Archive for September 28, 2023

Pope Francis speaks at the at the Grotto of Lourdes in the Vatican Gardens on May 31, 2021, against the backdrop of an image of Our Lady, Undoer (or Untier) of Knots.?w=200&h=150

By Tina Dennelly

How Pope Francis spread devotion to Our Lady, Undoer of Knots

This popular devotion traces its origins to Germany, in 1612, when a priest ministered to a couple in a difficult... Read more

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton of Steubenville, Ohio gives the homily during Mass with members of the USCCB Region VI at the Basilica of St. John Lateran on Dec. 10, 2019, during their ad Limina Apostolorum visit.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis names Steubenville bishop as auxiliary bishop of Detroit

Bishop Jeffrey Monforton, 60, is originally from Detroit and will assist 74-year-old Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron in the administration of... Read more

Archbishop Stephen Ameyu Martin Mulla of Juba and his episcopal coat of arms (top left); Bishop Stephen Chow of Hong Kong and his episcopal coat of arms (top right); Bishop Américo Aguiar of Setúbal, Portugal, and his coat of arms (bottom left); Archbishop Stephen Brislin of Cape Town and his coat of arms.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Catholic Church’s new cardinals explain why they chose their spiritual mottos

Episcopal mottos are selected when a Catholic priest is consecrated as a bishop and are traditionally found at the base... Read more

U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Republicans seek to overturn Biden transgender rule they say would cut school lunches

The United States Department of Agriculture updated its anti-discrimination rules last year to prohibit discrimination based on a person’s transgender... Read more

The statue of Saint Wenceslas (Pomník svatého Václava) in the eponymous square in Prague, depicts Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia in Prague, Czech Republic, May 23, 2009.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

A Christmas message in September: How ‘Good King Wenceslas’ inspired his people to follow God

We know him by the famous Christmas carol, but Wenceslaus I was known to be a man of deep faith... Read more

Jim Irsay, a billionaire businessman who grew up in the Chicago area, praised his cousin Sister Joyce Dura’s service to others during her time as a religious sister.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Indianapolis Colts owner donates $5 million to Catholic Charities to honor cousin, a nun

“Sister Joyce spent a half-century giving back to others, so with this gift I only hope to emulate my dear... Read more

Cardinal-elect Stephen Chow said Sept. 28, 2023, that evangelization in China today should focus on communicating the love of God “without the agenda of turning them into Catholics.”?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

New Hong Kong cardinal: Sharing ‘love of God,’ not conversions, goal of Church in China

The bishop of Hong Kong, who will be made a cardinal in the consistory this weekend, spoke to CNA about... Read more

Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis delivers remarks during the FOX Business Republican Primary Debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on Sept. 27, 2023, in Simi Valley, California.?w=200&h=150

By Daniel Payne

During GOP debate DeSantis says he would support 15-week national abortion ban

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis also criticized remarks earlier this year from former President Donald Trump.  Read more

Brother Robert Macke, a Jesuit and astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, works in his office at the Vatican Observatory.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Meet the Vatican scientist helping NASA on a historic space mission

Brother Robert Macke, a Jesuit astronomer at the Vatican Observatory, is one of the world’s foremost experts in the study... Read more


By Jonah McKeown

One-third of St. Louis Catholic schools face possible closure 

The schools being considered for closure were chosen based on enrollment numbers, demographic trends, financial strength, and other factors. Read more

Father Marko Rupnik?w=200&h=150

By Walter Sanchez Silva

Alleged Rupnik victim: Many of the abused women have never received help

The letter from alleged victims was published following a report by the Diocese of Rome on the Aletti Center, founded... Read more

Archbishop Paul S. Coakley.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Oklahoma archbishop decries execution of Anthony Sanchez as ‘archaic’

Sanchez was convicted of the 1996 rape and murder of 21-year-old University of Oklahoma student Juli Busken. Read more