Archive for December 13, 2022

Bishop Robert Byrne?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

English bishop resigns, saying office is ‘too great a burden’

A bishop in the U.K. has taken the unusual step of announcing his resignation on the grounds that the office... Read more


By CNA Staff

Pro-lifers in Mexico demand government put an end to killings of pregnant women

One pro-lifer stressed that “at this time, the widespread demand of Mexican society is the prevention of any form of... Read more

Sister Nathalie Becquart, who serves as an undersecretary for the Church’s ongoing Synod on Synodality, was recently named on the BBC’s list of 100 inspiring and influential women around the world.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Synod on Synodality official: Women priests ‘not an open question’ for the Church

In an article published Dec. 13, Sister Nathalie Becquart said that there are many ways for women to serve the... Read more

Pope Francis?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Pope Francis celebrates 53 years as a priest

On Dec. 13, 1969, just four days before his 33rd birthday, Jesuit Jorge Mario Bergoglio — who today is Pope... Read more

Conflicts are escalating due to land grabbing in Bolivia.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Bishops in Bolivia call on authorities to act against land seizures

Archbishop René Leigue Cesarí of Santa Cruz addressed authorities in his Dec. 11 homily, asking them to find a solution... Read more

Representatives of the Ombudsman's Office arrive to dissuade the protesters in Peru, December 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Bishops lament deaths in protests in Peru, call for dialogue to restore peace

The confrontations began after President Pedro Castillo on Dec. 7 declared a state of emergency, dissolved Congress, and said he... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Hungry, poor, and disabled Canadians seeking assisted suicide

Food banks in Canada are reporting that clients are considering assisted suicide as they face financial insecurity. Read more

Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet atends the pope's Mass for Our Lady of Guadalupe on Dec. 12, 2022, at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Cardinal Ouellet sues for defamation over accusations of sexual assault

Cardinal Marc Ouellet has filed a defamation lawsuit in Quebec courts contending that a woman wrongly accused him of sexual... Read more

President Joe Biden signs the Respect for Marriage Act on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 13, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Biden signs same-sex marriage bill into law amid Catholic bishops’ concerns

President Joe Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act (RFMA) into law Tuesday during a ceremony on the South Lawn... Read more