Archive for December 8, 2022


By CNA Staff

Spanish bishops lament there are families who oppose religious vocations of their children

The bishops published an annual message in anticipation of Holy Family Day under the theme “The family, cradle of the... Read more

Pope Francis visits the statue dedicated to the Immaculate Conception near Rome’s Piazza di Spagna Dec. 8, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Pope Francis calls on Catholics to entrust themselves to Our Lady, prays for peace in Ukraine

On Thursday, Pope Francis publicly visited the statue dedicated to the Immaculate Conception near Rome’s Piazza di Spagna for the... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Dec. 7, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Like a row of dominoes: an analysis of the latest Vatican appointments

The latest appointment at the Vatican kicks off several changes for the Church, both in Rome and around the world. Read more

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, following the final vote on the Respect for Marriage Act in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

House passes same-sex marriage bill in final vote, sending it to Biden’s desk

A total of 219 Democrats, along with 39 Republicans, voted “yea” to the bill. One hundred sixty-nine Republicans voted against... Read more

Father Hans Zollner?w=200&h=150

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Jesuit expert in the fight against abuse: Vatican dicastery must respond regarding Father Rupnik

The statements by Father Hans Zollner mark another development in the widening controversy surrounding Father Marko Rupnik. Read more

A detail from Francisco de Zurbarán’s painting “The Immaculate Conception” (1628–1630)?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Explore the Immaculate Conception through art in video series on faith and beauty

Benedictine College is kicking off a new video series today on art and faith with a video celebrating today’s solemnity... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Baltimore abuse survivors file request to make abuse report public

The survivors are attempting to make public a recently sealed attorney general’s report that claims to chronicle hundreds of instances... Read more

Mark Houck with his children?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Arrested pro-life activist Mark Houck victim of religious discrimination, lawyers say

Lawyers filed a motion to dismiss the case, contending that “the Biden administration, has engaged in an overt pattern of... Read more