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The numbers “666” were carved into three separate front doors of the historic Cathedral of Saint Peter in the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Christmas Day attack: Vandals carved ‘666’ on doors of Pennsylvania cathedral

Dec 30, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

The pastor of the Cathedral of Saint Peter in the Diocese of Scranton, Pennsylvania, discovered on Christmas evening that the... Read more

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After Michigan Supreme Court redefines ‘sex,’ Catholic school lawsuit warns of broad impact

Dec 30, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

In July, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity were protected categories under a 1976 Michigan... Read more

The Sisters of Life and the Knights of Columbus are holding a rally, Life Fest, on the morning of the March for Life, Jan. 20, 2023.

Pre-March for Life rally to feature Mass and performances by Brother Isaiah and other Catholic artists

Dec 29, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

The Sisters of Life and the Knights of Columbus will be hosting an all-new "Life Fest” rally on the morning... Read more

A mom receives a donation of free gifts at ABC Pregnancy Resource Center in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Pro-life pregnancy centers bring ‘happy tears’ this Christmas for women and families

Dec 29, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Pro-life pregnancy centers provided women with a Christmas they will never forget. Read more

"The Carrying of the Cross" by the artist Titian is one of the paintings featured in the new book "Jesus in Art and Literature."

Seeing with the eye of faith: encountering Jesus through great works of art

Dec 29, 2022

By Zelda Caldwell

Pierre-Marie Dumont talks to CNA about his new book, “Jesus in Art and Literature.” Read more

"Massacre of the Innocents," by Mariano Rossi (1731-1807), in the church Chiesa id san Giuseppe alla Lungara, Rome.

Meet the Holy Innocents: The ‘infant martyrs’ who died for Baby Jesus

Dec 28, 2022

By Katie Yoder

The Holy Innocents did not know Jesus, but they died in his place. Dec. 28 marks the feast of these... Read more

Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception at night in Washington, DC.

D.C. basilica offers virtual tour of the joyful mysteries for Christmas

Dec 27, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Five chapels inside the vast Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception depict the five Joyful Mysteries, juxtaposed... Read more

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Here are your favorite Christmas carols (kind of)

Dec 27, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

For the second year in a row, we at CNA conducted an informal poll on social media to determine which... Read more

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Remembering the first Christmas in space: Here’s how it happened

Dec 26, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

In the midst of the chaos of 1968, three men left the earth behind, trading the strife of the world... Read more

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The Christmas Truce of 1914: Here’s what really happened

Dec 25, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

On a chilly Christmas morning, soldiers from both sides of the trenches clambered over the barbed wire, arms raised, and... Read more

Fresco of the Holy Family in Dobling Carmelite Monastery in Vienna, Austria. The Church celebrates the feast of the Holy Family this year on Friday, Dec. 30, 2022.

The 8 days of Christmas? A look at the Christmas octave

Dec 25, 2022

By Kevin J. Jones

The Church’s Western liturgical tradition sees Christmas as an octave, an eight-day celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ. Read more

A variety of fish dishes served on Christmas Eve.

Where does the Feast of the 7 Fishes Christmas Eve tradition come from?

Dec 24, 2022

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The feast stems from the southern part of Italy and spans generations. Read more

Scene from "It's a Wonderful Life"

5 classic Christmas movies to watch with the family this year

Dec 24, 2022

By Jonah McKeown

Fire up your favorite streaming service, and there’s no shortage of Christmas movies for you to snuggle up with this... Read more

Migrants, including Blaidimar, 8, from Venezuela, warm themselves by a fire outside the U.S.-Mexico border fence while waiting to make asylum claims in El Paso, Texas, on Dec. 21, 2022, as seen from Ciudad Juarez, Mexico.

Catholic groups gear up to shelter record number of migrants amid Texas freeze

Dec 22, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

With temperatures expected in the teens and wind chills around zero in parts of the state, Catholic groups in Texas... Read more

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

Dec 22, 2022

By Kelsey Wicks

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

Ukraine's President Volodymyr Zelensky receives from U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) (L) a US national flag during his address to the U.S. Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 21, 2022.

With Zelenskyy in the U.S., faith leaders sign petition calling for a ‘Christmas truce’

Dec 21, 2022

By Katie Yoder

One thousand faith leaders have signed a petition that asks the Biden administration to push for a “negotiated settlement” to... Read more

This photo shows the extent of the damage to St. Andrew Catholic Church. It has been edited to blur the spraypainted phallic images.

Alaska archbishop condemns attacks on Catholic church

Dec 21, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

Archbishop Andrew Bellisario called attention to two recent acts of vandalism that took place at St. Andrew Catholic Church in... Read more

A photo of Deborah Emmanuel on her Facebook page. Emmanuel, a Christian student in Nigeria, was killed by an Islamic mob on her college campus on May 12, 2022.

Nigerian mother charged with blasphemy for defending murdered Christian student

Dec 20, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

Rhoda Jatau was arrested after forwarding a video of a Muslim denouncing the mob killing of Nigerian Christian college student... Read more

Salome (right) and the midwife "Emea" (left), bathing the infant Jesus, are common figures in Orthodox icons of the Nativity of Jesus; here in a 12th-century fresco from Cappadocia.

Archaeologists prepare to open ‘tomb of Jesus’ midwife’ to public

Dec 20, 2022

By Katie Yoder

Archaeologists have unearthed artifacts from an ancient Jewish burial cave that Christians associate with Salome, who was possibly a midwife... Read more

A Detroit-area pro-life pregnancy center and the home of one of its board members were spray-painted with threatening messages early Saturday morning, Dec. 17, 2022.

Threatening messages spray-painted on home of pro-life pregnancy center board member

Dec 20, 2022

By Peter Pinedo

A Detroit-area pro-life pregnancy center and the home of one of its board members were spray-painted with threatening messages early... Read more