Archive for January 9, 2023

Pope Francis addresses international diplomats to the Holy See on Jan. 9, 2023, in the Vatican's Blessing Hall.?w=200&h=150

By Jonathan Liedl

To counter ‘third world war,’ Pope Francis proposes ‘truth, justice, solidarity, and freedom’

Pope Francis Monday gave his annual address to Vatican diplomats, describing the speech as “a call for peace in a... Read more

Father Mike Schmitz speaks at SEEK23.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

‘Catechism in a Year’ podcast tops the charts: ‘It has a beauty that speaks to the heart’

The success of “The Catechism in a Year,” hosted by Father Mike Schmitz, speaks to “the deep longing we all... Read more

Archbishop Georg Gänswein and Pope Francis?w=200&h=150

By Jonathan Liedl

Pope Francis meets with Benedict XVI’s longtime secretary, Archbishop Gänswein

The private audience with the pope took place shortly before the public release of Gänswein’s forthcoming book detailing his nearly... Read more

Three Kings parades went down the streets of 800 Polish towns and cities Jan. 6, 2023, for the feast of the Epiphany, with estimates of some 1.5 million people taking part in what is believed to be the largest street Nativity pageant in the world.?w=200&h=150

By Justyna Galant

Three Kings parades across Poland draw 1.5 million participants

Three Kings parades went down the streets of 800 Polish towns and cities Jan. 6 for the feast of the... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

Meet me in St. Louis: SEEK24 to return to ‘Rome of the West’

Nearly 19,000 people attended the five-day SEEK23 conference at the America’s Center Convention Complex in downtown St. Louis last week. Read more

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen in a post-game press conference on Jan. 8.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

‘God is real,’ says Buffalo Bills QB Josh Allen after game honoring Damar Hamlin

After the Bills defeated the New England Patriots on Sunday in stunning fashion, excitement over the game was expressed in... Read more

National Congress of Brazil?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Brazil bishops denounce violent seizure of Congress, president’s office, and Supreme Court

A large crowd, presumably supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro, seized on Sunday key buildings at the seat of the... Read more

Bishop Seitz welcomes President Biden at the El Paso airport as he begins his first trip to the border as president Jan. 8, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

El Paso bishop meets with Biden, warns of ‘suffering’ to result from new immigration policy

Bishop Mark Seitz handed President Joe Biden a a Sacred Heart holy card on which a migrant child on the... Read more


By Katie Yoder

Catholic bishops condemn Biden administration’s new policy on abortion pills

The U.S. Catholic bishops are challenging the Biden administration after the FDA announced for the first time that pharmacies can... Read more

Jesús Muñoz and his son Benjamin began their 310-mile journey from Neuquén to Las Ovejas, Argentina, on Jan. 7, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Lawyer travels more than 300 miles on horseback to thank St. Sebastian for his law degree

Accompanied by his 13-year-old son, Jesús Muñoz is traveling 500 kilometers (310 miles) on horseback to fulfill a promise made... Read more


By Joe Bukuras

Priest who served in Diocese of Charleston charged with sexual abuse of 11-year-old girl 

Father Jaime Adolfo Gonzalez-Farias, a visiting priest from Chile who served in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina, has been... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

In pandemic’s wake, churchgoing takes a hit, survey indicates

“The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted much of American society, including religious worship,” said a January 2023 report on the survey “Faith... Read more