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Advent candles.

What is Advent anyway?

Dec 3, 2023

By CNA Staff

Need a refresher on Advent? Here’s some info that can help you live a great Advent this year. Read more

Australian theologian Father Ormond Rush addresses the General Assembly of the Synod on Synodality on Oct. 23, 2023, in the Vatican’s Paul VI Hall.

Theologian points to Vatican II’s ‘dynamic’ tradition in Synod on Synodality speech

Oct 23, 2023

By Hannah Brockhaus

Tradition “was a major point of discussion at the Second Vatican Council,” Father Ormond Rush said Monday. Read more

Pope Francis meets participants in the international conference ‘Lines of Development of the Global Compact on Education’ in a room adjacent to the Vatican's Paul VI Hall, June 1, 2022.

Pope Francis: Guarding ‘dead traditions’ is dangerous for the Church’s life

Jun 1, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The pope was speaking to participants in an international conference on education. Read more

Father Robert Cooper on the set of his online cooking show.

Cooking show is this New Orleans priest's recipe for sharing the faith

Feb 26, 2022

By Leonardo Colon

Meet Father Robert Cooper, star of a new online cooking series in which he creates various dishes inspired by feast... Read more

Catholics praying at Mass.

Poll finds strong approval for Pope Benedict, Catholic tradition

Feb 22, 2013

As the Feb. 28 resignation of Pope Benedict XVI approaches, the vast majority of U.S. Catholics have a favorable view... Read more