Archive of November 19, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 19, 2010

Nicaraguan bishops call for non-violent end to border dispute with Costa Rica

Nov 19, 2010 - 10:43 pm .- A border dispute between Nicaragua and Costa Rica is causing the Bishops’ Conference of Nicaragua to speak out in favor of resolving the dispute by diplomatic means, instead of resorting to violence.

Church in Colombia calls for solidarity with victims of flooding

Nov 19, 2010 - 09:19 pm .- The Catholic Church in Colombia is calling on the whole country to show solidarity with those who have been left homeless by the intense rainfall that has affected 80 percent of the country.

In closed-door meeting, cardinals examine sensitive issues

Nov 19, 2010 - 06:09 pm .- A day of reflection and prayer for about two-thirds of the world's cardinals began with strong words from the Pope Benedict XVI against the true "dictatorship" of relativism. It finished with an address from the Vatican official in charge of leading the fight against sexual abuse in the Church.

Church in Guatemala calls on Congress to abolish death penalty

Nov 19, 2010 - 05:42 pm .- In a statement released Nov. 18, the executive committee of the Guatemalan bishops' conference called on the Guatemalan Congress to abolish the death penalty.

Germany trip added to Pope Benedict's 2011 schedule

Nov 19, 2010 - 04:11 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI will return home to his native Germany for a visit next fall.

British, Welsh bishops announce plans to receive ex-Anglicans into the Church

Nov 19, 2010 - 02:41 pm .- Five Anglican bishops who announced earlier this month that they are quitting the Church of England, will be the first to join a new “personal ordinariate” established by the bishops of England and Wales this coming January.

Isolation from Church leads more to occult practice than Harry Potter, bishop says

Nov 19, 2010 - 01:36 pm .- Americans around the country will be flocking to see the latest Harry Potter movie this weekend, and some Catholics maintain that the series exposes children to evil influences. But Bishop Thomas Paprocki said in a recent interview that the root cause of dabbling in the occult comes from being isolated from the faith.

Life Prizes to honor six pro-life leaders and groups

Nov 19, 2010 - 06:02 am .- The six winners of the Gerard Health Foundation’s annual Life Prizes have been announced. The awards honor leaders who uphold the sanctity of life through their work.

Bishop Serratelli denies report new Roman Missal underwent major changes

Nov 19, 2010 - 02:59 am .- Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, New Jersey has said that the implementation of the Roman Missal, Third Edition is on schedule and that one news report of major changes is inaccurate.

Mexico City archdiocese calls for humane treatment of Central American immigrants

Nov 19, 2010 - 12:59 am .- The Archdiocese of Mexico City published an editorial in its news service on Nov. 14 calling on federal officials to come up with strategies to protect Central American immigrants who pass through the country on their way to the United States, after reports of their mistreatment have increased in recent months.