Archive for December 7, 2022

Pope Francis speaking at the general audience, Dec. 7, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Freedom is found in offering to God what is hardest to give up

Pope Francis spoke Wednesday about how freeing it can be to let go of the things that we are most... Read more

St. John Paul II, circa 1992.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Journalists contradict allegations of ‘cover up’ against John Paul II before he was pope

Journalists investigating secular and Catholic Church sources in Poland have called into question allegations by a Dutch writer. Read more

The Council of Cardinals meets with Pope Francis on Feb. 21, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope’s cardinal advisers discuss Church’s efforts to prevent abuse

The Holy See press office said Dec. 7 that the pope met with his council of advisers for a two-day... Read more

Iona Abbey and nunnery, established 563 AD on the site of the monastery founded by St. Colmcille, also known as Columba.?w=200&h=150

By Patrick J. Passmore

St. Colmcille, the Irish saint who went into exile after copying a book

Born on Dec. 7 in the year 521, this patron saint’s name is etched across the Irish landscape; his legacy... Read more

Pope Francis meeting with Roberto Benigni, Dec. 7, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

PHOTOS: ‘Life is Beautiful’ actor Roberto Benigni meets the pope

Pope Francis enthusiastically greeted Italian actor and comedian Roberto Benigni at the Vatican on Wednesday morning. Read more

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By Jonah McKeown

Michigan church sues state over right to hire staff committed to Catholic teachings

The parish is suing the state over a court ruling redefining “sex” discrimination that they argue threatens the parish’s ability... Read more

'Immaculate Conception' by Peter Paul Rubens, circa 1628.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

The miracle that made the Immaculate Virgin patroness of Spain and its infantry

In 1585 a miracle attributed to the Immaculate Conception allowed the Spanish troops to win the Battle of Empel in... Read more

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By Joe Bukuras

Christian pro-family group denied access to Virginia restaurant because of values

A pro-family organization was told by Metzger Bar and Butchery in Richmond, Virginia, that it would not be allowed to... Read more

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By Peter Pinedo

Reuters exposes massive rape and forced abortion campaigns in Nigeria

A Reuters investigative report found that a massive forced abortion program has been carried out by the Nigerian military on... Read more

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By Katie Yoder

House expected to pass same-sex marriage bill Thursday

The bill, which would repeal the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act and recognize same-sex marriages on a federal level, has ... Read more

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By Katie Yoder

U.S. bishops back bill to protect pregnant workers as some warn it’s paid abortion leave

The U.S. Senate is currently considering a bipartisan bill that promises protections for pregnant employees. The bill passed the U.S.... Read more

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By Kevin J. Jones

UK Supreme Court rules in favor of banning prayer, protests at abortion clinics

The law prohibits “direct” and “indirect” pro-life “influence,” broadly defined, within 100 meters (about 328 feet) of an abortion provider. Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Who is Father Marko Rupnik, the Jesuit priest and artist accused of abuse?

Who is the Jesuit priest and artist that has been accused of abusing at least nine consecrated women in the... Read more

Jesuit Father Marko Ivan Rupnik with the official image of the 10th World Meeting of Families in Rome.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Former Jesuit provincial on the Rupnik case: It is a ‘tsunami’ of lack of transparency

A former provincial for the Society of Jesus demanded full transparency from his community in dealing with the current situation... Read more