Archive for January 6, 2022

A chalk home blessing from the feast of the Epiphany?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio

How to bless your home on the Feast of Epiphany 2022

Have you ever gone past a door with what appears to be random letters and numbers written at the top?... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience on Aug. 18, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis: ‘I continue to dream of a completely missionary Church’

He made the remark in his message for World Mission Day 2022. Read more

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By Luke Coppen

Unvaccinated Catholics asked not to attend Mass by English parish

The diocese said vaccination status should not be a “barrier” to attending Mass. Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass for the Solemnity of the Epiphany in St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 6, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis at Epiphany Mass: Let us adore Christ like the Magi

He was offering Mass on the Solemnity of the Epiphany. Read more

The office of Propaganda Fide, near Rome’s Spanish Steps.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

On this day 400 years ago, the Vatican founded Propaganda Fide

The founding is commemorated by a Chapel of the Magi. Read more

The Frauenkirche, the cathedral of the Archdiocese of Munich and Freising.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Benedict XVI, Munich, and cover-up claims: why an old allegation is resurfacing

The Vatican firmly rejected the assertions in 2010. Read more

A Three Kings parade in Warsaw, Poland, on Jan. 6, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Three Kings parades held at more than 600 locations across Poland

The annual event commemorates the Magi who traveled to see the newborn Jesus. Read more

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

By Jonah McKeown

European court rejects 'gay cake' case as inadmissible; ruling in favor of Christian bakery stands

The European Court of Human Rights has rejected a case brought by a Northern Irish gay rights activist, who claims... Read more


By Diego Lopez Marina

Spanish bishops: Report that only vaccinated priests may minister a prank

The Spanish bishops conference has said that a news report indicating priests not vaccinated against COVID-19 would be barred from... Read more

Pro-life poster?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

March for Life Chicago: Learn about the Midwest’s ‘largest pro-life event’

March for Life Chicago — which calls itself “the largest pro-life event in the Midwest”— is expecting more than 10,000... Read more

The Cathedral of the Immaculate Conceptionin Portland, Maine.    Credit: Kelly Lynn Butler/Shutterstock?w=200&h=150

By Christine Rousselle

Maine's Catholic churches will continue attendance at Mass, while ecumenical group urges online services

The Diocese of Portland will continue to permit attendance at Mass, even as the state’s Council of Churches has urged... Read more


By Christine Rousselle

Ransom was paid for missionaries kidnapped in Haiti

A ransom was paid for the missionaries held hostage in Haiti, said the husband and father of six of the... Read more

A same-sex wedding cake topper.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Monks bow out of Illinois Catholic school after controversy over coach in same-sex union

After a Chicago-area Catholic high school bowed to protests and hired a lacrosse coach in a same-sex marriage, the Benedictine... Read more

The Greany family (from left) Lance, Tom, Kat, and Cole, who lost their Colorado home in the Marshall Fire in late 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Neighbors' generosity after Colorado fire has been 'extraordinary', displaced family says

A Catholic couple who lost their home in a historic Colorado wildfire late last year say they have experienced “absolutely... Read more