lopes Dias?w=200&h=150

By Cynthia Perez

Boy who embraced pope during WYD in Rio is now a young man discerning religious life

During World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, in 2013, a boy made his way through the crowd to hug... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Educational video platform aims to share Catholic teaching on controversial issues

A Catholic political advocacy organization recently launched an online video platform designed to educate people and change minds on controversial... Read more