Archive for January 17, 2024

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By Diego Lopez Marina

Here are 5 Catholic practices to help strengthen your faith life in 2024

In the constant search for spiritual growth and connection to the sacred in everyday life, discovering new ways to strengthen... Read more

The loss of St. Bernard’s Church in Grouard, Alberta, Canada, on May 22, 2023, makes a sad moment for those with memories of the church, said Grouard-McLennan Archbishop Gerard Pettipas. Two men have been arrested in connection with the fire.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Report: 33 churches in Canada destroyed by fire since May 2021

Arson attacks against churches in Canada are on the rise, according to a Canadian news outlet. Read more

Pope Francis gives a blessing at his general audience on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope Francis: ‘In Christianity, there is no condemnation of the sexual instinct’

In a continuation of his catechetical series on vice and virtue, Pope Francis on Wednesday dedicated his general audience to... Read more

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By ACI Prensa

St. Anthony of the Desert, a father of monasticism and co-patron of animals

The feast of St. Anthony of the Desert, also known as St. Anthony Abbot, the father of Christian monks and... Read more

Pro-lifers march on Washington, D.C., during the 2023 March for Life.?w=200&h=150

By Peter Pinedo

Some snow predicted for 2024 March for Life (plus everything else you need to know)

The march’s theme, “With Every Woman, for Every Child,” celebrates the work of pregnancy resource centers across the country. Read more

Colleen Beckemeyer, Cathy Hencken, Ann Kelly, and Nick Matrisotto, all parishioners of Annunciation/Our Lady of Providence parishes, at the SEEK24 conference in St. Louis.?w=200&h=150

By Jonah McKeown

Adult SEEK attendees inspired to bring evangelization tools back to their parishes

Several adult Catholics from St. Louis told CNA that the experience reinvigorated their desire to share the faith in their... Read more

Pope Francis delivers a message at his general audience on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024, in the Paul VI Audience Hall at the Vatican.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis issues new regulations setting spending limits for Vatican offices

Pope Francis amended the Vatican’s financial regulations on Tuesday, enshrining a spending limit into law. Read more

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By Daniel Payne

House to consider bill to halt Biden administration’s defunding of crisis pregnancy centers

The bill, titled the Supporting Pregnant and Parenting Women and Families Act, is scheduled to be considered on Thursday. Read more

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By Peter Pinedo

Mass at California Catholic church interrupted by armed police pursuit

As the priest was elevating the Eucharist just after the consecration, officers entered the sanctuary, shouting at a suspected gunman... Read more

Cardinal Mauro Gambetti greets animals and offers his blessing in St. Peter’s Square on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

PHOTOS: Animals blessed in St. Peter’s Square for feast of St. Anthony Abbot

On the feast of the co-patron saint of animals, the Vatican welcomed animals large and small to be blessed by... Read more

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By Kate Quiñones

How to watch the March for Life: EWTN’s coverage schedule

EWTN will be providing live coverage of the Jan. 19 event, featuring expert guests and in-depth analysis. Read more

Pope Francis delivers a speech to all of the world’s ambassadors to the Vatican on Jan. 8, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Pope: World Economic Forum meeting an opportunity to find ‘ways to build a better world’

On the occasion of the 54th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Pope Francis sent a... Read more

Susan Lutzke, an alumna of St. Bede School, has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars in less than one month for her former Catholic institution.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

Teen hits major fundraising feat in attempt to save her childhood Catholic school

Seventeen-year-old senior Susan Lutzke may have successfully saved her childhood Catholic school from closing after raising more than $400,000. Read more

Project devised by Father Marko Rupnik for the chapel of the Francisco de Vitoria University outside Madrid, Spain.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Spanish university cancels Rupnik chapel project

Francisco de Vitoria University in Spain has canceled its planned chapel project with former Jesuit Father Marko Rupnik. 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 Walter Sanchez Silva

Cardinal Fernández says Pope Francis knew about his book ‘Mystical Passion’

The prefect of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith said in a recent interview that Pope Francis previously... Read more