West Virginia bishop revives lay-led advisory council

Wheeling, W.Va., Feb 8, 2021 / 04:02 pm (CNA).- The Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston is reviving a lay-led advisory council as part of reforms following the 2018 departure of disgraced emeritus Bishop Michael Bransfield. In a Feb. 4 letter, Bishop Mark Brennan announced...

West Virginia bishop revives lay-led advisory council

Wheeling, W.Va., Feb 8, 2021 / 03:50 pm (CNA).- The Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston is reviving a lay-led advisory council as part of reforms following the 2018 departure of disgraced emeritus Bishop Michael Bransfield. In a Feb. 4 letter, Bishop Mark Brennan announced...

Catholic groups announce virtual pilgrimage to Holy Land

CNA Staff, Feb 8, 2021 / 03:46 pm (CNA).- Several Catholic groups have opened on-line registration for a free virtual pilgrimage, where pilgrims may experience the culture and prayer of the Holy Land for over 40 days. It is titled the “Pilgrimage In Faith: A Virtual...

Catholic School Enrollment Sees Sharpest Drop in Nearly 50 Years

Ron Adar Students attend first day of in-person learning at Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of New York at Immaculate Conception Catholic Academy on September 9, 2020. According to the NCEA, there are 4,812 Catholic elementary schools and 1,169 Catholic secondary...

Catholic school enrollment sees sharpest drop in nearly 50 years

Washington D.C., Feb 8, 2021 / 02:30 pm (CNA).- Enrollment at Catholic schools this academic year has seen its largest drop in nearly half a century, according to a new report.   A data brief of the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) showed that...

Christopher Plummer, the Cross and the Swastika

L to R: The varied roles of Christopher Plummer include the anti-Nazi Captain von Trapp and Nazi Herbert Kappler. ON FILM: The longtime actor, who died Feb. 5, stands out for many roles, but among his most notable were two films depicting good and evil embodied in...

Pope Francis to Visit Iraqi Cathedral Burned by Islamic State

Courtesy photo Fr. Georges Jahola in Al-Tahira church in Bakhdida in November 2016, shortly after the town’s liberation. The cathedral that the pope will visit in Bakhdida, served a growing Christian community, until the Islamic State turned the cathedral into...

Pro-Life Candidate Declares Victory in Final 2020 House Race

LuckyPhotographer The United States Capitol building at sunset in the District of Columbia. Tenney, who served in Congress from 2017-2019, won her rematch with Brindisi after losing to him in 2018. Read the Whole Article at its Original...