Archive of December 14, 2008 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 14, 2008

USCCB releases Spanish-language resources on new Missal translation

Dec 14, 2008 - 09:04 pm .- New resources for Spanish-speaking Catholics have been added to the web page of the Committee of Divine Worship of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to help them understand and prepare for revisions to be implemented in the Roman Missal.

Cardinal calls for release of abducted Zimbabwean human rights worker

Dec 14, 2008 - 05:39 pm .- In reaction to her “disturbing” abduction, Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, the president of Caritas Internationalis, has called for the immediate release of Jestina Mukoko and other missing human rights advocates in Zimbabwe.

Virginia Santa Claus brings Christ front-and-center

Dec 14, 2008 - 04:23 pm .- It’s a sight to see: a real, live Santa Claus on his knees, hands folded, inclining his head reverently toward statues of the Holy Family.  This is how one Virginia man celebrates Christmas.  For 63 years he has devoted himself to teaching children about the true meaning of the holiday season.

Obama will not moderate on social issues, commentator predicts

Dec 14, 2008 - 04:08 pm .- Despite President-elect Obama’s move to the center on economic and national security issues, he will nonetheless be a radical on social issues, political commentator Paul Weyrich predicts. Such radicalism could be necessary to placate left-wing Obama supporters disappointed by his more centrist decisions.

Catholic leaders remember Cardinal Dulles' service as 'great theologian'

Dec 14, 2008 - 01:26 pm .- U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops president Cardinal Francis George and Catholic commentator George Weigel have both written statements eulogizing Cardinal Avery Dulles, SJ, following the American theologian’s death on Friday. Cardinal George called him “a great theologian and a totally dedicated servant of the Church” while Weigel recalled the late cardinal’s humility and modesty.

Pope Benedict: Christmas comes to remind us ‘love draws near!’

Dec 14, 2008 - 11:36 am .- The Holy Father delivered his Angelus address today on the theme of today’s entrance antiphon at Mass: “Rejoice in the Lord always. I shall say it again: rejoice! Your kindness should be known to all. The Lord is near.”

Catholic schools save U.S. $19.8 billion annually, education group says

Dec 14, 2008 - 04:25 am .- The National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA) claims that Catholic schools save $19.8 billion to the U.S. annually in savings by serving children who would otherwise be educated at taxpayer expense.