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A community of Benedictine sisters recording an album of sacred music.

‘Catholics Got Talent?’: Competition invites musicians to promote zeal for the Eucharist

Jan 18, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The musical competition is one facet of the multiyear National Eucharistic Revival. Read more

Pope Benedict XVI.

Brazilian bishop authorizes prayer for private devotion to Benedict XVI

Jan 18, 2023

By CNA Staff

“As children of the Church we must pray and ask God for his eternal rest in heaven,” the prelate said... Read more

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Report: Christian persecution at its highest point in 30 years

Jan 18, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

The World Watch List, released by Open Doors on Jan. 18, reported that the number of Christians facing persecution worldwide... Read more

Ultrasound scan of 15 week-old baby

Even after Roe, most Americans support abortion restrictions: poll

Jan 18, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A majority of Americans support some limits on abortion and Americans’ attitudes toward abortion have not significantly changed, a new... Read more

Young adults hold colorful signs outside the U.S. Supreme Court at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 21, 2022.

2023 March for Life: 8 things for pro-lifers to know

Jan 18, 2023

By Katie Yoder

This year’s march on Friday, Jan. 20, will be the first March for Life held in a post-Roe America. Read more

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Italian Psychoanalytic Society expresses ‘great concern’ over use of puberty blockers

Jan 18, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The president of the society called for “rigorous scientific discussion” of gender issues in young people. Read more

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Iowa diocese bans use of puberty blockers, transgender pronouns in schools and parishes

Jan 18, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

The Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa, has banned the use of puberty-blocking drugs, transgender pronouns, and the use of bathrooms... Read more

"The Chosen" actor Jonathan Roumie meets Pope Francis at the Vatican on Aug. 11, 2021.

7 things to know about March for Life keynote speaker Jonathan Roumie of ‘The Chosen’

Jan 18, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

The actor who portrays Jesus on the popular TV series is one of the featured speakers at this year's March... Read more

Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller (left) and Cardinal George Pell

Cardinal Müller: Cardinal Pell was Pope Francis’ best theological counselor

Jan 18, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pell was an inaugural member of Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals, a group of originally nine cardinals established in September... Read more

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn (left) and Archbishop Georg Gänswein, longtime personal secretary for Pope Benedict XVI.

Cardinal Schönborn calls Gänswein book ‘unseemly indiscretion,’ confirms key detail of Benedict papacy

Jan 18, 2023

By AC Wimmer

Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn on Wednesday confirmed he was the person who encouraged Joseph Ratzinger to accept the conclave’s decision. Read more

Unidentified individuals on Jan. 15, 2023, desecrated the Blessed Sacrament in Our Lady of the Abandoned Catholic Church in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua.

Blessed Sacrament desecrated in church in Nicaragua

Jan 18, 2023

By CNA Staff

Unidentified individuals on Jan. 15 desecrated the Blessed Sacrament in a Catholic church in Managua, the capital of Nicaragua. Read more

Pope Francis speaks at his general audience in Paul VI Hall on Jan. 18, 2023.

Pope Francis: Jesus is ‘the unsurpassed model of evangelization’

Jan 18, 2023

By Courtney Mares

At his weekly public audience, Pope Francis said that one of the best images to represent Jesus’ style of life... Read more

Pope Francis prays at the general audience, Oct. 19, 2022

Pope Francis prays for priest killed in Nigeria, asks for prayers for persecuted Christians

Jan 18, 2023

By Courtney Mares

At the end of his Wednesday audience, Pope Francis asked for people to join him in praying for persecuted Christians... Read more

Sister André Randon.

Oldest person in the world, French Catholic nun Sister Andre, dies at 118

Jan 17, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Sister Andre Randon, a French nun and the oldest person in the world, has passed away at the age of... Read more

Theodore McCarrick outside Dedham District Court, Friday, Sept. 4, 2021.

McCarrick’s lawyers say he’s not competent to stand trial

Jan 17, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Defense attorneys plan to file a motion to dismiss the criminal case against Theodore McCarrick, who is accused of sexually... Read more

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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

St. Michael the Archangel.

Thief steals St. Michael statue from church, trips, and is injured by the angel’s sword

Jan 17, 2023

By CNA Staff

A drunken thief was injured after falling on the sword of a statue of St. Michael the Archangel that he... Read more

Father Oscar Benavidez.

Nicaraguan priest found guilty, sentenced to eight years in prison for ‘conspiracy’

Jan 17, 2023

By CNA Staff

A judge found Father Oscar Benavidez Dávila guilty of the crimes of “conspiracy to undermine national security and sovereignty” and... Read more

Fr. Marcel Uwineza was only 14 years old when he witnessed the painful experience of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. He saw his father, mother, two brothers, and a sister murdered during the civil war between the Tutsis and Hutus.

Rwandan priest forgives his family’s killer: ‘We shared a drink and we were shedding tears’

Jan 17, 2023

By Jude Atemanke

Father Uwineza said he was “invaded by something higher than him. It’s something we can’t forgive on our own. ...... Read more