Archive for April 21, 2022

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square on April 18, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Catholic education is vital in ‘an age awash in information’

Pope Francis has said that Catholic education and formation are more important than ever in “an age awash in information... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein in St. Peter’s Square on Sept. 25, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Benedict XVI's secretary in isolation after testing positive for COVID-19

Gänswein has been in isolation since April 11, a time period that included all of the Easter Triduum and Benedict... Read more

Pope Francis on Palm Sunday 2022 in St. Peter's Square.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis joins UN chief’s appeal for Ukraine war Easter truce

The Eastern Orthodox churches and the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church will celebrate Easter on April 24 this year. Read more

Vicki Thorn, who died on April 20, 2022, is remembered as a "fierce advocate" for the unborn and those suffering in the aftermath of an abortion.?w=200&h=150

By Shannon Mullen

Pro-life advocates mourn Vicki Thorn, founder of Project Rachel healing ministry

The unexpected death of Vicki Thorn, 72, the founder of Project Rachel, a post-abortion healing ministry, has shocked and saddened... Read more

Divine Liturgy in St. Erik’s Catholic Cathedral in Stockholm, Sweden, on Easter Sunday 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Ukrainian Catholics crowd Swedish cathedral on Easter

The Cathedral of Stockholm, Sweden, was filled past capacity last Sunday as Ukrainian Catholics in the Scandinavian country celebrated the... Read more

Brad Jolly at his home in Longmont, Colorado.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Colorado man shares his love of math — and Catholicism — with students in Uganda

Since last summer, a Colorado man has been helping Catholic schoolchildren in Uganda using the two “universal” things that they... Read more

Bishop Franz Jung of Würzburg, Germany.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

After backlash, German diocese stops working with Planned Parenthood affiliate

It is unclear why a Catholic bishop chose a pro-abortion organization to assist with counseling victims of sexual abuse. Read more

Blessed Sacrament Basilica in Buenos Aires, Argentina.?w=200&h=150

By Giselle Vargas

Argentine bishops will start annual 'Sharing Sunday' to sustain Church's mission

The bishops of Argentina have announced that the first day of reflection on the importance of sustaining the mission of... Read more

Original painting of the Divine Mercy, by Eugeniusz Kazimirowski in 1934. Wikimedia Commons 4.0.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Divine Mercy Sunday 2022: Here's how to obtain a plenary indulgence

What do a certain Polish nun and a certain Polish pope have in common? They both became saints and they... Read more

Alexander Andreyevich Ivanov's Appearance of Christ to Mary Magdalene (1835)?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

Easter isn't over yet. Here's when it officially ends

Catholics recognize Easter — when Christ rises from the dead after sacrificing his life for all of humanity — as... Read more

Members of the Manitoba Métis Federation meet with Pope Francis at the Vatican, April 21, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

More Indigenous Canadians meet with Pope Francis, amid talk of papal visit

As the Catholic Church continues to engage Canada’s Indigenous people and questions of historical abuse, Pope Francis met with a... Read more