Archive for January 6, 2023

Archbishop Georg Ganswein (left), longtime personal secretary of Pope Benedict XVI, kisses the coffin of friend and mentor at his funeral on Jan. 5, 2023, at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Analysis: A closer look at the ceremonial details of Benedict XVI’s funeral

Without question, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s funeral was a pope’s funeral. But there were clear signals that it was not... Read more

Pope Francis with some special visitors at the general audience, Dec. 21, 2022?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis on Epiphany: Get out of your comfort zone to seek God like the Magi

In his homily for the Church’s celebration of the three kings on Jan. 6, the pope warned that today’s world... Read more

Celebrations for the Solemnity of the Epiphany in St. Peter’s Square on Jan. 6, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: the Three Kings found God in poverty

The Solemnity of the Epiphany celebrates the arrival of the Magi who came with gifts to worship the Child Jesus... Read more

Mass for the Solemnity of the Epiphany in St. Peter’s Basilica on Jan. 6, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Pope Francis

FULL TEXT: Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord

Here is is the full text of Pope Francis’ homily for the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord. Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Walgreens, CVS pharmacies to dispense abortion drugs after FDA changes

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 3 announced it will allow any patient with a prescription to obtain... Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden signs the condolence book for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI at the Apostolic Nunciature of the Holy See in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 5, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Biden visits Vatican embassy to pay respects to Benedict XVI

The president visited the apostolic nunciature in Washington, D.C., Thursday to sign a book of condolences for Pope Benedict XVI,... Read more

Visit to the United States - April 15- 20, 2008?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

American Catholics remember Benedict XVI’s singular brilliance, love for beauty

“You can’t understand him simply as a brain. You have to understand him as a person who had a real... Read more

Subiaco Abbey, in Subiaco, Arkansas, had its altar smashed with a hammer, and relics inside the altar stolen on Jan. 5, 2023. A suspect has been arrested and is set to be charged in connection with the attack.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Arkansas monastery’s altar desecrated with sledgehammer, 1,500-year-old relics stolen

A 31-year-old man was arrested Thursday in connection with the crimes committed at the Benedictine Subiaco Monastery. Read more


By Nicolás de Cárdenas

The Holy Family traveled more than 1,200 miles from Israel to Egypt and back

“Coptic Christians have identified some 25 places where they believe Mary, Joseph, and Jesus stayed during their sojourn in Egypt,”... Read more

Attendees at the SEEK23 Catholic conference held in St. Louis?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Young Catholics converge at SEEK23: ‘I love seeing people fall in love with Jesus’

More than 17,000 people descended on St. Louis this week for the SEEK23 Catholic conference, put on by the Fellowship... Read more

The World Cup arrived Jan. 4, 2023, at the Basilica of Our Lady of Luján in Argentina.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

The Virgin and the national soccer team give hope to Argentines, priest says

The World Cup won by the Argentine soccer team arrived Wednesday at the Basilica of Our Lady of Luján as... Read more

Federal court house in Charleston, South Carolina?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

South Carolina Supreme Court strikes down state’s 6-week abortion ban

The 3-2 decision Thursday said that the law violated the right to privacy in the state’s constitution. Read more

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, the outgoing president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, speaking on Nov. 15, 2022, at the conference's fall assembly in Baltimore.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

LA archbishop Gomez: Pope Benedict XVI put Jesus at the center of his life

Archbishop José Gomez of Los Angeles said that while the late pope will be remembered for his great intellect, his... Read more

Bishop-designate Michael John Izen, next auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Pope Francis names new auxiliary bishop for St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese

Father Michael John Izen has served the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as a priest for almost 18 years. Read more

U.S. President Joe Biden?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Biden announces crackdown on illegal immigration ahead of visit to El Paso

“Do not just show up at the border. Stay where you are and apply legally from there,” the president said. Read more