Kelsey Wicks

Kelsey Wicks

Kelsey Wicks is the Interim Executive Director for Catholic News Agency and the Operations Manager of the ACI Group. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame. She is based in Colorado.

Articles by Kelsey Wicks

Personal secretary of Benedict XVI set to publish new book: Who is he? 

Jan 3, 2023 / 11:00 am

Pope Benedict XVI’s longtime personal secretary, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, has written a firsthand account of his friend and mentor’s papacy.

Benedict XVI’s funeral: Only 2 countries will send official delegations

Jan 2, 2023 / 06:30 am

The Holy See’s announcement that delegations from Italy and Germany will attend the funeral answers one of the questions surrounding the death of a former pope.

This charity aims to provide ‘room at the inn’ for vulnerable Afghans forced to flee Taliban control

Dec 22, 2022 / 13:15 pm

The humanitarian organization Vulnerable People Project is working to secure shelter, food, heat, and security for a group of 200 Afghan refugees. 

Canon lawyer on Father Pavone's dismissal from priesthood: Only the Pope can issue a decision without appeal

Dec 18, 2022 / 19:20 pm

Father Gerald Murray, a canon lawyer, offered insights from canon law regarding unanswered questions about the dismissal of Frank Pavone from the priesthood.

Former Celtic who risked NBA career to speak out against China receives human rights award  

Dec 9, 2022 / 10:00 am

Former Celtic Enes Kanter Freedom received the Lantos Foundation for Human Rights and Justice’s top honor on Dec. 7 at a celebration in Washington, D.C.

Don’t let Christmas take you by surprise: lessons for Advent from the Church

Nov 28, 2022 / 06:36 am

The Church provides songs, signs, and symbols to enter into the season of Advent more fruitfully.

The little-known connection between hoops and holiness

Nov 24, 2022 / 09:00 am

The start of basketball season always coincides with Thanksgiving, lending a proper season to be grateful for the American-born sport.

Rash of attacks on Catholic churches prompts $1 million ad campaign from CatholicVote

Aug 19, 2022 / 19:14 pm

The CatholicVote ad campaign will feature television ads in markets in Washington, D.C.; Arizona; and Wisconsin, as well as online.

Who was Joan of Arc?: Answers to your questions about this heroic saint  

Aug 13, 2022 / 11:09 am

Commissioned by God at the age of 13 to lead the army of France, Joan of Arc seems more legend than history. Here is the true story of the Maid of Orléans.

Afghan Christians: Where are they now?

Jun 11, 2022 / 13:55 pm

Escaping the Taliban was only their first hurdle. Now many are stuck in legal limbo.

How Latvia’s Christian churches use JPII’s natural law teaching to defend life and family

Jun 9, 2022 / 09:17 am

The archbishop of Riga, Latvia, spoke about the critical need for ecumenical cooperation.

There is hope: Meet the young Catholic lawmaker who went viral as a champion for life 

Apr 29, 2022 / 12:58 pm

Julie Slama, 25, who became the youngest female Nebraska senator ever three years ago, is a champion for life and a Catholic convert.

'It's the time for the world to hear our voice': Catholic news agency in Iraq to serve persecuted Christians

Mar 25, 2022 / 13:50 pm

Chaldean Catholic Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil, Iraq, was among the dignitaries at a ceremony marking the inauguration of ACI MENA, an Arabic-language Catholic news agency.

Six years ago today these religious sisters died in Yemen

Mar 4, 2022 / 17:10 pm

On March 4, 2018, four Missionaries of Charity were killed by ISIS in Aden, Yemen.

Pope Francis opens special process to canonize 16 Carmelite martyrs of the French Revolution

Feb 25, 2022 / 13:40 pm

At the request of the bishops of France and the Order of Carmelites Discalced (OCD), Pope Francis agreed on Feb. 22 to open a special process known in the Catholic Church as “equipollent canonization” to raise the 16 Carmelite martyrs of Compiègne to the altars.

Women scholars discuss danger of redefining women

Nov 23, 2021 / 11:46 am

Efforts to redefine women undermine their feminine dignity and unjustly pressure them to resort to abortions to keep pace with men in the workforce, a panel of women scholars said earlier this month in a discussion that highlighted the harmful consequences of de-sexing society.

Stately, Elevating, Compact: The Little Office of Baltimore can be a big plus for one’s prayer life

May 11, 2021 / 15:30 pm

Tan Books is releasing a newly revised redux of the manual of prayers published by the Third Plenary Council of Baltimore (Imprimatur 1888) entitled The Little Office of Baltimore. Edited by Claudio Salvucci, the work is stately, elevating, and compact and will be a big plus to your prayer life.