Catholic school in India attacked by Hindu mob over alleged conversions

The flag of India. / Alexey Gotovsky/CNA Sagar, India, Dec 9, 2021 / 15:23 pm (CNA). A missionary Catholic school in central India was attacked by a mob of Hindu activists on Monday, despite the school saying they warned police about a possible attack.  A right-wing Hindu group of an estimated 500 people attacked St. […]

‘Mary on the Mantel’? Think ‘Elf on the Shelf’, but Catholic 

Mary on the Mantel. / Be a Heart. Denver Newsroom, Dec 9, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). For the past 16 years, Elf on the Shelf has become a tradition, both hated and loved, for families in the days leading up to Christmas. Based on a book and accompanying doll, the elf is a scout […]

Pope Francis’ Acceptance of Archbishop Aupetit’s Resignation Carries Consequences

Fred Scheiber Archbishop of Paris Michel Aupetit arrives to lead Mass which brought together 9000 pilgrims to commemorate the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on August 15, 2021 in Lourdes, southern France. COMMENTARY: Who would want a position where the gossip of others leads to a downfall, even if the Holy Father protests the ‘injustice’ […]

Chile Legalizes ‘Same-Sex Marriage’

The Senate voted 21-8, with three abstentions, in favor of the report from the joint committee the morning of Dec. 7. The bill was “more urgent than pensions, more urgent than violence, more urgent than decent healthcare. There is no other bill, not even healthcare, which is paramount, to be so fast-tracked,” Constantino lamented.

Benedict XVI Receives Nativity Scene From Homeland of Bavaria

Diocese of Regensburg. Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer, Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, and Archbishop Georg Gänswein with the nativity scene on Dec. 8, 2021. Regensberg diocese posted photographs on social media showing the 94-year-old pope emeritus seated between Bishop Voderholzer and Archbishop Gänswein, who was holding one of the two nativity scenes.

Video Shows Attack on Blessed Mother Statue Outside National Basilica

Screenshot Surveillance footage shows a man hammering at the Our Lady of Fatima statue located outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5, 2021. Police said the incident is not currently deemed to be a hate crime.

Vatican’s Christmas Liturgies Restricted Due to COVID Concerns

Daniel Ibáñez A Swiss Guard stands watch near a Christmas tree in the Paul VI Audience Hall during the Pope’s weekly general audience on Dec. 1. The number of faithful taking part in the Christmas liturgical celebrations will be limited, but all scheduled ceremonies will be livestreamed on social media and other platforms.

Chile legalizes same-sex marriage

Same-sex wedding cake. / Sara Valenti/Shutterstock Santiago, Chile, Dec 9, 2021 / 10:53 am (CNA). Chile’s National Congress passed Dec. 7 a bill legalizing same-sex marriage that in June received the backing of President Sebastián Piñera.The bi… […]