Archive of December 8, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 8, 2014

LA billboard aims for bold statement on persecuted Christians

Dec 8, 2014 - 10:04 pm .- A new billboard campaign in Los Angeles leading up to Christmas is hoping to raise awareness of persecuted Christians both locally and around the world.

Little Sisters in court: Don't stop our ministry of serving the dying poor

Dec 8, 2014 - 05:30 pm .- The Little Sisters of the Poor asked an appeals court Monday to shield them from the federal contraception mandate, saying that it threatens their 175 years of service to the poor and dying.

Pope: Church must improve marriage prep, strengthen families

Dec 8, 2014 - 04:23 pm .- Pope Francis in his latest interview reflected on October’s Extraordinary Synod on the Family, dismissing fears of doctrinal “collapse” while considering difficult topics like marriage preparation and the treatment of divorced and remarried Catholics.  

Amid investigation, accounts of former Vatican Bank directors frozen

Dec 8, 2014 - 12:22 pm .- More than $19.6 million in the accounts of two former managers of the Institute for Religious Works, commonly known as the Vatican Bank or IOR, have been frozen by a Vatican prosecutor in the course of an investigation, it was announced Sunday.

For Francis, Mary teaches us to share with others the graces we receive

Dec 8, 2014 - 10:48 am .- In his Angelus address for the feast of the Immaculate Conception on Monday, Pope Francis said because everything we have received is “a gift freely given by God,” we too must “become a gift for others.”

Priests at Mexico City Cathedral hear 5000 confessions

Dec 8, 2014 - 08:54 am .- Responding to an invitation from Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera to seek reconciliation with Christ during the season of Advent, nearly 5000 Catholics stood in line for hours to receive the Sacrament of Confession.