Archive for February 14, 2023

Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann of Kansas City in Kansas.?w=200&h=150

By Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann

Archbishop Naumann responds to Cardinal McElroy: ‘Radical inclusion’ can’t supersede Catholic doctrine

The leader of the Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas, has written a response to recent calls to reconsider the Church’s... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

San Diego Diocese may file for bankruptcy amid abuse claims

At issue, Cardinal Robert McElroy said, is a mounting number of abuse claims filed under a three-year window opened by... Read more

Portugal Catholic Church /?w=200&h=150

By Clara Raimundo

Portugal report details decades of sexual abuse by priests and others within the Catholic Church

Only 25 complaints have been referred to authorities for prosecution because the statute of limitations has expired or the victims... Read more

Smoke rises from a derailed cargo train in East Palestine, Ohio, on Feb. 4, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Ohio train derailment: Catholic diocese prays as concern about hazardous fumes rises

A train derailment in rural Ohio led to a major ecological disaster after hazardous materials caused a massive fire and... Read more

Pope Francis inaugurates the new art gallery at the Vatican Apostolic Library, Nov. 5, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Salesian priest named prefect of Vatican library

As prefect, Father Mauro Mantovani will help run the Vatican’s library alongside the librarian, Archbishop Angelo Vincenzo Zani. Read more

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich, archbishop of Luxembourg (left) and Cardinal Mario Grech, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops?w=200&h=150

By AC Wimmer

‘We need time,’ Synod on Synodality organizers tell German-language media

Cardinal Jean-Claude Hollerich of Luxembourg and Maltese Cardinal Mario Grech made their remarks in the wake of the recent European... Read more

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.?w=200&h=150

By CNA Staff

Photo: Lightning strikes Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil

The lightning bolt struck the afternoon of Feb. 10, and photographer Fernando Braga shared the picture on Instagram. Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of the Diocese of Matagalpa, Nicaragua.?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Latin American bishops pray for Nicaraguan Bishop Álvarez at cathedral where St. Oscar Romero is buried

Romero was an outspoken critic of political injustice in the country and of the violence affecting the lives of ordinary... Read more

Mother Teresa and John Paul II, May 25, 1983.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

11 quotes from the saints on love and relationships

In a culture where the family is attacked and love is often confused with lust, it can be hard to... Read more

Cardinal Peter Ebere Okpaleke offers Mass in Rome at his titular church, the Holy Martyrs of Uganda Catholic Parish, on Feb. 5, 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Nigeria’s newest cardinal shares secret behind the highest Mass attendance in the world

Cardinal Peter Ebere Okpaleke said Nigerian society as a whole has “a traditional worldview” that recognizes the presence of God... Read more

Quebec Cardinal Gérald Lacroix speaks at the International Eucharistic Congress in Budapest, Hungary, Sept. 7, 2021.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Quebec cardinal: ‘We’re not managers, we’re not the boss’ of laypeople

The Catholic cardinal of Quebec said Tuesday that pastors are to be shepherds who help their people grow in a... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Lawsuit: National Archives Museum staff wrongly harassed pro-life visitors

Pro-life advocates who visited the museum last month have filed a lawsuit charging that museum staff told them to remove... Read more

A Pray for Venezuela banner at Campo Santa Maria la Antigua in Panama City, Jan. 24, 2019.?w=200&h=150

By Ana Paula Morales

Venezuela is falling back into ‘extreme poverty,’ archbishop says

“Hunger is more acute every day; there is great need in all sectors of the country.” Read more

Priest celebrating the traditional Latin Mass at the church of St Pancratius, Rome?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Bishop Barron: Latin Mass is here to stay, but new locations to be chosen

“Bishop Robert Barron ... has no intention of eliminating the celebration of the Mass in this form in the Diocese... Read more


By Peter Pinedo

Atlanta airport gets a 24/7 eucharistic chapel

Airline workers and travelers flying through the busiest airport in the world can now spend time in the real presence... Read more

South Dakota state capitol?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

South Dakota bans trans drugs, sex-change surgery for minors

In addition to banning the drugs and surgeries, the new law sets penalties for doctors who refuse to follow the... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez of Matagalpa, Nicaragua, is monitored by police in early August 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Kevin J. Jones

Imprisoned Nicaraguan bishop deserves US support, religious freedom advocates say

“This miscarriage of justice will not be forgotten,” USCIRF Commissioner Frederick A. Davie said Feb. 14. Read more