Archive for December 12, 2022

Paris, France?w=200&h=150

By Solène Tadié

Why the French bishops have launched the world’s first canonical criminal court

It is considered a world first: To date, no other bishops’ conference has implemented any national structure of this magnitude. Read more

Pope Francis meeting with the Italian Union of the Blind and Visually Impaired at the Vatican, Dec. 12, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: St. Lucy followed her conscience ‘without compromise’

On the eve of the feast of St. Lucy, Pope Francis encouraged members of an association for the blind and... Read more

Bishop Franz-Josef Bode speaks during a press conference on Sept. 22, 2022, following the release of a report that said he mishandled abuse cases in the Diocese of Osnabrück, in northwestern Germany, which he has led since 1995.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

German bishop must face Vatican investigation, abuse council demands

The survivors’ organization called on Bishop Bode “to take moral responsibility for the suffering caused by him — irrespective of... Read more

Destruction in Izium, Ukraine – December 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Seeing Jesus in the enemy: Christmas in Ukraine’s martyr city

There is a lot to rebuild in the town of Izium. An estimated 80% of the taller buildings and 30%... Read more

Pope Francis at his Angelus address at the Vatican, Dec. 11, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis to ask heads of state to pardon prisoners as Christmas gesture

Pope Francis will send a letter to the world’s heads of state asking them to pardon prisoners, the Vatican announced... Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles speaks at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels on the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Dec. 12, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Bishop Gomez: Our Lady of Guadalupe is ‘our mother’

The annual midnight Mass took place at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles on Dec.... Read more

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Dec. 12, 2022, to mark the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, patroness of the Americas and the unborn.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Our Lady of Guadalupe ‘wants to stay with us’

Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Spanish in St. Peter’s Basilica Dec. 12 to mark the feast of Our Lady of... Read more

Father Michael Pfleger / Photo: Daniel X. O'Neil CC BY 2.0?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Chicago’s Father Michael Pfleger reinstated to ministry 

Pfleger, a famous Chicago priest known for his social justice activism, has now been exonerated on four different sexual abuse... Read more

A statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe stands on a re-creation of Tepeyac Hill in Oklahoma City as part of the Blessed Stanley Rother Shrine.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

U.S. shrine re-creates Our Lady of Guadalupe apparition with giant sculptures

The new Tepeyac Hill, located in Oklahoma City, was dedicated Sunday in anticipation of the feast of Our Lady of... Read more

EWTN Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael P. Warsaw presents the 2022 Mother Angelica Award to former NFL star and coach Danny Abramowicz in honor of his lifetime of service to the new evangelization.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

EWTN honors former NFL star Danny Abramowicz with 2022 Mother Angelica Award

The annual award recognizes those who have dedicated their lives to serving the Church and bringing others into a deeper... Read more

Official image of Blessed Isabel Cristina Mrad Campos?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Young martyr known as ‘the Maria Goretti of Brazil’ beatified

Cardinal Raymundo Damasceno Assis presided Dec. 10 at the solemn ceremony of beatification for Isabel Cristina Mrad Campos. Read more

Caleb Williams, a graduate of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., accepts the Heisman Trophy.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Heisman winner Caleb Williams: Catholic school made me a ‘man for others’

A graduate of Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., Williams made clear that he has not forgotten his roots. Read more