Archive of December 18, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 18, 2014

Kentucky priest returns to ministry after unsubstantiated abuse claim

Dec 18, 2014 - 07:09 pm .- Father Ronald Domhoff, a priest of the Archdiocese of Louisville, has returned to ministry after being cleared of sexual abuse allegations.

A 'bullying' move? UK midwife abortion ruling sparks outcry

Dec 18, 2014 - 05:14 pm .- The U.K. Supreme Court has ruled that midwives in charge of delivery wards are not exempt from assisting in the procurement of abortions – prompting warnings that the decision will have significant consequences for medical personnel opposed to the procedure.

Cuba, US: how the Holy See was behind the scene for 50 years

Dec 18, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- The announcement that the US and Cuba will enjoy warmer relations follows more than 50 years of Vatican diplomacy, which was ramped up by St. John Paul II during his 1984 visit to nearby Puerto Rico.

Israeli dig peers into King David's time

Dec 18, 2014 - 04:14 pm .- New archaeological evidence about Israel and Judah at the time of King David and King Solomon undermines some skeptics who claim that biblical accounts are wrong to say the time period was advanced enough to have an organized state.

Gratitude and caution over new Cuba policy

Dec 18, 2014 - 02:29 pm .- Catholic bishops in the U.S. and Cuba rejoiced at the historic announcement of a new relationship between the countries, while some U.S. leaders warned the policy shift could have negative consequences.

In Central African Republic, Catholics reach out to Muslim ex-rebels

Dec 18, 2014 - 04:01 am .- The Catholic Church in the Central African Republic continues to work for peace and reconciliation within the country, with its leading bishop visiting and reaching out to displaced Muslims.

With winter knocking for displaced Iraqis, supplies fall short of needs

Dec 18, 2014 - 02:39 am .- As millions of displaced Iraqis are caught in the dead of winter, the international community has a long way to go to cover their basic needs, according to a panel testimony before Congress last week.

William May, the prof who renounced his dissent from Humanae Vitae

Dec 18, 2014 - 12:04 am .- William E. May, a professor who retracted his one-time dissent from Humanae vitae and became an influential pro-life teacher and defender of Catholic moral ethics, died on Saturday.