Archive for October 26, 2022


By Joe Bukuras

COVID setback: Public school students in some grades lost more ground than Catholic school students

More than 90% of Catholic schools held in-person learning for five days a week during the pandemic. Only about 56%... Read more

Pope Francis arriving for the general audience on St. Peter's Square, Oct. 26, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘Lazy, tepid, sad’: Pope Francis explains how desolation can be turned to good

Pope Francis explained on Wednesday how times of spiritual desolation — described by St. Ignatius of Loyola as feelings of... Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral, Buffalo?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

New York State to assume some oversight of Buffalo Diocese after sex abuse settlement

The Diocese of Buffalo has settled a two-year-old lawsuit with New York Attorney General Letitia James over charges that it... Read more

A Vatican delegation sent to China between Aug. 28 and Sept. 2, 2022, visited 92-year-old Bishop Melchior Shi Hongzhen, seen here in a photo taken on May 24, 2015. The visit was a strong signal from the Holy See that despite the desire to carry on a dialogue, the situation of Catholics in China has not been forgotten.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Analysis: The diplomatic principles behind the Vatican’s agreement with China

Two aspects are key to understanding the Vatican’s diplomatic approach. Read more

Pope Francis speaking to seminarians at the Vatican, Oct. 26, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis warns seminarians that the vice of pornography ‘weakens the soul’

Pope Francis warned seminarians this week about how the vice of digital pornography “weakens the priestly heart.” Read more

Vladimir Putin / Credit: Flickr from Global Panorama (CC BY-SA 2.0)  Pope Francis / Daniel Ibañez, ACI Press?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Russia is ‘willing’ to speak with Pope Francis about the war in Ukraine

Russian presidential spokesman Dmitri Peskov said his government is willing to talk with Pope Francis, the U.S., and France to... Read more

The episcopal consecration of Francis Cui Qingqi in Wuhan, China, Sept. 8, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

U.S. religious freedom commission ‘tremendously disappointed’ with Vatican-China deal renewal

A member of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom says it is “tremendously disappointed” with the Vatican’s decision.  Read more

Mass and candlelight procession with adoration of the Blessed Sacrament at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest on Sept. 11, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Mark your calendars! International Eucharistic Congress set for September 2024

The theme of the next International Eucharistic Congress, to be held in Quito, Ecuador, will be the healing power of... Read more

Georgia U.S. Senate candidates Democrat Raphael Warnock (left) and Republican Herschel Walker?w=200&h=150

By Edie Heipel

Catholics in Georgia stick with Walker despite abortion allegations 

A solid majority of Catholic voters in the state back the Republican candidate, according to a new EWTN poll.   Read more