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Syrian archbishop-elect Father Jacques Mourad.

New Syrian Catholic archbishop tells how he survived captivity by Islamic State

Jan 23, 2023

By Ana Paula Morales

The appointment of Father Jacques Mourad, a Syrian priest, as archbishop was confirmed by Pope Francis on Jan. 7. Read more

Pro-lifers march on Washington D.C. during the March for Life

Watch the March for Life in a 30-second video

Jan 23, 2023

By Francesca Pollio Fenton

Watch the entire march in the same time it takes to say two Our Fathers. Read more

Bishop Georg Bätzing, president of the German bishops’ conference in St. Peter’s Square, June 27, 2020.

German bishop dismisses Vatican concerns over a permanent synodal council

Jan 23, 2023

By AC Wimmer

On Monday, Bishop Georg Bätzing said he welcomed a new letter from the Vatican detailing concerns about the push for... Read more

Bishop Rolando Álvarez.

Prosecution accused of fabricating witnesses for trial of Nicaraguan bishop

Jan 23, 2023

By CNA Staff

An exiled priest and a human rights defender charge that the dictatorship of President Daniel Ortega is manipulating and “fabricating”... Read more

Pakistanis protest Nov. 2, 2018, in Lahore, shortly after the nation's supreme court acquitted Asia Bibi of blasphemy charges.

Pakistan tightens its already far-reaching blasphemy laws

Jan 23, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Insulting the Prophet Muhammad is already a capital offense in Pakistan. Under the newest legal changes, those convicted will now... Read more

Pro-life and abortion rights activists protest during the 50th annual March for Life rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 20, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Pro-abortion counter-protesters at March for Life were few but loud

Jan 23, 2023

By Tyler Arnold

Although some had speculated that the pro-abortion presence might be larger this year, only about a dozen pro-abortion protesters stood... Read more

Montse Alvarado speaks with EWTN News Executive Editor Matthew Bunson during a live broadcast of “EWTN News In Depth.”

Montse Alvarado Named President and COO of EWTN News

Jan 23, 2023

By Lauretta Brown

Alvarado comes to the role from her position as executive director and chief operating officer at the Becket Fund and... Read more

President Joe Biden speaks to mayors from across the country during an event at the East Room of the White House on Jan. 20, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

Biden vows to increase abortion pill access on the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade  

Jan 23, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

President Joe Biden issued a memorandum on Sunday directing federal agencies to support wider access to abortion pills. Read more

Inez Arakaki and her son Zachary place flowers on a makeshift memorial site in front of the Star Dance Studio in Monterey Park, California, on Jan. 23, 2023, where 10 people were shot dead late on Jan. 21, 2023.  California police searched on Jan. 23, 2023 for what compelled a 72-year-old man of Asian descent to shoot dead 10 people as they celebrated Lunar New Year at a dance hall in the Los Angeles suburbs.

Los Angeles archbishop prays for victims of shooting at dance studio

Jan 23, 2023

By Tina Dennelly

Los Angeles Archbishop José Gomez on Sunday offered prayers for victims of a Saturday shooting at a Monterey Park, California,... Read more

Fr. Timothy Radcliffe addressing the bishops of the Catholic Church in England and Wales

Controversial Dominican priest to lead October retreat for bishops at start of synod

Jan 23, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Father Timothy Radcliffe, whose statements on homosexuality have previously sparked controversy, will lead a three-day retreat to kick off the... Read more

An estimated 10,000 people turned out for the Walk for Life West Coast in San Francisco  on Jan. 21, 2023, the second-largest pro-life demonstration in the U.S. after the national March for Life in Washington, D.C., which marked its 50th anniversary a day earlier.

Walk for Life West Coast and OneLife LA 2023 proclaim: ‘Life is good!’

Jan 23, 2023

By Jim Graves

San Francisco and Los Angeles events brought out droves of participants to witness to the humanity of the unborn and... Read more

Tom and Mindy Edwards from Sandusky, Ohio, attend the 50th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2023.

Longtime March for Life attendees see their prayers answered in Roe’s downfall

Jan 22, 2023

By Katie Yoder

In the early days of the pro-life movement many feared they wouldn't live to see Roe v. Wade overturned. Read more

Pope Francis delivers the Angelus address on Jan. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis: To stay with Jesus requires the courage to leave our sins

Jan 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Following Jesus “means giving up the time wasted on so many useless things,” the pope said. Read more

Adam Smith-Connor was fined for “praying for [his] son, who is deceased” near an abortion facility in Bournemouth, England.

Second bystander ensnared by English ban on prayer outside abortion clinics

Jan 22, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

Amid continuing controversy over strict limits on behavior outside abortion clinics in some English cities, a man faces a fine... Read more

Pope Francis confers the ministry of catechist in St. Peter's Basilica on Jan. 22, 2023.

Pope Francis confers lay ministries upon 10 people in St. Peter’s Basilica

Jan 22, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis conferred the lay ministries on the Sunday of the Word of God, a day that he declared in... Read more

Pope Benedict XVI in 2005 and Cardinal Mario Grech in 2022

Cardinal Grech: Benedict XVI was misunderstood throughout his life

Jan 21, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“Incomprehension was a constant factor in the life and mission of this man,” Cardinal Mario Grech said. Read more

The Pillars of Creation, captured by the Hubble Space Telescope.

Harvard scientist: The wonders of the universe point to a Creator

Jan 21, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Karin Öberg, professor of astronomy and director of undergraduate studies at Harvard University, spoke recently at the Wonder Conference in... Read more

Father Oscar Benavidez was found guilty of two crimes on Jan. 16, 2023.

Meet the priest the Nicaraguan dictatorship wants to put away for eight years

Jan 21, 2023

By CNA Staff

Father Oscar Benavidez was found guilty of two crimes at a Jan. 16 trial riddled with irregularities and consisting of... Read more

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Now that the March for Life is over, here’s a snapshot of a shifting abortion landscape

Jan 21, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Since Roe v. Wade was overturned last year, state lawmakers have gone in dramatically different directions on abortion. Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in an international training course for liturgical celebrations in Catholic dioceses on Jan. 20, 2023

Pope Francis: In the Mass, prioritize awe over aesthetics

Jan 21, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

“We must rediscover and value silence,” Pope Francis said. Read more