Archive of December 11, 2013 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 11, 2013

Catholics joyful at Pope's 'Person of the Year' recognition

Dec 11, 2013 - 05:19 pm .- Catholics from around the U.S. have welcomed Pope Francis' selection as Time Magazine's 2013 “Person of the Year,” the third pontiff to win the American magazine's yearly honor since its start in 1927.

Man with disfigured face recalls warmth of encounter with Pope

Dec 11, 2013 - 12:29 pm .- Oreste Tornani, a man with a severely disfigured face who was blessed by Pope Francis at a recent General Audience, says he felt very close to the Holy Father at their encounter.

Pope Francis proclaimed TIME's 2013 'Person of the Year'

Dec 11, 2013 - 09:18 am .- On this morning's episode of “Today Show” Time Magazine announced their choice of Pope Francis for the 2013 “Person of the Year,” stating that he is changing the “tone and perception” of the Church.

Mary’s 'embrace' shows unity of the Americas, says Pope

Dec 11, 2013 - 06:26 am .- At the end of his general audience, Pope Francis reflected on tomorrow’s feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of the Americas, extending his greetings to all on the American continent.

Pope: Final Judgment brings comfort, despite our fears

Dec 11, 2013 - 05:11 am .- In his general audience Pope Francis reflected that the reality of the Final Judgment allows us to trust in God even if we are afraid, emphasizing also that our judgment begins each day through the way we live.

Funding for adult stem cell research increasing, report finds

Dec 11, 2013 - 04:22 am .- A recent report has found that research on ethically-sourced adult stem cells is rising in popularity, leaving advocates pointing to its advantages – in both ethics and outcome – over embryonic stem-cell research.

Study shows importance of online giving options for young Catholics

Dec 11, 2013 - 02:04 am .- New research reveals that younger Catholics are more likely to give to charitable causes through online donation options and that overall, Catholics are concerned with the needs of the poor in their area.

European Parliament rejects notion of abortion as human right

Dec 11, 2013 - 12:03 am .- Members of the European Parliament have rejected a report which suggested that abortion be defined as a “human rights and public health concern.”

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