Archive for December 16, 2023

An icon of St. George and other Christian art pieces on display at The Met’s “Africa & Byzantium” special exhibit.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

This Christmas season, see one of the oldest icons of the Virgin Mother and Child in Met exhibit

This Christmas season, New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art is displaying one of the oldest Madonna and Christ Child... Read more

Father Jarett Konrade, pastor of St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Beloit, Kansas, made an impressive basketball shot during a fundraiser and the moment was the Image of the Week on “EWTN News In Depth.”?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

During fundraiser, priest makes ‘longest shot ever by a priest on a playground’

Father Jarett Konrade in Beloit, Kansas, broke the record while attempting to fundraise for repairs at his parish. Read more

Migrants illegally cross the Rio Grande between designated U.S.-Mexico ports of entry.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

U.S. bishops weigh in on border deal negotiations

In a letter to Congress, the bishops said the policy changes currently under consideration could have a devastating impact on... Read more

Smoke billows over the northern Gaza Strip during Israeli bombardment from southern Israel on December 14, 2023 amid continuing battles between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Hamas.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Two women killed amid Israeli attack at Holy Family Parish in Gaza, Latin Patriarchate says

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem said two women were targeted by an Israeli sniper on Dec. 16. Read more

Italian Cardinal Giovanni Angelo Becciu (right) waits prior to the start of a consistory during which 20 new cardinals are to be created by the pope, on Aug. 27, 2022, at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Vatican court convicts Cardinal Becciu, sentences him to 5 years in jail for embezzlement

Five other defendants in the "Trial of the Century" received similar sentences. Read more