Archive for January 24, 2023

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Jan. 22, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: Amid polarization in Church, we are called to speak truth with charity

Pope Francis has urged Christians to “speak the truth and to do so with charity” amid polarization and divisions within... Read more

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By Hannah Brockhaus

Jesuits ask Father Marko Rupnik to stay close to Rome during ‘ongoing preliminary inquiries’

Rupnik has been accused of the sexual, spiritual, and psychological abuse of women from a religious community with which he... Read more

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during a press conference at the presidential office in Taipei on Dec. 27, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Taiwan president writes to Pope Francis about ‘preserving regional security’ with China

“The war that erupted between Russia and Ukraine last February has brought home to humanity just how valuable peace is,”... Read more

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By Kevin J. Jones

Seattle archdiocese says parishes must merge due to decline in number of Catholics 

“With all of the changes that we’re facing today — globally, culturally and within the Church — it’s very clear... Read more

FBI agents arrive at a farm on Jan. 24, 2023, where a mass shooting occurred in Half Moon Bay, California, the day before. Seven people were killed at two separate farm locations that were only a few miles apart. The suspect, Chunli Zhao, was taken into custody a few hours later without incident.?w=200&h=150

By Tina Dennelly

‘Never take human life for granted,’ Archbishop Cordileone says after second mass shooting

In the wake of yet another mass shooting in California, Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone released a statement Monday reminding people of... Read more

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

By Katie Yoder

Millions still suffer from leprosy. Here’s Pope Francis’ message about it

“We cannot forget these brothers and sisters of ours,” the pontiff said in a message to the Second Symposium on... Read more

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By Walter Sanchez Silva

Spanish priest calls out Father James Martin for his ‘poisoned doctrine’ on homosexuality

Father Francisco José Delgado said that “Martin, an American Jesuit, has the habit of speaking out on social media in... Read more

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By CNA Staff

Church in Bolivia denounces ‘perverted curriculum’ with gender ideology for children

Father Pedro Flores pointed out that the content, which will be taught to children under 6, “is a perverted curriculum,... Read more

A woman attends a rally for Mark Houck outside the James A. Byrne United States Courthouse in Philadelphia on Jan. 24, 2023, while holding a sign that says “Justice for Mark Houck!”?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Trial of Mark Houck, pro-life advocate, begins with night of prayer

A crowd of about 50 supporters gathered in front of the federal courthouse in Philadelphia on Tuesday, one day before... Read more

Father Fidelis Moscinski (lower left, standing behind the cross), a well-known pro-life activist and priest of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFR) is seen during a tense standoff between pro-life and pro-abortion demonstrators in Lower Manhattan on July 2, 2022. The pro-life marchers were trying to reach a Planned Parenthood abortion clinic where they planned to hold a prayer vigil, and the pro-abortion demonstrators were trying to block their path.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Priest found guilty of blocking entrance to abortion clinic, faces prison time

“The defendant attempted to prevent women from accessing their legal right to vital reproductive and pregnancy services,” United States Attorney... Read more