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Pope Francis listens as Sister Marije Kaleta speaks in Tirana’s St. Paul Cathedral, Albania, Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. Screenshot from Vatican News YouTube channel.

Catholic Nun Who Secretly Baptized Babies Under Communism Dies at 92

Jan 12, 2022

Sister Marije Kaleta risked her life to take Communion to the sick and dying.

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Mother Angelica Museum Receives Communion Rail from Her Home Parish

Jan 12, 2022

The original communion rail from Mother Angelica’s baptismal parish has been donated to the Mother Angelica Museum in Canton, Ohio. 

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Italian Catholic Bishop Forbids Unvaccinated Priests from Distributing Communion

Jan 11, 2022

The new diocesan restrictions come as the Italian government has banned unvaccinated citizens from entering restaurants, public transportation, gyms, theaters, and sports events.

Missionaries of Charity house, Kolkata India. Zvonimir Atletic via www.shutterstock.com.

In reversal, Missionaries of Charity in India again permitted to receive foreign donations

Jan 8, 2022

The Missionaries of Charity have been cleared to receive and use foreign funding in India, after the religious order founded by Mother Teresa was unexpectedly ruled ineligible to receive donations from abroad late last year.

Nurse Mary Onuoha holds the cross on her necklace. Christian Concern.

Nigerian-born Catholic Nurse Unfairly Dismissed Over Cross Necklace, UK Tribunal Rules

Jan 7, 2022

The verdict was hailed as a ‘landmark ruling.’

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When Does Christmas Actually End?

Jan 6, 2022

Just how many days is Christmas? When should you finally take those lights off the porch, or remove the tree? Read on for some of the arguments for and against commonly agreed-upon end dates for Christmas.

Molly Burhans presents one of her maps to Pope Francis and Cardinal Peter Turkson at the Vatican during summer 2018. Vatican Media

Can the Mapping Global Catholic Church Help Heal Earth? One Scientist Aims to Find Out

Jan 2, 2022

When Molly Burhans met with Pope Francis in 2018, she presented him with a map. 

Pope Francis says Mass for the Octave Day of Christmas, Jan. 1, 2015. Bohumil Petrik/CNA.

Ideas for New Year's Resolutions as Catholics

Dec 31, 2021

Should you make a New Year’s resolution? If so, how can you involve your faith in the process? What can you do to set yourself up to be one of the 8 percent that follows through on the goal you set for yourself? CNA has some ideas to kickstart your 2022 on a positive note!

Red Week in Poland. Damian Niemczal.

Christians Still Face Persecution Globally, But There are Signs of Hope: Catholic Charity

Dec 30, 2021

Christians continue to face persecution across the globe but there are many signs of hope, according to the Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN).

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Mother Teresa Missionaries Seek Swift Fix after Indian Government Blocks Foreign Donations

Dec 29, 2021

Supporters of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity reacted with surprise and concern to the Indian government’s ruling that the organization is now ineligible for foreign donations, but a spokeswoman for the Calcutta-based branch of the organization believes the situation will be remedied without much effect on the missionaries’ work.

"Massacre of the Innocents," by Mariano Rossi (1731-1807), in the church Chiesa id san Giuseppe alla Lungara, Rome. Shutterstock

Meet the Holy Innocents: The "infant martyrs" Who Died for Baby Jesus

Dec 28, 2021

The Holy Innocents did not know Jesus, but they died in his place. Dec. 28 marks the feast of these baby boys who are, today, recognized as the first martyrs and pro-life patron saints.

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Five Things to Know about the New Ministry of Catechist in the Catholic Church

Dec 27, 2021

Did you know that some instituted catechists can celebrate ‘minor exorcisms’?

Seminarians of the FSSP's International Seminary of St. Peter. Photo courtesy of Sophia Institute Press.

EWTN Documentary Highlights Chart-topping Christmas Album from Germany, "Sancta Nox"

Dec 24, 2021

A documentary airing on EWTN this Christmas will bring viewers to a seminary in Bavaria, home to an internationally diverse group of men whose singing recently topped the classical charts. 

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Christmas Falls on a Saturday This Year. What Does That Mean for Mass Obligations? 

Dec 21, 2021

This weekend, Latin rite Catholics have an obligation to attend Mass on both Christmas Day, Saturday, Dec. 25, and on the following day, Sunday, Dec. 26. 

Bishop Xavier Novell Gomà, Bishop Emeritus of Solsona. Conferencia Episcopal Española via Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Diocese Announces Sanctions on Spanish Bishop Who Attempted Marriage

Dec 15, 2021

The apostolic administrator of Solsona announced Saturday that the diocese’s former bishop, Xavier Novell i Gomà, had incurred suspension when he attempted marriage last month.

Our Lady of Guadalupe. Sacred Heart Cathedral Knoxville via Flickr (CC BY-NC 2.0).

Why is Our Lady of Guadalupe Patroness of the Unborn?

Dec 11, 2021

Our Lady of Guadalupe is not only considered the patroness of the Americas, but also of the unborn. Here’s why. 

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Pope Francis to Young Addicts: Do Not Be Afraid of Your Suffering

Dec 9, 2021

Pope Francis has encouraged young people suffering from addiction to take an honest look at their suffering, and courageously to invite Christ into their lives.

Pope Francis speaks during an in-flight press conference on the journey from Athens to Rome, Dec. 6, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Says He Accepted Paris Archbishop’s Resignation "on the altar of hypocrisy"

Dec 6, 2021

The pope accepted Archbishop Michel Aupetit’s resignation on Dec. 2.

Pope Francis meets with young people at St. Dionysius School of the Ursuline Sisters in Maroussi, Athens, Dec. 6, 2021. Vatican Media.

Don’t be "prisoners of the cell phone": Pope Francis to Youth

Dec 6, 2021

The pope’s address concluded his three-day visit to Greece.

Pope Francis addresses a meeting with authorities, civil society and the diplomatic corps at the Presidential Palace in Athens, Greece, Dec. 3, 2021. Vatican Media.

Pope Francis Decries Global "retreat from democracy" in Athens speech

Dec 4, 2021

The pope arrived in Greece after a two-day visit to Cyprus.