Archive of December 16, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 16, 2010

Japan's bishops want Neocatechumenal Way to leave for five years

Dec 16, 2010 - 07:32 pm .- Citing years of “trouble,” Japan’s Catholic bishops have asked the Neocatechumenal Way to cease activities in the country for the next five years.

Dissident urges European Union to not be deceived by Cuban government

Dec 16, 2010 - 05:49 pm .- Cuban dissident Guillermo Farinas is cautioning the European Union to not be fooled by the country's Communist government.

Bolivian bishops unmoved by decision to revoke diplomatic passports

Dec 16, 2010 - 04:46 pm .- Church leaders in Bolivia are responding to the government's decision to revoke the diplomatic passports of the country's bishops.

In new message, Pope focuses on religious liberty for Christians

Dec 16, 2010 - 02:52 pm .- Religious liberty — and the growing struggles of Christians and Church institutions worldwide — has emerged this year as one of Pope Benedict XVI’s most pressing concerns.

Venezuelan archbishop denies information in WikiLeaks report

Dec 16, 2010 - 02:05 pm .- The vice president of the Venezuelan bishops' conference has characterized the information in a recently released WikiLeaks cable as “a science fiction movie script.”

Pope gives Oklahoma City archdiocese a new leader

Dec 16, 2010 - 12:48 pm .- Bishop Paul S. Coakley of Salina, Kansas will become the new Archbishop of Oklahoma City, the Vatican announced today.

Arizona hospital that performed abortion may lose Catholic status

Dec 16, 2010 - 05:50 am .- According to a recent letter that became public on Dec. 15, Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix may revoke the Catholic affiliation of an Arizona hospital that performed an abortion in November 2009.

Catholic dentist reflects on 18 years of serving poor in LA

Dec 16, 2010 - 03:01 am .- Dr. Rich Meehan asks, "Did you want to see it?" about the molar he's just extracted. His voice is matter-of-fact husky but at the same time compassionate over the Supremes' golden oldie coming from a radio.

Ancient Christian monastery site in Persian Gulf opened to public

Dec 16, 2010 - 01:47 am .- The remains of an ancient Nestorian Christian monastery and church on Sri Bani Yas Island in the United Arab Emirates have been opened for public viewing, providing an important glimpse into the pre-Islamic history of the region.