Archbishop Benedito Roberto, C.S.Sp., left for the Father’s House. We have received the sad news that the Archbishop of Malanje, Angola, Mgr. Benedito Roberto,…
In far-reaching executive order, Biden redefines 'sex'
Denver Newsroom, Jan 21, 2021 / 06:01 pm (CNA).- In one of his first acts in office, President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to interpret sex discrimination in federal law to include sexual orientation and gender identity. The move could […]
Missing priest in Burkina Faso found dead
CNA Staff, Jan 21, 2021 / 04:54 pm (CNA).- A Catholic priest in Burkina Faso who went missing Tuesday has been found dead in a forest, the local bishop announced Thursday. “It is with deep sorrow that I bring to everyone's attention that the […]
Two 20th century Italians advance on the path to sainthood
Vatican City, Jan 21, 2021 / 04:49 pm (CNA).- Two Italian contemporaries, a young priest who resisted the Nazis and was shot dead, and a seminarian who died at age 15 from tuberculosis, are both closer to being declared saints. Pope Francis […]
Senegal 1822 - Arrival of M"re Anne-Marie Javouhey in Senegal. She immediately begins working for vocations and in 1827, three future priests set out for studies in Paris: Frs. Moussa, Fridoil and Boilat. | Senegal
Deux Guinées 1842 - Rome appoints Bishop Barron as Prefect Apostolic of Guinée. | Guinea
Germany 1852 - The first candidate from Germany is received into the Congregation by Francis Libermann, Franz-Josef Düllemann from Neheim-Hüsten. He had already begun his theological studies in Paderborn. He is or-dained priest in Paris in1854 and teaches philosophy at Notre-Dame du Gard. He dies in Martinique in 1892 where he was involved in education. | Germany
Brazil South East 1989 - Spiritans leave the diocese of Jales in the State of São Paolo where they have been working for the last 13 years. | Brazil
"In 1733, the Spiritans obtained access to the Far East when Fr. Guillaume Rivoal was sent to Cochin China by the Foreign Missions Society. Others followed. How many is difficult to determine, but 23 years later in 1756, the Spiritan missionary in China, Peter Kerverhé wrote to Fr. Darragon, then one of the directors of the Foreign Mis-sions Society and himself also a former student of the Holy Ghost Seminary, that 4 of the 6 bishops of the Foreign Missions in the Far East were Spiritans" (Henry Koren: "To the Ends of the Earth", p. 35).