Archive of December 19, 2006 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 19, 2006

New archbishop for Canada's largest English-speaking diocese

Dec 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- Pope Benedict XVI appointed a new archbishop for Canada’s largest English-speaking diocese. Archbishop Thomas Collins of Edmonton will succeed Aloysius Cardinal Ambrozic as the spiritual leader of Toronto’s 1.6 million Catholics.

Holy Father accepts California resignation, appoints new bishop

Dec 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- On Tuesday Pope Benedict XVI accepted the canonically mandated resignation of Bishop Sylvester Ryan of Monterey, California, due to age and appointed a new bishop for the diocese.  Bishop Richard Garcia will be installed as the Ordinary of Monterey on January 30th, 2007.

Knights of Columbus Urges TV Viewers to ‘Help a Child in Need’

Dec 19, 2006 - 12:00 am .- The Knights of Columbus is urging television viewers to help children in need this Christmas. The Catholic fraternal benefit society has been at the forefront of helping needy children and families throughout its 125-year history.