Archive for November 17, 2022


By Jonah McKeown

Lay Catholic hospital chaplains look forward to newly-translated book of prayers for the sick

The U.S. bishops are moving forward with plans to create a new resource for laypeople who work among the sick. Read more

Bishop Robert Barron at Calvary Cemetery in Rochester, Minnesota, where he led a reconsecration rite on Nov. 11, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Bishop Barron reconsecrates cemetery vandalized on Halloween

One or more vandals defaced Calvary Cemetery with obscene and satanic graffiti. Read more

Archbishop Jean-Pierre Grallet, OFM, in May 2013.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

French bishop under investigation for ‘inappropriate’ behavior toward a woman

The archbishop emeritus of Strasbourg said he deeply regretted making “inappropriate gestures toward a young woman of legal age” in... Read more

Press conference held by the Italian bishops' conference on Nov. 17, 2022, to present a national report on the protection of minors within Italy’s 226 Catholic dioceses.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Italian bishops release report evaluating diocesan efforts to prevent abuse

Catholic bishops in Italy released a national report on Thursday evaluating the recent implementation of diocesan services to aid victims... Read more

Cardinal Reinhard Marx and fellow bishops from Germany meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican, Nov. 17, 2022?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

German bishops meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican amid concern over Synodal Way

The audience with Pope Francis lasted about two hours, the German Bishops’ Conference said in a statement published after the... Read more

Bishop Stefan Oster?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Ahead of 2022 FIFA World Cup, bishop calls for ‘critical look’ at situation of Christians in Qatar

The “sports bishop” of the German Bishops’ Conference on Thursday called for a critical look at conditions in the competition’s... Read more

Communion hosts?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

The Church in Cuba will once again have Communion hosts thanks to donations of flour

The Discalced Carmelites of St. Teresa had informed all the dioceses Nov. 2 that they could no longer produce hosts... Read more

Longtime Channel 4 (WDIV-TV in Detroit) personality Chuck Gaidica speaks Oct. 27, 2022, at St. Stephen Church, part of Holy Trinity Parish in Port Huron, Michigan, about his recent reconversion to the Catholic faith of his youth. Gaidica, who spent many years as a nondenominational pastor in Detroit after his news days, said he was urged to return to the Church eight years ago by a woman at St. Stephen.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Meloy

Detroit TV personality Chuck Gaidica’s ‘breaking news’: he’s returned to the Church

Chuck Gaidica has been in the TV business for more than 40 years, telling the stories of Detroiters as a... Read more

The Virgin of Guadalupe in the new basilica?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Mexican archdiocese shares first photo ever taken of image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

“On the afternoon of May 18, 1923, photographer Manuel Ramos had the honor of being the first to photograph the... Read more

Cameron Bertuzzi, a popular Protestant YouTube host, announced online on Nov. 17, 2022, that he is in the process of converting to Catholicism.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Popular Protestant YouTube host announces decision to convert to Catholicism

Cameron Bertuzzi, a popular Protestant YouTube host, announced Thursday online that he is in the process of converting to Catholicism.  Read more

Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, one of the venues for the 2024 National Eucharistic Congress.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Organizers of National Eucharistic Congress announce pilgrimage plans, major budget cut

The National Eucharistic Congress — the culmination of a three-year initiative by the U.S. bishops to inspire Eucharist belief —... Read more

Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, chair of the USCCB religious liberty committee?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

U.S. bishops say religious freedom protections in same-sex marriage bill are ‘insufficient’

The nation’s Catholic bishops reaffirmed the Church’s teaching on marriage after a majority of U.S. Senators voted for a bill... Read more