Archive for December 1, 2022

Charles de Foucauld?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Charles de Foucauld, Catholic ‘revert’ turned saint

St. Charles de Foucauld was a soldier, explorer, Catholic revert, priest, hermit, and religious brother, who served among the Tuareg... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

‘Rising Islamist extremism’  spreading across globe, says report

Aid to the Church in Need found that as a result of increased jihadist activity, persecution of Christians along the... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square, Sept. 28, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis’ trip to Africa rescheduled for February 2023

Pope Francis has rescheduled his trip to the African countries of the Democratic Republic of Congo and South Sudan for... Read more

Pope Francis and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI greet each other at the 65th priestly ordination of Pope Emeritus XVI at the Clementine Hall.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis praises ‘fruitful’ theology of Benedict XVI

Speaking at the 2022 Ratzinger Prize award ceremony, Francis said: “We all feel his spiritual presence and his accompaniment in... Read more

Father Silverio Ernesto Suárez, Major General of the National Police of Colombia?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

This Catholic priest fought narcos in Colombia, now he is to lead the peace process

This Catholic priest fought narcos in Colombia, now he is to lead the peace process Read more

The Cathedral Church of St. Barnabas in Nottingham, England, U.K.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

England and Wales no longer Christian ‘by default,’ census shows

The latest census shows Christians there are now a minority, while the number of people who have no religious affiliation... Read more

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience on St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Nov. 30, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

This is Pope Francis’ prayer intention for December

Pope Francis’ prayer intention for the month of December is for volunteer not-for-profit organizations. Read more


By CNA Staff

Cuban priest: Dignity comes from God, not the government

Father Alberto Reyes, a priest in Cuba, recently shared a reflection on Facebook about human dignity as experienced in his... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

‘Gravely disappointed’: U.S. bishops respond to passage of the same-sex marriage act

Bishop Robert Barron authored a statement urging members of Congress to reject the “misnamed” Respect for Marriage Act passed by... Read more

Spray-painted graffiti outside Life Choices, a pro-life pregnancy center in Longmont, Colorado.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Arson at Colorado pregnancy center still unsolved; FBI offers major reward for leads

Longmont Police Chief Jeff Satur told a Wednesday press conference that investigators have few leads. Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Indiana AG files legal complaint against abortion doctor who performed a minor’s abortion

Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita has asked the state’s medical licensing board to discipline the doctor who performed an abortion... Read more

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti has gained thousands of followers on social media after sharing the wisdom he has gained as an exorcist on online platforms.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Exorcist says porn addiction ‘an opening to the demonic,’ despite German priest’s controversial denials

Monsignor Stephen Rossetti, an exorcist for the Archdiocese of Washington, has been a licensed psychologist for 30 years. Read more

Ruth Prats offers a reflection on her relationship with Father Otis Young before Mass in June 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Former parish employee identified as second victim of Louisiana double homicide

Ruth Prats, 73, worked for Father Otis Young when he was pastor of St. Peter Catholic Church in Covington, Louisiana. Read more