Archive for December 6, 2023

St. Nicholas, by Jaroslav Čermák (1831-1878).?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

5 things to know and share about St. Nicholas

How much do you know about the man whose feast falls on Dec. 6? Read more

Pope Francis speaks at his general audience on Dec. 6, 2023, in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis at general audience: ‘The Spirit is the protagonist’ of evangelization

Pope Francis’ catechetical series on the essential components of the proclamation of the Gospel culminated with a fourth and final... Read more

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke during the solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 29, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Here are 5 things to know about Cardinal Burke

As details of the prelate’s housing situation in Vatican City continue to develop, here are some important things to know... Read more

Cardinal Víctor Manuel Fernández celebrates his Mass of titular possession at the Church of Sts. Urban and Lawrence at Prima Porta on the northern outskirts of Rome on Dec. 3, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Cardinal Fernández: Offer yourselves to the Lord ‘like clay ready to be molded’

The new head of the Vatican’s doctrine office gave a homily this week in which he encouraged Catholics to be... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Colorado parents protest after daughter told to share bed with male student on school trip

The incident occurred over the summer on a cross-country overnight trip when the girl was assigned to sleep in the... Read more

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Kevin McCarthy.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

Former Speaker McCarthy says he’s leaving Congress at end of year

The California Republican said in an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal that he had “decided to depart the House... Read more

Former cardinal Theodore McCarrick outside the Dedham District Court in Massachusetts on Sept. 3, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Theodore McCarrick case in Wisconsin hangs in the balance after new competency exam

If the Wisconsin case is dismissed, McCarrick could avoid any criminal penalties for the accusations of sexual abuse that saw... Read more

Father Gabriel Romanelli (center), the Latin parish priest of Gaza, is among the celebrants at a Mass to celebrate the feast day of Our Lady, Queen of Palestine and the Holy Land at the shrine dedicated to her at Deir Rafat on Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

‘These are very hard times’: Pastor of Gaza Catholic church gives update on Christians’ plight

“The pope called us daily, to check on us,” said Father Gabriel Romanelli in a recent interview where he discussed... Read more

Father Caleb Laldawngsanga leads refugees from violence-torn Manipur in the praying of a rosary.?w=200&h=150

By Anto Akkara

Refugees of ethnic clash in India find open arms in majority-Christian state

“We are grateful to God [that] we are safe here,” said Mercy Tungdian, who now lives with her three small... Read more

Christopher Wray at his confirmation hearing on July 12, 2017.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold,Joe Bukuras

FBI director grilled after release of new report on targeting of Catholics

The hearing followed the unveiling of the House Judiciary Committee’s report detailing the results of a monthslong investigation into a... Read more