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Dec 18, 2017 - 03:01 am .- Baroque Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi is hailed as a ‘feminist icon’ based on her portrayal of the female ‘hero,’ who through violence enacts symbolic revenge against men, and her supposed defiance of Counter-Reformation taboos.
Dec 18, 2017 - 02:51 am .- A network of wealthy donors is funding a series of well-organized lobbying campaigns to restrict legal protections for religious freedom, in order to advance access to abortion and LGBT causes.
Dec 17, 2017 - 07:27 pm .- Pope Francis celebrated his 81st birthday with a pizza party for sick children Sunday, reflecting on the joy of children and the importance that they are raised with the faith.
Dec 17, 2017 - 04:10 pm .- As Texas and Florida continue to rebuild from a devastating hurricane season, the Knights of Columbus are offering $1.4 million to aid the reconstruction of badly damaged churches.
Dec 17, 2017 - 03:32 pm .- At least eight churchgoers were killed and another 30 injured in a double suicide bomber attack at a Methodist church in southwest Pakistan.
Dec 17, 2017 - 12:05 pm .- With Christmas just eight days away, Pope Francis said three simple attitudes can help prepare us to welcome Jesus Christ.
Dec 17, 2017 - 07:04 am .- When Father Clemens August von Galen was consecrated Bishop of Münster in October 1933, he chose for his episcopal motto Nec laudibus, nec timore – neither by praises nor by fear, which summed up his ministry throughout Germany's Nazi period.
Dec 16, 2017 - 06:25 pm .- Journalism must prize truth and reflection over sensationalism and clamor, Pope Francis told journalists on Saturday.
Dec 16, 2017 - 04:26 pm .- Pope Francis met with the youth of Catholic Action on Saturday as the movement marks its 150th anniversary year.
Dec 16, 2017 - 03:01 pm .- In recent years, some Catholics have been concerned by pushes from governments in locations such as Louisiana and Australia who challenge the secrecy of the sacrament of confession, asking that priests betray the solemnity of penitents’ confessions when they hear of serious crimes in the confessional.
Dec 16, 2017 - 12:53 pm .- The relics of Christian saints and blesseds deserve special care and their authenticity must be certified by the Church, the Congregation for the Causes of Saints has said.
Dec 16, 2017 - 03:20 am .- “I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven,” Jesus told St. Peter, as recorded in the Gospel of Matthew.
Dec 15, 2017 - 03:07 pm .- In a time of cultural conflict and mistaken ideas about sexual identity, religious leaders have put forth their preferred approach.
Dec 15, 2017 - 02:45 pm .- Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the US, spoke with EWTN News Nightly's Lauren Ashburn on Wednesday, discussing Pope Francis, his background, and his reception within the Church.
Dec 15, 2017 - 02:12 pm .- In a wide-ranging report released Friday, Australia’s royal commission found serious failings in the protection of children from abuse in the Catholic Church and other major institutions.
Dec 15, 2017 - 12:02 pm .- The Holy See announced Friday that Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Christie Macaluso from his position in the Archdiocese of Hartford at the age of 72.
Dec 15, 2017 - 10:41 am .- Music and art are especially suited to helping us more deeply comprehend the true meaning of the mystery of Christmas, said Pope Francis in remarks on Friday.
Dec 15, 2017 - 10:01 am .- Multiple attacks against the Jewish community in Sweden have sparked outcry from leaders who have spoken out against the violence. The Bishop of Stockholm sent a personal letter to the community expressing his solidarity with them.
Dec 15, 2017 - 09:28 am .- When white smoke poured out of the chimney of the Sistine Chapel on October 16, 1978, Fr. Eamon Kelly, a seminarian studying in Rome at the time, couldn’t have known that he was witnessing the election of a future saint.
Dec 15, 2017 - 03:32 am .- What do a grilled cheese sandwich and the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe have in common?

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