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Scottish bishops: ‘Conversion therapy’ ban would criminalize Christian pastoral care

Jan 17, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

A proposed ban on “conversion therapy” is so vague, the bishops warned, that the law would “create a chilling effect.” Read more

Biagio Conte, a lay missionary based in Palermo, is seen doing a pilgrimage in a almost deserted street on March 20, 2020, in Palermo, Italy. Conte died Jan. 12, 2023, and his Jan. 17, 2023, funeral in Palermo was attended by thousands.

Thousands attend funeral of modern-day St. Francis in Italy

Jan 17, 2023

By CNA Staff

Thousands of people attended the Jan. 17 funeral of Biagio Conte, the lay missionary founder of the Hope and Charity... Read more

Cardinal Joseph Zen, former bishop of Hong Hong, attends the funeral Mass for Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on Jan. 5, 2023, in St. Peter's Square.

Cardinal Zen ‘very concerned’ about Synod on Synodality

Jan 17, 2023

By Courtney Mares

In an interview with the Italian newspaper Il Giornale published on Jan. 17, Zen said that he hopes that the... Read more

Pilot Raúl Ruiz.

Meet the Spanish pilot who paid homage to Benedict XVI on a flight to Rome

Jan 16, 2023

By Almudena Martínez-Bordiú

Raúl Ruiz, 50, said he felt the need to dedicate something to the late pope “and share it with all... Read more

Police officers attend the scene of a shooting by St. Aloysius Roman Catholic Church on Jan. 14, 2023, in London, England.

Priest describes ‘pandemonium’ after 6 shot after funeral Mass at London Catholic church

Jan 15, 2023

By Shannon Mullen

Six people —including two children — were injured in a drive-by shooting Saturday at a Catholic church in North London. Read more


Christian Lawyers Foundation in Spain demands TV series promoting pedophilia be pulled

Jan 12, 2023

By CNA Staff

“Scandal, Story of an Obsession” is a Mediaset España production that began being broadcast on Telecinco Jan. 11. Read more

The bishops' call for adherence to Catholic "rules" follows an internet controversy over a August 2022 video of a laywoman who seemed to concelebrate Mass with priests.

Swiss bishops call for respect for ‘rules’ after woman appears to concelebrate Mass

Jan 12, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

The bishops’ intervention follows internet controversy over a video of a laywoman who seemed to concelebrate Mass with priests. Read more

Father Marko Rupnik, SJ.

Jesuits in Slovenia apologize for Rupnik abuse, say they believe victims

Jan 11, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“We fully accept and understand the indignation, anger, and disappointment of the victims and their loved ones,” the Slovenian Jesuits... Read more

Three Kings parades went down the streets of 800 Polish towns and cities Jan. 6, 2023, for the feast of the Epiphany, with estimates of some 1.5 million people taking part in what is believed to be the largest street Nativity pageant in the world.

Three Kings parades across Poland draw 1.5 million participants

Jan 9, 2023

By Justyna Galant

Three Kings parades went down the streets of 800 Polish towns and cities Jan. 6 for the feast of the... Read more


The Holy Family traveled more than 1,200 miles from Israel to Egypt and back

Jan 6, 2023

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

“Coptic Christians have identified some 25 places where they believe Mary, Joseph, and Jesus stayed during their sojourn in Egypt,”... Read more

Archbishop Michel Aupetit of Paris.

Former archbishop of Paris under investigation for sexual assault is ‘outraged but serene’  

Jan 4, 2023

By Solène Tadié

In a statement issued Jan. 3, the Archdiocese of Paris said it was not “able to verify whether the facts... Read more


Anglican Ordinariate converts express gratitude for Benedict XVI’s ‘prophetic’ vision of unity

Jan 4, 2023

By Madeleine Teahan

The Personal Ordinariate of Our Lady of Walsingham was established in 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI to allow Anglicans to... Read more

Archbishop Broglio blesses Sashko Lenevych, a lieutenant in the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

Archbishop Broglio visits Ukraine, promises American solidarity

Jan 3, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Archbishop Timothy Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, offered messages of encouragement and solidarity.  Read more

Pope Benedict XVI during audiences in Vatican in Rome

Bells to ring for Benedict XVI in all Catholic churches in Germany

Jan 3, 2023

By AC Wimmer

The bells of all Catholic churches of the 27 dioceses of Germany are expected to toll at 11 a.m. (local... Read more

A table dedicated to Benedict XVI in his favorite Rome restaurant, Cantina Tirolese.

‘Flavors of home’: Benedict XVI’s favorite restaurant in Rome

Jan 3, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Inside the cozy Cantina Tirolese in Rome, Benedict XVI knew he could always find the flavors of home. Read more

Bishops of England, Scotland, and Wales line up to kiss Pope Benedict XVI's ring at Oscott College in Birmingham, central England, on Sept. 19, 2010, where he later addressed bishops.

Benedict XVI is mourned in the United Kingdom

Dec 31, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

The leader of the Catholic Church in England and Wales, King Charles, and the Prime Minister of Great Britain were... Read more

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce

Woman arrested while praying silently outside abortion clinic charged with ‘intimidation’

Dec 30, 2022

By Charlotte Evans

Isabel Vaughan-Spruce is accused of “protesting and engaging in an act that is intimidating to service users.” Read more

Father Oscar Martin was harassed for his homily on homosexuality.

Priest in Spain who preached on the affective disorder of homosexuality publicly harassed

Dec 29, 2022

By Nicolás de Cárdenas

Father Oscar Martín has been publicly harassed for preaching the Catholic doctrine on homosexuality. Read more

Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful in St. Peter's Square on the occasion of the Beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1, 2011, in Vatican City, Rome.

The most frequently asked questions about Pope Benedict XVI

Dec 28, 2022

By CNA Staff

The news that Pope Benedict XVI is ill has sparked renewed interest in the details of his pontificate and his... Read more

Nativity scene commissioned by Pope Nicholas IV in 1292. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

First known Nativity scene figurines are on display in Rome

Dec 27, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The first known Nativity scene figurines are housed in the Basilica of St. Mary Major. Read more