Archive of December 22, 2010 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 22, 2010

Charity helps persecuted and suffering Christians in Haiti, Iraq and Pakistan

Dec 22, 2010 - 09:24 pm .- Aid to the Church in Need’s Christmas-time grants will assist persecuted and suffering Christians in countries around the world.

Defeat of DREAM Act only a temporary setback, says Archbishop Gomez

Dec 22, 2010 - 07:50 pm .- Although the controversial immigration DREAM Act failed to pass through the Senate last week, the support that the bill garnered in the House was enough to make Archbishop Jose Gomez, chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Migration, “confident” that the legislation will succeed in the near future.

CNA news service to resume in 2011

Dec 22, 2010 - 06:11 pm .- In celebration of Christmas and the New Year, CNA will suspend its regular news service on Thursday, December 23 and will resume on January 3, 2011.

Cardinal Ortega: Cuba to release more prisoners

Dec 22, 2010 - 06:02 pm .- Cardinal Jaime Ortega of Havana recently announced that 11 more prisoners of conscience will soon be released by the Cuban government.

In Christmas messages, Holy Land's Catholic leaders call for peace on earth

Dec 22, 2010 - 04:01 pm .- In their annual Christmas messages, two Catholic leaders in the cradle of Christianity urged prayer and action to bring about lasting peace in the troubled region of the Holy Land.

Marriage and family are the 'hope of humanity,' cardinal explains

Dec 22, 2010 - 02:50 pm .- Cardinal Lluis Martinez Sistach of Barcelona, Spain emphasized the importance of marriage and the family in his weekly letter set to be published Dec. 26.

Christmas a time to seek purification, walk toward Christ, says Pope

Dec 22, 2010 - 01:17 pm .- Jesus' birth invites all people to transform their hearts through his infinite goodness and mercy, Pope Benedict XVI said in his weekly general audience, Dec. 22.

Executions decline by 12 percent in US

Dec 22, 2010 - 06:05 am .- The number of executions carried out in the United States dropped by 12 percent in 2010. Commentators attributed the decline to changing attitudes on the practice but also cited problems with the availability of lethal injection chemicals and lengthy appeals processes.

Around 1,000 Anglicans in Australia could join Catholic Church ordinariate

Dec 22, 2010 - 02:16 am .- Archbishop John Hepworth of the Traditional Anglican Communion has said that about 1,000 Australians are expected to join the Catholic Church through a special jurisdiction created by Pope Benedict XVI.