Archive for January 7, 2024


By CNA Staff

The history of the Epiphany: Here’s what you need to know

The feast of the Epiphany is even older than the feast of Christmas and enjoys its own season, which goes... Read more

New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner Gayle Benson pictured with two students at Good Shepherd School in New Orleans, where she announced her decision to give a large donation to fund the opening of a second school in December 2023.?w=200&h=150

By Zoe Romanowsky

‘Every child deserves the opportunity to thrive’: New Orleans Saints owner funds new Catholic school

Gayle Benson concluded her monthly giving in December with a large donation to Good Shepherd School, which serves inner-city children... Read more

Pope Francis baptizes babies in the Sistine Chapel on Jan. 7, 2024.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

PHOTOS: Pope Francis baptizes 16 babies in the Sistine Chapel

On the feast of the Baptism of the Lord, the pope baptized 16 babies and presided over Mass beneath Michelangelo’s... Read more

Pope Francis prays the Angelus on Jan. 7, 2024, and offers pilgrims gathered in St. Peter's Square a reflection on baptism.?w=200&h=150

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis: If you don’t know the date of your baptism, look it up

Speaking from the window of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace, the pope said Jan. 7 that the anniversary of one’s baptism... Read more

Three Franciscan friars portray the Magi in Bethlehem on the afternoon of Jan. 6, 2024. After the Second Vespers of the Epiphany, they descended in the Grotto of the Nativity in Bethlehem, where they brought their gifts to the places of Jesus' manifestation.?w=200&h=150

By Marinella Bandini

The Magi reach Bethlehem, finding smaller crowd of faithful amid ongoing war

The Magi made their appearance for the recitation of the Second Vespers of the Epiphany, marking the conclusion of the... Read more