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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

Gustavo Petro, president of Colombia.

Church in Colombia says government announcement of supposed cease-fire was a ‘great defeat’

Jan 17, 2023

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Bogotá published an editorial Jan. 11 criticizing the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, for announcing a supposed... Read more

Former U.S. postal worker Gerald Groff believes his religious freedom was violated when heh was reprimanded for refusing to work on Sundays.

Supreme Court set to hear case of postal worker who refused to work Sundays

Jan 17, 2023

By Peter Pinedo

Gerald Groff sued the U.S. Postal Service, arguing that he was wrongfully targeted because of his religious convictions. Read more

Farmers and pet owners alike brought out their beloved animals to the Vatican for a special blessing on the feast of St. Anthony Abbot, Jan. 17, 2023.

PHOTOS: Animals blessed in St. Peter’s Square for feast of St. Anthony Abbot

Jan 17, 2023

By Courtney Mares

Farmers and pet owners alike brought their beloved animals to the Vatican for a special blessing on Jan. 17. Read more

Mark Houck with his children

Pro-life advocate Mark Houck, who was arrested in FBI raid, to stand trial next week

Jan 17, 2023

By Joe Bukuras

Houck was arrested at home in front of his terrified wife and kids, sparking national outrage and concern over the... Read more

Father Michael Mithamo King’ori embraces Archbishop Anthony Muheria during his Jan. 14, 2023, ordination Mass.

First-ever blind Catholic priest in Kenya is ordained

Jan 17, 2023

By Magdalene Kahiu

Archbishop Anthony Muheria of the Catholic Archdiocese of Nyeri reflected on the Jan. 14 ordination to the priesthood of Father... Read more

Pope Francis prays in front of a crucifix during his general audience on Oct. 26, 2022.

Pope Francis prays for victims of Congo church bombing

Jan 17, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The church bombing in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday killed at least 14 people and injured more than... Read more

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Lawsuit: CVS wrongly fired Christian employee for objections to abortifacients, contraception

Jan 17, 2023

By Kevin J. Jones

A Christian nurse practitioner claims that a CVS pharmacy wrongly fired her from her job after it ended her accommodation... 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

Martin Luther King Jr. addresses a crowd from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where he delivered his famous I Have a Dream speech during the Aug 28 1963 march on Washington DC.

U.S. Catholic bishops observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Jan 16, 2023

By Katie Yoder

Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops recalled Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy in... Read more

Pope Francis prayed for peace in his Angelus address following Mass in L'Aquila, Italy.

Pope Francis offers condolences after 69 die in Nepal plane crash

Jan 16, 2023

By Courtney Mares

The plane was carrying 72 passengers from Kathmandu to Pokhara, a popular base for trekkers in the Annapurna mountain range... Read more

Chika Anyanwu (left) and Father Josh Johnson

Catholics reflect on racial reconciliation in U.S. Church: ‘We must be rooted in prayer’

Jan 16, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Two prominent Catholic speakers say they have seen an openness among Catholics to acknowledge racism as a sin and as... 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

Map of the Democratic Republic of Congo

Islamic State bombs church service in Congo

Jan 16, 2023

By Courtney Mares

At least 10 people were killed and more than three dozen injured in the terrorist attack on a church in... Read more