Archive for December 21, 2023

Pope Francis gives his annual Christmas address to the cardinals who work in Vatican offices on Dec. 21, 2023, in the gilded Hall of Benediction at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis to Roman Curia: ‘Rigid ideological positions’ prevent us from moving forward

“Let us remain vigilant against rigid ideological positions that often ... separate us from reality and prevent us from moving... Read more

Injured parishioners receive Communion on the third Sunday of Advent, Dec. 17, 2023, at Holy Family Parish in Gaza.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

After military review, IDF again denies killing two women at Gaza Catholic church

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem said last week that on Dec. 16, a sniper of the IDF “murdered two Christian... Read more

Woman with transgender symbol on her hand.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne,Joe Bukuras

Indiana Catholic women’s college reverses transgender admissions policy

Saint Mary’s College President Katie Conboy had last month confirmed a new transgender-friendly admissions policy for the college. Read more

His Excellency José Ignacio Munilla is bishop of the Orihuela-Alicante Diocese in Spain.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Bishop Munilla: Fiducia Supplicans not ‘heretical’ but application will be ‘chaotic’ 

The Spanish prelate warned about how the declaration will be put into practice and shared suggested blessing language. Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, Cardinal Fridolin Ambongo, and Bishop Robert Barron.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

More bishops voice criticism — and support — for Vatican document on blessing same-sex couples

Some bishops, including Cardinal Gerhard Müller and several bishops in Africa, have firmly denounced the Vatican’s document. Read more

Mnsgr. Isidoro del Carmen Mora Ortega is bishop of the Diocese of Siuna, Nicaragua.?w=200&h=150

By Diego Lopez Marina

Second bishop detained by the dictatorship in Nicaragua

The Nicaraguan police arrested on Dec. 20 the bishop of Siuna, Isidoro del Carmen Mora Ortega. Read more

Olive harvest season in the southern border town of Rmeish, Lebanon, in the midst of a crisis situation.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Almost all Christians have fled southern Lebanon amid Israel-Hezbollah bombing

Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Shia militant group in Lebanon, began attacking Israel at the Israeli-Lebanese border following the beginning of the... Read more