Archive for January 18, 2024

Sister Pia Jude (left) and Sister Luca Benedict (right), twin sisters and Sisters of Life.?w=200&h=150

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Twin Sisters of Life share their vocation stories prior to Life Fest 

Sisters Pia Jude and Luca Benedict discuss their vocations to religious life as they prepare to speak at the upcoming... Read more

Pope Paul VI meets Orthodox Patriarch Athenagoras I at his residence of the apostolic delegation on Jan. 5, 1964. The meeting between the two church leaders ended a 900-year standoff between the Roman Catholic Church and the Orthodox Church.?w=200&h=150

By Matthew Santucci

Week of Prayer for Christian Unity commemorates historic meeting of two lungs of the Church

The theme for 2024 is “You shall love the Lord your God ... and your neighbor as yourself.” Read more

A room at MiraVia maternity home in North Carolina is ready to welcome an expectant mother and her child.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

With every woman: How Catholic maternity homes are serving mothers

There are more than 400 maternity homes throughout the U.S. CNA went in-depth into three of the homes that are... Read more

The interior of St. Bernard Church in Madison, Wisconsin, the diocese’s future cathedral.?w=200&h=150

By Kate Quiñones

Vatican approves new cathedral for Diocese of Madison

After nearly 20 years without a cathedral, the Diocese of Madison, Wisconsin, announced on Wednesday that the Holy See approved... Read more


By Tyler Arnold

Resurfaced Fernández book prompts concerns

Some Catholics have raised concerns over both the tone and theology of a recently resurfaced sexually explicit book written by... Read more

Pope Francis receives a delegation from Vietnam’s Communist Party government at the Vatican on Jan. 18, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Could Pope Francis become the first pope to visit Vietnam?

Vietnam has one of the largest Catholic populations among countries never visited by a pope. Pope Francis is keen to... Read more

Participants in a pro-life rally hold signs in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., on June 24, 2023, at a rally marking the first anniversary of the Supreme Court's Dobbs decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.?w=200&h=150

By Tyler Arnold

Knights of Columbus poll: Two-thirds of Americans support some abortion restrictions

About two-thirds of Americans support some level of government restrictions on abortion, according to a recent poll released by the... Read more

Chief Puttany of the Yawanawa tribe performed a shamanic ritual at the World Economic Forum 2024 in Davos, Switzerland.?w=200&h=150

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Shamanic ritual at World Economic Forum: ‘What spirit rules in Davos?’ priest asks

As part of a WEF plenary session on Wednesday, Chieftess Putanny Yawanawá of the Amazonian Yawanawá tribe performed a shamanic... Read more

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, with a capacity of 6,000 in its upper church, was standing room only for the National Prayer Vigil for Life on Thursday night.?w=200&h=150

By Joe Bukuras

2024 March for Life prayer vigil: ‘We must bring light to the darkest corners’

The upper church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, which holds 6,000 people, was standing... Read more