'9 Days for Life' novena for the protection of human life set for Jan. 21-29

pro-life activists at 2018 march for life

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholics across the country are invited to take part in the "9 Days for Life" novena Jan. 21-29 for the protection of human life.

Heavy security in D.C., ongoing pandemic means March for Life will be virtual

March for life

WASHINGTON (CNS) — For the first time since 1974, when it first began, the message of the national March for Life to participants is: Stay home.

Vatican ambassador Callista Gingrich has farewell meeting with Pope Francis

Pope Francis meets Newt and Callista Gingrich

Vatican City (CNA) — The United States ambassador to the Holy See, Callista Gingrich, met with Pope Francis Friday as she prepares to leave Rome in tandem with the end of Donald Trump’s presidency.