Archive of December 18, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 18, 2010

Great Britain receives new papal delegate from Pope

Dec 18, 2010 - 06:43 pm .- Pope Benedict XVI has chosen Italian Archbishop Antonio Mennini as the new apostolic nuncio to Great Britain.

Pope: Nativity scene helps people experience mystery of Jesus’ birth

Dec 18, 2010 - 05:01 pm .- The Vatican is preparing its traditional Nativity scene and giant Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square. Pope Benedict said the display and tree help create the right context in which to experience the “mystery” of Jesus’ birth.

‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ repeal will use military to impose radical agenda, critics say

Dec 18, 2010 - 04:01 pm .- The U.S. Senate voted on Dec. 18 to repeal the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy barring open homosexuals from the military. Opponents of the repeal warned it will turn the military into a tool to impose a “radical social agenda” on the country.

Priest's cartoons add a little levity to life

Dec 18, 2010 - 01:12 pm .- Father Dominick Fullam was drawn to cartooning at an early age but a higher calling erased any aspirations he ever had of becoming a full-time cartoonist.

Vatican spokesman: Pope's support for religious freedom advances peace

Dec 18, 2010 - 11:30 am .- Pope Benedict XVI's World Peace Day message is addressed to all people to say that “fanaticism, fundamentalisms and aggressive secularism are enemies of true peace,” said the director of the Holy See's Press Office.

New report shows prime-time TV trend of sexualizing underage girls

Dec 18, 2010 - 08:12 am .- A new study showing that teen girls are depicted sexually on prime-time TV more than adults has critics condemning the trend as a sinister fixation on underage young women.