Vatican gradually to defund some mission territories

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2021 / 03:01 pm (CNA).- Earlier this month the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples sent a letter to the bishops of some 1,100 Catholic territories and announced the gradual reduction of the financial support they regularly receive from...

Pope Francis forced to miss more events due to recurrent nerve pain

Vatican City, Jan 23, 2021 / 01:00 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis has been forced to cancel three public appearances scheduled for Sunday and Monday due to a recurrence of the nerve pain that struck him at the end of 2020.  The Holy See press office announced on Jan. 23 that...

Sun, Storm and Solitude

Addicted as I am to alliteration, the title of Karl Keating’s new book was an attraction, but more attractive was the prospect of reading about his hike along the Cammino di San Benedetto–one of the long distance footpaths in Europe. This path–starting in Norcia, the...

LARRY KING R.I.P.

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the death of Larry King: Larry King was perhaps the greatest interviewer of all time. Unlike today’s cable news hosts, Larry came to the table without cue cards. There were no canned questions prepared by a...

Modeling Marital Devotion

Nancy Bauer / Shutterstock.com Above, a stained-glass window depicts the betrothal of Mary and Joseph in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Connellsville, Pennsylvania. The Holy Spouses Society teaches couples with Mary and Joseph in mind. Read the Whole...

Pope Francis: Witness to the Truth by Exposing ‘Fake News’

Pope Francis delivers his Angelus address in the library of the Apostolic Palace Jan. 6, 2021. Earlier this month a false report that Italian police had arrested the pope amid a Vatican “blackout” was widely shared on the internet. Read the Whole Article at its...

UN Adopts Resolution on Protecting Religious Sites

Andrew F. Kazmierski Flags of all nations outside United Nations headquarters in Manhattan. The resolution highlights the increasing threats to culturally and spiritually significant sites by terrorists and militias, who have at times destroyed religious property and...