Archive of December 2, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 2, 2014

To uplift the poor, Catholic couple sees non-governmental solutions

Dec 2, 2014 - 09:05 pm .- Catholic philanthropists John and Carol Saeman say that helping the poor requires a “fundamental change” in how society responds to poverty – a change that, in their understanding of Catholic teaching, means a focus on limited government and free enterprise.

Adoption takes the spotlight in pro-life ad campaign

Dec 2, 2014 - 06:29 pm .- A life-affirming online ad campaign seeks to present the positive experience of adoption as an alternative to abortion for women facing unexpected pregnancies.

Texas Catholics to governor: Don't execute mentally ill man

Dec 2, 2014 - 04:59 pm .- The Texas Catholic Conference has called on governor Rick Perry to stay the execution of mentally ill death row inmate Scott Louis Panetti, saying his execution is “not merely unjust, but immoral.”

The Church is about Christ – not an NGO, Pope tells Swiss bishops

Dec 2, 2014 - 03:30 pm .- In an address to the Swiss bishops on Monday, Pope Francis urged them maintain a lively faith, lest their country’s religious buildings become nothing more than dust-filled museums.  

Pope: Knowledge alone doesn't reveal God; humble prayer does

Dec 2, 2014 - 12:47 pm .- In his homily on Tuesday, Pope Francis said that no matter how much we study, we will never know anything about God unless we speak to him humbly like children.

Religious leaders sign joint declaration to eradicate slavery

Dec 2, 2014 - 10:24 am .- Leaders of the world’s major religions came together at the Vatican on Tuesday to sign a common declaration condemning slavery and urging the world to action, and were addressed by Pope Francis.

'Year for Vocations': English diocese stresses universal call to sainthood

Dec 2, 2014 - 04:04 am .- Alongside the Year for Consecrated Life called for by Pope Francis, the Diocese of Shrewsbury, England, is observing 2015 as a year for vocations, promoting among the faithful the universal call to sanctity.  

Thousands of Tango dancers to perform for Pope's birthday

Dec 2, 2014 - 02:43 am .- Pope Francis enjoys the customs of his native Argentina. He drinks mate – an Argentinean tea – he follows soccer, and likes to listen to Tango music.  

'Holy freedom' as one united family: the World Meeting of Families hymn

Dec 2, 2014 - 12:07 am .- One week after Pope Francis announced he will attend the 2015 World Meeting of Families, the event’s organizers have released an official hymn that speaks of family unity, “holy freedom,” and the Holy Family’s example for mankind.