Archive for March 9, 2023

Inside St. Frances of Rome Church 8 in Rome, Italy on March 9, 2016.?w=200&h=150

By Elise Harris

St. Frances of Rome: She found a path to sainthood in marriage and motherhood

St. Frances dreamed of becoming a nun, but in obedience to her parents' wishes and the advice of her confessor,... Read more

Classroom in a Catholic school.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Newman Guide expands to include K-12 and more in ‘faithful Catholic’ school guide

Starting in April, the Cardinal Newman Society’s “Newman Guide” will include K–12 schools, home-school programs, and graduate programs. Read more

Laocoön and His Sons, Vatican Museums.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Vatican takes climate activists to trial for damage to base of famous statue in Vatican Museums

Guido Viero, 61, and Ester Goffi, 26, were ordered to appear before the Vatican City State’s tribunal on March 9. Read more

Pope Francis arrives with Cardinal Marc Ouellet (R) of Canada for the opening of three-day Symposium on priesthood in the Paul VI hall at the Vatican on Feb. 17, 2022.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

‘The figure of a father’: Cardinal Ouellet on 10 years with Pope Francis

Cardinal Marc Ouellet has had an up-close look at Pope Francis’ first 10 years as pope. He spoke to CNA... Read more


By Kevin J. Jones

Seal of Confession under attack? Delaware, Vermont bills draw Catholic criticism

The proposed requirement would be practically “nearly impossible to meet” for Catholic clergy, the Diocese of Wilmington has said. Read more

Dome of the Rock with Christian church in foreground in Jerusalem.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis underlines ‘universal value’ of Jerusalem in speech to Palestinians

The theme of the meeting of the Joint Working Group for Dialogue was the spiritual significance of Jerusalem for Jews,... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.?w=200&h=150

By Hannah Brockhaus

St. Peter’s Basilica to hold monthly eucharistic adoration on portico

Beginning March 14, adoration will take place every second Tuesday from 8-9 p.m. on the parvise in front of the... Read more

Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Dictatorship in Nicaragua dissolves John Paul II Catholic University

In a new blow to the Church in Nicaragua, the dictatorship of Daniel Ortega has ordered the legal status of... Read more

A sonogram picture of a fetus in the second trimester of a woman's pregnancy?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Wyoming advances a new abortion ban to replace blocked ‘trigger law’

The governor is expected to sign into law legislation that says unborn babies are human beings and should be afforded... Read more

President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Ortega shuts down Catholic aid organization Caritas Nicaragua

The charity provided food for the country’s poorest people, donations of crutches and prostheses, delivered medicines at low cost, among... Read more

Damage to the neighborhood near the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Aleppo, Syria?w=200&h=150

By Ana Paula Morales

Priest laments that economic sanctions are preventing post-war recovery and reconstruction in Syria

"The economic blockade is causing great suffering today," said Father Hugo Alaniz, an Argentine missionary of the Institute of the... Read more