Archive for December 18, 2022

Patrick Callahan, director of the Newman Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture, founded in 2015 by Bishop James Conley for education in the New Evangelization?w=200&h=150

By Anna Youell

This college’s Newman Institute is attracting non-Catholics with its ‘Catholicism 101’ class

Almost half of the students who signed up for the Catholicism 101 class at the University of Nebraska’s Newman Institute... Read more

Joseph and Mary looking for an inn in Bethlehem.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

How the ‘Posadas’ before Christmas in Mexico originated

In the days before Christmas, the traditional “posadas” are usually celebrated in Mexico, recalling the difficulties Joseph and Mary had... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address on Dec. 18, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis: St. Joseph shows us how to respond to disappointed dreams

“His courage is heroic and is exercised in silence,” Pope Francis said. Read more

Fr. Frank Pavone.?w=200&h=150

By Zelda Caldwell,Katie Yoder

Frank Pavone cancels Mass but vows legal action after Vatican dismisses him from priesthood

In a Dec. 13 letter to U.S. bishops, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, the apostolic nuncio to the United States, wrote that... Read more


By Shannon Mullen,Kelsey Wicks

Canon lawyer on Father Pavone's dismissal from priesthood: Only the Pope can issue a decision without appeal

Father Gerald Murray, a canon lawyer, offered insights from canon law regarding unanswered questions about the dismissal of Frank Pavone... Read more