Nigerian priest shot dead on Christmas Eve

The flag of Nigeria on a military uniform. / Bumble Dee/Shutterstock. Abeokuta, Nigeria, Dec 30, 2021 / 15:00 pm (CNA). Fr. Luke Mewhenu Adeleke, a priest of the Diocese of Abeokuta, was shot dead Friday while returning home after celebrating Mass. He was shot in his car by unknown gunmen Dec. 24 in the Obafemi […]

Uproar over Chicago Mass: Did this Christmas Eve liturgy go too far?

Some say the theatrical presentation of the Christmas Eve Mass at St. Sabina Church in Chicago went too far. / Screen shot of St. Sabina YouTube video Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Dec 30, 2021 / 13:28 pm (CNA). Outraged by a freewheeling Christmas Eve Mass that featured jazz musicians, choreographed dances around the altar, and theatrical […]

Baltimore Releases New COVID-19 Protocols

Catholics gathering for in-person ministry activities are now required to wear a mask and practice social distancing. All Catholics aged five and older are now required to wear a mask inside of churches in Baltimore County and Howard County, including clergy and liturgical ministers.

Signs of Hope Amidst Christian Persecution, Catholic Charity Says

Courtesy photo Red Week in Poland. This month’s consecration of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Arabia in Bahrain offered “a ray of hope for the coexistence of Christians and Muslims in the Arab world,” says Thomas Heine-Geldern, executive president of ACN.