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What is Advent, anyway?

Nov 28, 2022 / 11:35 am

Here are a few points that might help you have a great Advent this year.

Detroit bishop calls for penitential Advent after passage of abortion initiative

Nov 26, 2022 / 11:00 am

“Abortion is now legal in Michigan at an unprecedented level, and millions of lives are at stake. We must pray and ask God for his mercy upon us for allowing this evil to happen in our state,” Archbishop Allen Vigneron wrote.

‘Keep Christ in Christmas’ initiative comes to Buenos Aires

Nov 25, 2022 / 13:00 pm

At the initiative of the Vicariate Center of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires, this Christmas the “balconeras” are arriving in Argentina.

He was in a coma for 50 days due to COVID and was just ordained a priest

Nov 23, 2022 / 14:00 pm

Nathanael Alberione was ordained a priest Nov. 21, after he became so sick with COVID that he didn't think he would survive, let alone become a priest.

Dominican theologian to German Bishop Bätzing: Support for gay agenda is ‘modernist heresy’

Nov 23, 2022 / 04:00 am

Father Nelson Medina Medina, a native of Colombia, is an influencer in the Spanish-speaking world with a presence on Twitter, YouTube, and TikTok.

The Worldwide Women’s Rosary is coming to the United Arab Emirates

Nov 22, 2022 / 12:00 pm

Women from all over the world will join together Dec. 8 for the public recitation of a rosary to Our Lady.

Nun who won The Voice of Italy singing competition leaves consecrated life

Nov 21, 2022 / 08:47 am

Sister Cristina Scuccia, the religious sister who won the 2014 edition of The Voice of Italy, has left the consecrated life after 15 years.

How a Cincinnati parish became home to the first church dedicated to ‘Christ the King’

Nov 20, 2022 / 04:00 am

Pope Pius XI established the feast of Christ the King in 1925 as an antidote to the the growing secularist nationalism that followed World War I.

Nicaraguan bishops express concern for thousands who are leaving the country

Nov 18, 2022 / 18:30 pm

In an Advent message issued Nov. 16, the bishops acknowledged “ the concerns we have about the social, political, and economic events of our homeland.”

Mexican archdiocese shares first photo ever taken of image of Our Lady of Guadalupe

Nov 17, 2022 / 15:15 pm

“On the afternoon of May 18, 1923, photographer Manuel Ramos had the honor of being the first to photograph the image of the Virgin of Guadalupe.”

The Church in Cuba will once again have Communion hosts thanks to donations of flour

Nov 17, 2022 / 13:10 pm

The Discalced Carmelites of St. Teresa had informed all the dioceses Nov. 2 that they could no longer produce hosts because they had run out of wheat flour.

German priest contradicts pope and backs pornography as sexual ‘relief’ for celibates

Nov 16, 2022 / 13:30 pm

A priest of the Diocese of Münster, Father Hermann Backhaus, said he also considers it a “very strong” statement to associate the devil with pornography.

FULL TEXT: Archbishop Gomez calls for evangelizing response to secular age

Nov 16, 2022 / 12:45 pm

Archbishop José H. Gomez gave an impassioned farewell address as USCCB president on Tuesday in Baltimore.

Cuban dictatorship to interrogate EWTN correspondent a second time

Nov 16, 2022 / 11:31 am

The Cuban dictatorship’s National Revolutionary Police once again summoned Adrián Martínez Cádizfor an “interview” or interrogation on Nov. 16.

Food shipment feeds hundreds at parish, orphanage and school in Ukraine

Nov 16, 2022 / 09:00 am

Amid concern over new missile strikes and ongoing prayer by Pope Francis for Ukraine, hundreds in the war-torn country received nutritional support from the U.S.

Archdiocese of Madrid pays ‘debt’ to John Paul II, dedicates cathedral chapel in his honor

Nov 16, 2022 / 08:30 am

The cathedral of the Archdiocese of Madrid dedicated Nov. 13 a new chapel in honor of St. John Paul II, who consecrated the church in 1993.

Archbishop Timothy Broglio elected USCCB president 

Nov 15, 2022 / 12:48 pm

Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore was elected vice president.

Construction worker travels hundreds of miles by horse to pay homage to Blessed Virgin Mary

Nov 15, 2022 / 10:00 am

Arriving at the feet of Mary was “indescribable,” said the cowboy pilgrim, Sergio Ariel Ozán.

Chilean court upholds acquittal of bishop accused of covering up teen’s disappearance

Nov 10, 2022 / 17:00 pm

The Supreme Court of Justice of Chile recently upheld the acquittal of Bishop Emeritus Bernardo Bastres Florence of the Diocese of Punta Arenas.

Jewish actor converts to Catholicism: the Virgin Mary ‘is my most beautiful love’

Nov 10, 2022 / 16:00 pm

The famous Jewish actor and humorist Gad Elmaleh announced his conversion to the Catholic faith, a process in which he says the Virgin Mary played a crucial role.