Archive for December 21, 2022

Pope Francis looking at images from Ukraine at the general audience, Dec. 21, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Let us think of the Ukrainian children without heat this Christmas

Pope Francis has urged Catholics not to forget the many children in Ukraine this Christmas who are suffering without electricity... Read more

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce?w=200&h=150

By Charlotte Evans

Woman arrested by English police for silent prayer near abortion facility

As part of her bail conditions, restrictions have been placed on her participating in public prayer. Read more

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Nicaraguan dictator Daniel Ortega: ‘I never had respect for the bishops’

Daniel Ortega once again attacked the Catholic Church, accusing it of “calling for bloodshed,” and said, “I never had respect... Read more

Sister Marija Zrno (on the left) and members of her community of nuns supporting Croatia at the 2022 World Cup.?w=200&h=150

By Ana Paula Morales

‘They’re epic battles’: Croatian nun discusses relationship between spiritual life, soccer

Sister Marija Zrno cares for young people but is also known for her knowledge of soccer and has sometimes shared... Read more


By CNA Staff

Montreal police prohibited from wearing St. Michael the Archangel insignia

“We ask you now to kindly remove from your uniforms any crest symbolizing or referring to the Archangel St. Michael,... Read more


By CNA Staff

Pope Francis offers five commitments as Christmas approaches

Pope Francis’ 2021 Angelus message for Advent is worth recalling in the closing days before Christmas this year. Read more

This photo shows the extent of the damage to St. Andrew Catholic Church. It has been edited to blur the spraypainted phallic images.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Alaska archbishop condemns attacks on Catholic church

Archbishop Andrew Bellisario called attention to two recent acts of vandalism that took place at St. Andrew Catholic Church in... Read more

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky receives from U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) a US national flag during his address to the U.S. Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 21, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

With Zelenskyy in the U.S., faith leaders sign petition calling for a ‘Christmas truce’

One thousand faith leaders have signed a petition that asks the Biden administration to push for a “negotiated settlement” to... Read more