Archive for December 15, 2022

Akamasoa Argentina works with the community of Lima, province of Buenos Aires.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Here’s how a Catholic project is working to eradicate poverty in Argentina

The Akamasoa Argentina project draws its inspiration from the example of Father Pedro Opeka, an Argentine priest who aided hundreds... Read more

A person takes a photo of Pope Francis on a cell phone during a papal audience on Dec. 10, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Look at each other, not cell phone screens

“Our eyes are meant to look into the eyes of others. They were not made to look down at a... Read more

Police and residents of Wumat, a farming town 45 miles south of Jos, Nigeria, arrive to survey damage and help survivors of a terrorist attack on Nov 22, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Africa’s leaders gather in DC as religious persecution in Nigeria is still being ignored

As Biden welcomes African leaders this week, religious freedom advocates are calling for the U.S. to recognize the persecution of... Read more

Father Patrick Neary at the press conference following the announcement that Pope Francis named him to succeed Bishop Donald Kettler as shepherd of the Diocese of St. Cloud?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Pope appoints Father Patrick Neary to lead St. Cloud, Minnesota, flock

Pope Francis has appointed Father Patrick Neary as bishop-elect of the Diocese of St. Cloud, according to an announcement today... Read more


By CNA Staff

Priest decries lack of religious freedom in Cuba

Father Alberto Reyes, a priest of the Archdiocese of Camagüey, Cuba, charged in a Dec. 14 Facebook post that there... Read more

Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly of the Knights of Columbus helped assemble care packages prepared for Ukraine alongside Ukrainian refugees and Bishop Stolarczyk of Radom, Poland.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

KofC Supreme Knight to American Catholics: ‘Remember our brothers and sisters in Christ in Ukraine this winter’

Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly is convinced that American Catholics must continue to stand in solidarity with the... Read more

Aerial view of the surroundings of the Basilica of Guadalupe during the early morning of Dec. 12, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Historic 12.5 million pilgrims visit Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine in Mexico

The Basilica of Guadalupe is the most visited Marian sanctuary in the world and even exceeds the number of pilgrims... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, is monitored by police in early August 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Ortega seeking to ‘destroy the Catholic Church in Nicaragua,’ advocates tell Congress 

Human rights experts decried the ongoing repression of the Church by Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and urged additional U.S. action... Read more


By Joe Bukuras

City council wants to use $100K in COVID funds for out-of-state abortions. The bishop calls that ‘outrageous’

Toledo’s City Council has proposed an ordinance that would redirect $100,000 in COVID-19 relief funds to pay for abortion travel... Read more


By Katie Yoder

How to pray the ‘Christmas Novena’ that’s been said for 300 years

The nine-day prayer begins on Dec. 16 and concludes on Christmas Eve. Read more