Archive for December 19, 2022

"Massacre of the Innocents," by Mariano Rossi (1731-1807), in the church Chiesa id san Giuseppe alla Lungara, Rome.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

A pro-life novena to the Holy Innocents who died for Baby Jesus

The novena asks for the intercession of the Holy Innocents — the baby boys who are, today, recognized as the... Read more


By Hannah Brockhaus

PHOTOS: Living Nativity takes to the streets of Rome

Families dressed as traditional artisans, Roman soldiers, and other characters from the story of Christ’s birth also joined the walk. Read more


By Andrea Gagliarducci

Analysis: As the year ends, where do things stand with the Vatican ‘trial of the century’?

The latest round of hearings at the Vatican’s historic finance trial has revealed several twists that profoundly changed proceedings —... Read more

Italian Cardinal Severino Poletto arrives at a pre-conclave meeting on March 9, 2013, at the Vatican. The cardinal passed away on Dec. 17, 2022, at the age of 89.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Italian Cardinal Severino Poletto dies at age 89

Poletto was the retired archbishop of Turin, a city in northern Italy. Since his retirement in 2010, he has been... Read more

Pope Francis on Dec. 19, 2022, appointed Monsignor Juan Esposito-Garcia and Father Evelio Menjivar-Ayala as auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Washington.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Pope appoints two new auxiliary bishops to Archdiocese of Washington 

Pope Francis has appointed Monsignor Juan Esposito-Garcia and Father Evelio Menjivar-Ayala as auxiliary bishops of the Archdiocese of Washington. Read more

Lionel Messi?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Will Messi keep his promise to the Virgin Mary after winning the World Cup?

Lionel Messi, 35, played his fifth World Cup wearing Argentina’s jersey and the team became world champion by beating France... Read more

Our Lady of Guadalupe.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Knights of Columbus releases moving documentary on Our Lady of Guadalupe

The Knights of Columbus released “Our Lady of Guadalupe: Woman of the Eucharist” on Dec. 12, the feast of the... Read more

Father Frank Pavone?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown,Shannon Mullen

Priests for Life's Frank Pavone: ‘The next pope can reinstate me’ to the priesthood

“This idea that any of this is permanent in terms of dismissal from the priesthood is simply incorrect," Frank Pavone... Read more

Fr. Marko Ivan Rupnik, S.J., with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Report: Vatican investigator says Father Rupnik and hierarchy’s ‘complicit silence’ ruined victims’ lives

Bishop Daniele Libanari made the comments in a letter he wrote to Italian priests obtained by the Associated Press. Read more