Archive for December 14, 2022

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience at the Vatican, Dec. 14, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: Remain vigilant against pride and ‘well-mannered demons’

Pope Francis encouraged Christians Wednesday to be vigilant against spiritual pride and the temptations of “well-mannered demons.” Read more

Pope Francis arriving at the general audience at the Vatican, Dec. 14, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

This is why Pope Francis wants you to spend less money this Christmas

Pope Francis is inviting everyone to have “a more humble Christmas” this year. Read more

European Court of Human Rights.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

European Court of Human Rights condemns Bulgaria for discriminating against Christians

The European Court of Human Rights on Tuesday condemned the government of Bulgaria for violating the right to religious freedom... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen Ze-kiun, Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong, speaks at the Pontifical Urban University in Rome, Nov. 18, 2014.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Zen appeals conviction in Hong Kong court

Cardinal Joseph Zen has filed an appeal with Hong Kong’s High Court following his conviction last month for failing to... Read more

Scott A. Asalone, 65, a former priest at St. Francis de Sales Parish in Purcellville, pleaded guilty to sexual assault of a minor.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Former priest convicted of sexually abusing a minor in Virginia court

Scott A. Asalone, 65, was arrested in Asbury Park, New Jersey, in 2020 on a felony charge of carnal knowledge... Read more

Father Marko Rupnik?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú,David Ramos

Jesuit official: Alleged sacramental ‘irregularities’ dictated which Vatican office handled Father Rupnik case

New statements by Father Johan Verschueren shed light on a key jurisdictional question surrounding accusations of sexual abuse leveled against... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

Former Supreme Knight Carl Anderson honored for support of Iraqi Christians

Carl Anderson, the former supreme knight of the Knight of Columbus, was honored Tuesday night for the work the charity... Read more

Bishop Rolando José Álvarez of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, was placed under house arrest by the police of Daniel Ortega's regime in early August 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Nicaragua forces Catholic bishop to stay under house arrest

The court charged Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa with “conspiracy,” “spreading false news, and “damaging the Nicaraguan government and society.”  Read more

Hungarian President Katalin Novák (center) visited Iraq in early December 2022, stopping at a majority-Christian town that has been rebuilt in recent years almost entirely with Hungarian support, following years of occupation and devastation by the so-called Islamic State.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Hungary stands out for its aid to beleaguered Christians in Iraq. Here’s why

Hungarian President Katalin Novák visited Iraq last week, stopping at a majority-Christian town that has been rebuilt in recent years... Read more

Fr. Arturo Sosa, SJ. Photo courtesy of the Jesuit's 36th General Congregation.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Jesuit superior says that Fr. Marko Rupnik was excommunicated in 2019

Jesuit artist Father Marko Rupnik incurred an automatic excommunication in 2019 for absolving a woman he had sex with, the... Read more

Downingtown Police are searching for a suspect who vandalized four statues at St. Joseph Parish over the weekend of Dec. 10 and Dec. 11.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Suspect caught on camera vandalizing Pennsylvania Catholic church

Four statues at St. Joseph Parish in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, were vandalized overnight between Dec. 10 and Dec. 11. Read more