Archive of December 19, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 19, 2014

A sign of hope; Christmas tree illuminates St. Peter's Square

Dec 19, 2014 - 05:05 pm .- The 83-foot Italian tree in St. Peter's Square was lit for the first time this season at the unveiling of the Vatican's nativity scene, which Pope Francis called a sign of “light, hope and love” for the world.

Fr Lombardi's 'Ten Commandments' for Catholic communications

Dec 19, 2014 - 03:01 pm .- “To communicate is to unify” is the first of the “Ten Words of Communication” that Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See press office, described in a lecture given Nov. 24 at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome.

Boko Haram suspected in reported kidnapping of 200

Dec 19, 2014 - 11:52 am .- Nigerian gunmen suspected to be with the militant Islamist group Boko Haram reportedly killed 35 people and kidnapped about 200 young men, women and children in northeast Nigeria on Sunday.

Pope warns against sterile egoism rooted in a desire for power

Dec 19, 2014 - 09:38 am .- Pope Francis cautioned Christians against an egoism that excludes the need for God in his homily at Mass on Friday, saying this attitude renders our lives sterile and prevents the Church from bearing fruit.

Catholic Radio bringing voice to voiceless in Uganda

Dec 19, 2014 - 08:35 am .- A small community radio station in rural Uganda, running almost entirely on solar power, is spreading the Gospel and giving “voice to the voiceless” in regions of conflict and suffering.  

Concern mounts in India over persecution of religious minorities

Dec 19, 2014 - 04:08 am .- The rise in attacks by Hindu radicals against members of minority religions in India, primarily Christians and Muslims, is drawing concern across the country, with many calling for more concrete government action.

Police and Knights of Columbus join forces to fight the cold

Dec 19, 2014 - 02:16 am .- The Knights of Columbus is joining forces with the New Haven Police Department in the Coats for Kids initiative to make winter a little warmer for children and families in need this year.

Vatican communications committee advances path of reforms

Dec 19, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The Vatican's committee on communications has finished its third round of visits to Vatican media branches, and will likely discuss the outcomes of the visits in their next meeting, due to take place in January.