Archive of December 9, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 9, 2014

The politics of Pope Francis: An anti-corruption, anti-ideology populism

Dec 9, 2014 - 10:02 pm .- Most people “still don’t know how Pope Francis thinks,” says a longtime Catholic observer who believes the Pope’s approach to politics is an ordinary path that rejects both corruption and elite ideological obsessions isolated from real people.

What makes the Church happy? Seeking lost sheep, Pope says

Dec 9, 2014 - 03:29 pm .- Like a shepherd finding lost sheep, the Church is a joyful mother who goes out and seeks her lost children, inviting them to consolation of the tenderness of Jesus, said Pope Francis in his daily homily Tuesday.

The request of a retired pope – simply call me 'Father Benedict'

Dec 9, 2014 - 01:08 pm .- Rather than being called by his papal name “Benedict XVI,” the retired pontiff revealed that since his retirement he has wanted to return to his original priestly title and be called simply “Father Benedict.”

World Meeting of Families calls for host families near Philly

Dec 9, 2014 - 11:50 am .- Organizers for the World Meeting of Families have asked people to open their homes to host attendees and other visitors for the event, which will mark Pope Francis’ first visit to the U.S.

Catholic profs told to report opposition to 'gay marriage' as harassment

Dec 9, 2014 - 04:03 am .- An anti-harassment training presentation at a Catholic college encourages employees to report critics of “gay marriage” – and could reflect recent federal decisions that the belief in marriage as a union of a man and a woman is discriminatory.

Archdiocese launches Pakistan's premiere Catholic web radio station

Dec 9, 2014 - 02:02 am .- The Archdiocese of Karachi last month launched Pakistan's first Catholic radio station online, focused on the spirit of the new evangelization and aimed at spreading faith in the country.

Will a host of pontifical councils be merged into two congregations?

Dec 9, 2014 - 12:01 am .- The establishment of two large congregations, to include many tasks formerly divided among several pontifical councils, is expected to be discussed in the meeting of the Council of Cardinals scheduled for Dec. 9-11.