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Pope Francis gave his Urbi et Orbi" (to the City and to the World) address and Christmas blessing from the central loggia of St. Peter's Basilica on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, Dec. 25, 2019. (photo: Daniel

Our Lady is such a loving Mother! In a recent video, Fr. Mark Goring of St. Mary’s Parish in Ottawa, Ca explains three messages from three of Our Lady’s apparitions: Our Lady of Good Success, Our Lady of Fatima, and Our

L to R: Executive Producer Ken Denison, actor Max McLean and Director Norman Stone (holding the script) smile in front of The Kilns, C.S. Lewis’ former home, where the trio were working on a new film. (photo: Alexander Whittle /

Do Catholics read the Bible? On this week’s episode of The Catholic Talk Show, Ryan Scheel, Fr. Rich Pagano, and Ryan DellaCrosse discuss “the relationship between Catholics and reading Holy Scripture.” The also explain why the Mass is the world’s best Bible study. The guys discuss these topics: •

Titian (1490-1576), “The Presentation of Mary in the Temple” Catholics observe the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Nov. 21. By Susanna Spencer  I plopped down in my desk chair. Our first day of homeschool for the year was

Author Faith Hakesley offers practical advise for abuse victims and those who care for them. Catholics observe the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Nov. 21. By Patti Armstrong  Faith Hakesley was sexually abused at age 15 in 2000 while

I love Ven. Abp. Fulton Sheen! In the talk below, Ven. Abp. Fulton Sheen explains what true patriotism means and how the Founding Fathers defined United States’s liberties. He also describes much of what is happening in our current world. “Patriotism is a virtue

CNA Staff, Nov 20, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Vincent Nichols said Friday that he was committed to overseeing a major overhaul of safeguarding procedures in England and Wales following an independent report that sharply criticized his handling of

Courtesy photo: Streets flooded in Lima Nueva Cortes after two Category 4 storms hit the island. Residents discuss the hardships they are facing, in the wake of the worst natural disaster to strike their central American nation in a generation. By Sabrina

Justin Tallis - A new vaccine that protects against COVID-19 is nearly 95% effective, early data from company Moderna shows. Despite reports that Moderna’s vaccine has no connection to fetal cell lines from elective abortions, the creation of the company’s COVID-19

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 20, 2020 / 03:28 am (CNA).- With just two months left in Donald Trump’s presidency, some pro-life intellectuals are calling for an executive order that offers legal protection for the unborn. In “The Lincoln Proposal,” unveiled Nov. 5

Jakub Schikaneder, “All Souls’ Day,” 1888 November reminds us that there have been many others at the same work of salvation that we are, praying many of the same prayers that we do, going to the same Mass that we do,

CNA Staff, Nov 19, 2020 / 06:27 pm (CNA).- The reconstruction of a church in Beirut severely damaged by the massive explosion that rocked the city this summer is a sign of hope to the area’s inhabitants, said a local

Denver Newsroom, Nov 19, 2020 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- The English and Welsh bishops' conference has decreed that in the translation of the conclusion of collects in the Roman Missal, “one” is to be omitted before “God”. The conclusions will

Štěpán Vraný - An American flag waves outside of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan. COMMENTARY: Leadership in furtherance of the country’s first freedom is the obligation of the president, regardless of political affiliation, yet Biden/Harris have signaled Trump administration advances for

Vatican City, Nov 19, 2020 / 07:30 am (CNA).- A Vatican bishop said this week that a committee of outside professionals is being created to help keep Holy See investments both ethical and profitable. Bishop Nunzio Galantino, president of the Administration

Natalia Volvoka - The interior of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City with a Baroque canopy over the altar. COMMENTARY: The consecration of an altar and the consecration of a church are among the most beautiful ceremonies in the entirety of

Courtesy photo - Exterior shot of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brewster, Wa. Investigators have deemed the fire at Sacred Heart to be intentional, but police have not yet made the same pronouncement about the fire at the Baptist church. By Jonah

CNA Staff, Nov 18, 2020 / 05:29 pm (CNA).- A group of Christian leaders is challenging orders to shut down churches in England and Wales, saying the move violates religious freedom protections and has not been shown to be necessary

Rome Newsroom, Nov 18, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- In 2020, the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal has lost scores of pilgrims and, with them, large amounts of revenue, amid coronavirus travel restrictions which have kept foreigners away. Spokeswoman

CNA Staff, Nov 18, 2020 / 11:10 am (CNA).- As Covid-19 cases have been on the rise among the incarcerated, Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton has called on the British government to reinstate an early release program to

CNA Staff, Nov 18, 2020 / 08:30 am (CNA).- The Catholic Church in Belgium reported Wednesday a rise in Mass attendance in 2019 compared to the previous year. The figures, issued Nov. 18, showed that 241,029 people attended Mass on the

CNA Staff, Nov 18, 2020 / 07:00 am (CNA).- A cyber security expert has urged the Vatican to take immediate action to strengthen its defenses against hackers. Andrew Jenkinson​, group CEO of Cybersec Innovation Partners (CIP) in London, told CNA that

The gradual return to “normalcy” will be an opportunity to correct problems and abuses that have crept into the Church over the last 50 years. By John Grondelski  The modified moratorium on Mass in many parts of the country has been followed

CNA Staff, Nov 17, 2020 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- While the Bishop of Tyler asserted Monday that the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Moderna “is not morally produced”, the National Catholic Bioethics Center and the Charlotte Lozier Institute have indicated

Rome Newsroom, Nov 17, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe published data Monday documenting more than 500 hate crimes against Christians in Europe in 2019. Incidents included attacks against Catholic priests, arson attacks on Catholic

Courtesy photo. Catholics gather to pray the Rosary including Bishop Ma Daquin of Shanghai. Responding to Cardinal Parolin’s recent comments that appeared to downplay the existence of Christian persecution, Dalù says persecution is actually too gentle of a term for the

CNA Staff, Nov 17, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The altar of Christ the King parish in Gothenburg, Sweden, was vandalized on Friday, Nov. 13, in an act that the pastor believes was intentionally symbolic. Fr. Tobias Unnerstål arrived at his

Mario Tama/Getty Images. Voter Izzi Buckles holds her son, Rowan, as she marks her ballot in a polling place at Roosevelt High School on Nov. 3 in Des Moines, Iowa. The election results are still not settled, and Catholics are

CNA Staff, Nov 17, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- The United Nations human rights commissioner has called for international attention and aid in Mozambique in response to an escalating series of attacks by Islamist militant groups. “The situation is desperate both

Martin Bureau. A woman holds a placard reading "We want the mass" as faithful Catholics rally to protest against COVID-19 restrictions under which masses are banned in churches, on November 15, 2020 in Versailles, outside Paris, as France is on

Anthony van Dyck, “The Coronation of Saint Rosalia,” 1629 St. Rosalia is the patron saint of Palermo, Sicily, and a saint who has long been called upon in times of pandemic. By Angelo Stagnaro  I love the saints. I love being startled by

CNA Staff, Nov 16, 2020 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- Bishop Joel Baylon of Legazpi encouraged Catholics to cling to the theological virtues since two typhoons devastated the central Philippines this month. According to a Nov. 14 statement, the bishop urged victims

Our Lady of Akita is one of the most incredible apparitions of the twentieth century: three messages from Mary to a nun from a wooden statue seen crying and sweating blood. Her warnings about recent times remind us of the need

Emreculha Under duress, Armenia signed a Russian-brokered peace deal with Azerbaijan. The territory in turquoise, including the town of Shushi (in gray oval) was taken by Azeri military force in November and retained in the peace agreement of Nov. 10. Shushi

Vatican City, Nov 16, 2020 / 02:17 pm (CNA).- It is a core tenet of the Catholic faith that demons are real, and as said in the St. Michael prayer, that they “prowl about the earth seeking the ruin of

CNA Staff, Nov 16, 2020 / 10:30 am (CNA).- Police halted a baptism in a Baptist church in London on Sunday, citing the country’s coronavirus restrictions that include bans on weddings and baptisms. The restrictions have been criticized by the Catholic

Weho / Shutterstock.com Stained glass shows a depiction of St. Margaret in her namesake chapel at the castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. St. Margaret understood that her mission in life, as it is in all of our lives, was to unite herself

Rome Newsroom, Nov 16, 2020 / 10:04 am (CNA).- Catholics in France gathered outside churches in multiple cities this weekend calling on the government to allow them to attend Mass during the national lockdown. Protests took place across France, including in

LuckyPhotographer/Shutterstock The United States Capitol building at sunset in the District

Pope Francis gave his Urbi et Orbi" (to the City and to the World) address and Christmas blessing from the central loggia of St. Peter's Basilica on the Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, Dec. 25, 2019. (photo: Daniel

Our Lady is such a loving Mother! In a recent video, Fr. Mark Goring of St. Mary’s Parish in Ottawa, Ca explains three messages from three of Our Lady’s apparitions: Our Lady of Good Success, Our Lady of Fatima, and Our

L to R: Executive Producer Ken Denison, actor Max McLean and Director Norman Stone (holding the script) smile in front of The Kilns, C.S. Lewis’ former home, where the trio were working on a new film. (photo: Alexander Whittle /

Do Catholics read the Bible? On this week’s episode of The Catholic Talk Show, Ryan Scheel, Fr. Rich Pagano, and Ryan DellaCrosse discuss “the relationship between Catholics and reading Holy Scripture.” The also explain why the Mass is the world’s best Bible study. The guys discuss these topics: •

Titian (1490-1576), “The Presentation of Mary in the Temple” Catholics observe the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Nov. 21. By Susanna Spencer  I plopped down in my desk chair. Our first day of homeschool for the year was

Author Faith Hakesley offers practical advise for abuse victims and those who care for them. Catholics observe the Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary on Nov. 21. By Patti Armstrong  Faith Hakesley was sexually abused at age 15 in 2000 while

I love Ven. Abp. Fulton Sheen! In the talk below, Ven. Abp. Fulton Sheen explains what true patriotism means and how the Founding Fathers defined United States’s liberties. He also describes much of what is happening in our current world. “Patriotism is a virtue

CNA Staff, Nov 20, 2020 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Vincent Nichols said Friday that he was committed to overseeing a major overhaul of safeguarding procedures in England and Wales following an independent report that sharply criticized his handling of

Courtesy photo: Streets flooded in Lima Nueva Cortes after two Category 4 storms hit the island. Residents discuss the hardships they are facing, in the wake of the worst natural disaster to strike their central American nation in a generation. By Sabrina

Justin Tallis - A new vaccine that protects against COVID-19 is nearly 95% effective, early data from company Moderna shows. Despite reports that Moderna’s vaccine has no connection to fetal cell lines from elective abortions, the creation of the company’s COVID-19

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Nov 20, 2020 / 03:28 am (CNA).- With just two months left in Donald Trump’s presidency, some pro-life intellectuals are calling for an executive order that offers legal protection for the unborn. In “The Lincoln Proposal,” unveiled Nov. 5

Jakub Schikaneder, “All Souls’ Day,” 1888 November reminds us that there have been many others at the same work of salvation that we are, praying many of the same prayers that we do, going to the same Mass that we do,

CNA Staff, Nov 19, 2020 / 06:27 pm (CNA).- The reconstruction of a church in Beirut severely damaged by the massive explosion that rocked the city this summer is a sign of hope to the area’s inhabitants, said a local

Denver Newsroom, Nov 19, 2020 / 05:01 pm (CNA).- The English and Welsh bishops' conference has decreed that in the translation of the conclusion of collects in the Roman Missal, “one” is to be omitted before “God”. The conclusions will

Štěpán Vraný - An American flag waves outside of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Manhattan. COMMENTARY: Leadership in furtherance of the country’s first freedom is the obligation of the president, regardless of political affiliation, yet Biden/Harris have signaled Trump administration advances for

Vatican City, Nov 19, 2020 / 07:30 am (CNA).- A Vatican bishop said this week that a committee of outside professionals is being created to help keep Holy See investments both ethical and profitable. Bishop Nunzio Galantino, president of the Administration

Natalia Volvoka - The interior of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City with a Baroque canopy over the altar. COMMENTARY: The consecration of an altar and the consecration of a church are among the most beautiful ceremonies in the entirety of

Courtesy photo - Exterior shot of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Brewster, Wa. Investigators have deemed the fire at Sacred Heart to be intentional, but police have not yet made the same pronouncement about the fire at the Baptist church. By Jonah

CNA Staff, Nov 18, 2020 / 05:29 pm (CNA).- A group of Christian leaders is challenging orders to shut down churches in England and Wales, saying the move violates religious freedom protections and has not been shown to be necessary

Rome Newsroom, Nov 18, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- In 2020, the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal has lost scores of pilgrims and, with them, large amounts of revenue, amid coronavirus travel restrictions which have kept foreigners away. Spokeswoman

CNA Staff, Nov 18, 2020 / 11:10 am (CNA).- As Covid-19 cases have been on the rise among the incarcerated, Bishop Richard Moth of Arundel and Brighton has called on the British government to reinstate an early release program to

CNA Staff, Nov 18, 2020 / 08:30 am (CNA).- The Catholic Church in Belgium reported Wednesday a rise in Mass attendance in 2019 compared to the previous year. The figures, issued Nov. 18, showed that 241,029 people attended Mass on the

CNA Staff, Nov 18, 2020 / 07:00 am (CNA).- A cyber security expert has urged the Vatican to take immediate action to strengthen its defenses against hackers. Andrew Jenkinson​, group CEO of Cybersec Innovation Partners (CIP) in London, told CNA that

The gradual return to “normalcy” will be an opportunity to correct problems and abuses that have crept into the Church over the last 50 years. By John Grondelski  The modified moratorium on Mass in many parts of the country has been followed

CNA Staff, Nov 17, 2020 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- While the Bishop of Tyler asserted Monday that the coronavirus vaccine being developed by Moderna “is not morally produced”, the National Catholic Bioethics Center and the Charlotte Lozier Institute have indicated

Rome Newsroom, Nov 17, 2020 / 02:00 pm (CNA).- The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe published data Monday documenting more than 500 hate crimes against Christians in Europe in 2019. Incidents included attacks against Catholic priests, arson attacks on Catholic

Courtesy photo. Catholics gather to pray the Rosary including Bishop Ma Daquin of Shanghai. Responding to Cardinal Parolin’s recent comments that appeared to downplay the existence of Christian persecution, Dalù says persecution is actually too gentle of a term for the

CNA Staff, Nov 17, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- The altar of Christ the King parish in Gothenburg, Sweden, was vandalized on Friday, Nov. 13, in an act that the pastor believes was intentionally symbolic. Fr. Tobias Unnerstål arrived at his

Mario Tama/Getty Images. Voter Izzi Buckles holds her son, Rowan, as she marks her ballot in a polling place at Roosevelt High School on Nov. 3 in Des Moines, Iowa. The election results are still not settled, and Catholics are

CNA Staff, Nov 17, 2020 / 09:00 am (CNA).- The United Nations human rights commissioner has called for international attention and aid in Mozambique in response to an escalating series of attacks by Islamist militant groups. “The situation is desperate both

Martin Bureau. A woman holds a placard reading "We want the mass" as faithful Catholics rally to protest against COVID-19 restrictions under which masses are banned in churches, on November 15, 2020 in Versailles, outside Paris, as France is on

Anthony van Dyck, “The Coronation of Saint Rosalia,” 1629 St. Rosalia is the patron saint of Palermo, Sicily, and a saint who has long been called upon in times of pandemic. By Angelo Stagnaro  I love the saints. I love being startled by

CNA Staff, Nov 16, 2020 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- Bishop Joel Baylon of Legazpi encouraged Catholics to cling to the theological virtues since two typhoons devastated the central Philippines this month. According to a Nov. 14 statement, the bishop urged victims

Our Lady of Akita is one of the most incredible apparitions of the twentieth century: three messages from Mary to a nun from a wooden statue seen crying and sweating blood. Her warnings about recent times remind us of the need

Emreculha Under duress, Armenia signed a Russian-brokered peace deal with Azerbaijan. The territory in turquoise, including the town of Shushi (in gray oval) was taken by Azeri military force in November and retained in the peace agreement of Nov. 10. Shushi

Vatican City, Nov 16, 2020 / 02:17 pm (CNA).- It is a core tenet of the Catholic faith that demons are real, and as said in the St. Michael prayer, that they “prowl about the earth seeking the ruin of

CNA Staff, Nov 16, 2020 / 10:30 am (CNA).- Police halted a baptism in a Baptist church in London on Sunday, citing the country’s coronavirus restrictions that include bans on weddings and baptisms. The restrictions have been criticized by the Catholic

Weho / Shutterstock.com Stained glass shows a depiction of St. Margaret in her namesake chapel at the castle in Edinburgh, Scotland. St. Margaret understood that her mission in life, as it is in all of our lives, was to unite herself

Rome Newsroom, Nov 16, 2020 / 10:04 am (CNA).- Catholics in France gathered outside churches in multiple cities this weekend calling on the government to allow them to attend Mass during the national lockdown. Protests took place across France, including in