Archive of December 15, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 15, 2010

Pope remembers St. Veronica, who shared the wounds of Christ

Dec 15, 2010 - 07:37 pm .- "In an instant, I saw five brilliant rays of light shine forth from his most holy wounds, and all came to my face." St. Veronica Giuliani wrote these words more than three centuries ago, describing her mystical experience of Christ.

Growth of Church depends on each Christian, says Argentinean archbishop

Dec 15, 2010 - 06:03 pm .- An Argentinean archbishop explained on a recent television program that the growth of the Church depends on each Catholic's commitment to the faith. .

Knights of Columbus vigorously deny abuse cover up

Dec 15, 2010 - 05:33 pm .- The Knights of Columbus, the largest Catholic fraternal organization, is vehemently denying accusations that they willfully covered up reports that one of their members sexually abused minors several decades ago.

Legion of Christ delegate calls members to follow God's will for renewal

Dec 15, 2010 - 03:56 pm .- The papal delegate for the Legion of Christ, Cardinal Velasio De Paolis, is exhorting members of the order to embrace the will of God as their renewal process moves forward.

Pope Benedict finalizing his travel plans for 2011

Dec 15, 2010 - 03:04 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI is finalizing his travel plans for the upcoming year — which so far include a three-day visit to his homeland and another to the African country of Benin. 

Mexican cardinal emphasizes importance of marriage

Dec 15, 2010 - 01:53 pm .- Cardinal Juan Sandoval Iniguez, Archbishop of Guadalajara, Mexico recently highlighted the importance of marriage, calling it “a service to life, to love, to humanity, but above all, a service to God,” who “created man and woman to cooperate in creation, to transmit life and to care for it.”

Former science teacher named bishop for Kansas diocese

Dec 15, 2010 - 01:51 pm .- Fr. John Brungardt, 52, will become the new bishop of Dodge City in Kansas, succeeding Bishop Ronald M. Gilmore as he retires at age 68.

Junior high students win contest with video on homelessness

Dec 15, 2010 - 06:53 am .- A seventh grade religion class in Hawaii won an annual contest held by the U.S. bishops' social justice branch with a mini-documentary on the problem of homelessness in the state.

Haiti deteriorating amid cholera outbreak and violence

Dec 15, 2010 - 02:12 am .- The cholera outbreak in Haiti has caused a deteriorating situation that could cause 200,000 deaths without intervention, a Catholic priest in the country has warned.