Archive for January 17, 2023

Cardinal Joseph Zen, former bishop of Hong Hong, attends the funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Jan. 5, 2023, in St. Peter's Square.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Zen ‘very concerned’ about Synod on Synodality

In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Giornale published on Jan. 17, Zen said that he hopes that the... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Lawsuit: CVS wrongly fired Christian employee for objections to abortifacients, contraception

A Christian nurse practitioner claims that a CVS pharmacy wrongly fired her from her job after it ended her accommodation... Read more

Pope Francis prays in front of a crucifix during his general audience on Oct. 26, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prays for victims of Congo church bombing

The church bombing in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday killed at least 14 people and injured more than... Read more

Father Michael Mithamo King’ori embraces Archbishop Anthony Muheria during his Jan. 14, 2023, ordination Mass.?w=200&h=150

By Magdalene Kahiu

First-ever blind Catholic priest in Kenya is ordained

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri reflected on the Jan. 14 ordination to the priesthood of Father... Read more

Farmers and pet owners alike brought out their beloved animals to the Vatican for a special blessing on the feast of St. Anthony Abbot, Jan. 17, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

PHOTOS: Animals blessed in St. Peter’s Square for feast of St. Anthony Abbot

Farmers and pet owners alike brought their beloved animals to the Vatican for a special blessing on Jan. 17. Read more

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

By Joe Bukuras

Pro-life advocate Mark Houck, who was arrested in FBI raid, to stand trial next week

Houck was arrested at home in front of his terrified wife and kids, sparking national outrage and concern over the... Read more

Gustavo Petro, president of Colombia.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Church in Colombia says government announcement of supposed cease-fire was a ‘great defeat’

The Archdiocese of Bogotá published an editorial Jan. 11 criticizing the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, for announcing a supposed... Read more

St. Michael the Archangel.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Thief steals St. Michael statue from church, trips, and is injured by the angel’s sword

A drunken thief was injured after falling on the sword of a statue of St. Michael the Archangel that he... Read more

Former U.S. postal worker Gerald Groff believes his religious freedom was violated when heh was reprimanded for refusing to work on Sundays.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Supreme Court set to hear case of postal worker who refused to work Sundays

Gerald Groff sued the U.S. Postal Service, arguing that he was wrongfully targeted because of his religious convictions. Read more

Biagio Conte, a lay missionary based in Palermo, is seen doing a pilgrimage in a almost deserted street on March 20, 2020, in Palermo, Italy. Conte died Jan. 12, 2023, and his Jan. 17, 2023, funeral in Palermo was attended by thousands.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Thousands attend funeral of modern-day St. Francis in Italy

Thousands of people attended the Jan. 17 funeral of Biagio Conte, the lay missionary founder of the Hope and Charity... Read more

Fr. Marcel Uwineza was only 14 years old when he witnessed the painful experience of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. He saw his father, mother, two brothers, and a sister murdered during the civil war between the Tutsis and Hutus.?w=200&h=150

By Jude Atemanke

Rwandan priest forgives his family’s killer: ‘We shared a drink and we were shedding tears’

Father Uwineza said he was “invaded by something higher than him. It’s something we can’t forgive on our own. ...... Read more

Father Oscar Benavidez.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Nicaraguan priest found guilty, sentenced to eight years in prison for ‘conspiracy’

A judge found Father Oscar Benavidez Dávila guilty of the crimes of “conspiracy to undermine national security and sovereignty” and... Read more

Theodore McCarrick outside Dedham District Court, Friday, Sept. 4, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

McCarrick’s lawyers say he’s not competent to stand trial

Defense attorneys plan to file a motion to dismiss the criminal case against Theodore McCarrick, who is accused of sexually... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Scottish bishops: ‘Conversion therapy’ ban would criminalize Christian pastoral care

A proposed ban on “conversion therapy” is so vague, the bishops warned, that the law would “create a chilling effect.” Read more

Sister André Randon.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Oldest person in the world, French Catholic nun Sister Andre, dies at 118

Sister Andre Randon, a French nun and the oldest person in the world, has passed away at the age of... Read more