Archive for January 18, 2023

Unidentified individuals on Jan. 15, 2023, desecrated the Blessed Sacrament in Our Lady of the Abandoned Catholic Church in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Blessed Sacrament desecrated in church in Nicaragua

Unidentified individuals on Jan. 15 desecrated the Blessed Sacrament in a Catholic church in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. Read more

Pope Francis prays at the general audience, Oct. 19, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis prays for priest killed in Nigeria, asks for prayers for persecuted Christians

At the end of his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis asked for people to join him in praying for persecuted Christians... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Jan. 18, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Jesus is ‘the unsurpassed model of evangelization’

At his weekly public audience, Pope Francis said that one of the best images to represent Jesus’ style of life... Read more

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn (left) and Archbishop Georg Gänswein, longtime personal secretary for Pope Benedict XVI.?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

Cardinal Schönborn calls Gänswein book ‘unseemly indiscretion,’ confirms key detail of Benedict papacy

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn on Wednesday confirmed he was the person who encouraged Joseph Ratzinger to accept the conclave’s decision. Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller (left) and Cardinal George Pell?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Müller: Cardinal Pell was Pope Francis’ best theological counselor

Pell was an inaugural member of Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals, a group of originally nine cardinals established in September... Read more

"The Chosen" actor Jonathan Roumie meets Pope Francis at the Vatican on Aug. 11, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

7 things to know about March for Life keynote speaker Jonathan Roumie of ‘The Chosen’

The actor who portrays Jesus on the popular TV series is one of the featured speakers at this year's March... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

Iowa diocese bans use of puberty blockers, transgender pronouns in schools and parishes

The Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, has banned the use of puberty-blocking drugs, transgender pronouns, and the use of bathrooms... Read more

Ultrasound scan of 15 week-old baby?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Even after Roe, most Americans support abortion restrictions: poll

A majority of Americans support some limits on abortion and Americans’ attitudes toward abortion have not significantly changed, a new... Read more


By Courtney Mares

Italian Psychoanalytic Society expresses ‘great concern’ over use of puberty blockers

The president of the society called for “rigorous scientific discussion” of gender issues in young people. Read more

Young adults hold colorful signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Katie Yoder

2023 March for Life: 8 things for pro-lifers to know

This year’s march on Friday, Jan. 20, will be the first March for Life held in a post-Roe America. Read more


By Hannah Brockhaus

Report: Christian persecution at its highest point in 30 years

The World Watch List, released by Open Doors on Jan. 18, reported that the number of Christians facing persecution worldwide... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Brazilian bishop authorizes prayer for private devotion to Benedict XVI

“As children of the Church we must pray and ask God for his eternal rest in heaven,” the prelate said... Read more


By CNA Staff

Priest warns of dangers of social media after 12-year-old girl records her suicide

“I think it’s important to let ourselves be ‘hit hard’ by these stories, and that it not come off as... Read more

A community of Benedictine sisters recording an album of sacred music.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

‘Catholics Got Talent?’: Competition invites musicians to promote zeal for the Eucharist

The musical competition is one facet of the multiyear National Eucharistic Revival. Read more