Archive for December 17, 2023

Father Francesco Patton, Custos of the Holy Land, presides over the solemn Mass for the 1st Sunday of Advent, on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Marinella Bandini

Custos of Holy Land discusses the vocation of Christians in the region today

Speaking on Advent, Christmas, hope, and faith, Father Francesco Patton reflected on the meaning of the season for Christians who... Read more

Oura Church in Nagasaki, Japan.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Catholicism and martyrdom in Japan: Church marks 400 years since Edo massacre

The small but devout Catholic community in Japan is built upon the witness of untold numbers of martyrs. Read more

Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, and Bishop Earl Fernandes.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

A cardinal, an archbishop, and a bishop reveal their vocation stories

During this year’s bishops’ conference in Baltimore, three prelates serving in different parts of the country shared their stories of... Read more

Live Action's new website on the development of a child through pregnancy,

By Joe Bukuras

Pro-life group Live Action offers ‘window to the womb’ in new online experience

Users can either watch an animated video that progresses through each day of development or they can click through each... Read more

Pope Francis at his general audience on Nov. 22, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Pope Francis turns 87: one of the oldest popes in Church history

As the 266th successor of St. Peter to the papacy, Francis will be the oldest bishop of Rome since Pope... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his Angelus address on Dec. 17, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis condemns reported Israeli sniper attack on Gaza Catholic church

The Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem reported that two women were shot by the IDF on Dec. 16. Read more

A member of the crowd in St. Peter's Square holds up a baby Jesus figure for a blessing by Pope Francis at his Sunday Angelus Dec. 17, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis at Sunday Angelus: ‘Only in God do we find the light of life’

Pope Francis reflected on St. John the Baptist, who teaches us that “only in God do we find the light... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates his birthday on Dec. 17, 2023, with children and families who are assisted by the Vatican’s Santa Marta Pediatric Dispensary.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis celebrates 87th birthday with children who receive aid from Vatican clinic

Pope Francis met with children and families who are assisted by the Vatican’s Santa Marta Pediatric Dispensary on Sunday morning,... Read more