Archive of November 18, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 18, 2016

So what is a consistory, anyway?

Nov 18, 2016 - 03:26 pm .- In a simple rite this Saturday, 17 prelates will receive a red biretta from Pope Francis and thus join the College of Cardinals.

Pope tells bishops to have compassion on those with failed marriages

Nov 18, 2016 - 01:12 pm .- On Friday Pope Francis stopped by a formation course for bishops on the new marriage nullity process, telling attendees that as bishops, and now as local judges in annulment cases, they must pursue the truth, but never exclude those whose marriages have failed.

Like money too much? It'll ruin your life, Pope Francis warns priests

Nov 18, 2016 - 12:38 pm .- Pope Francis on Friday had a question for priests: “Are you attached to money?”

New Venezuelan cardinal says country's crisis prompted red hat

Nov 18, 2016 - 11:05 am .- Venezuelan Archbishop Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo is one of the Pope's picks from the peripheries who will get a red hat this weekend, which the new cardinal-elect says is a sign of the Vatican's concern for the people amid the country’s ongoing crisis.

In new interview, Pope reflects on close of Jubilee

Nov 18, 2016 - 06:08 am .- In a lengthy new interview, Pope Francis opened up about his thoughts on the Jubilee of Mercy as well as progress made in the field of ecumenism, both of which he said have roots in the Second Vatican Council.

Don't let politicians drive you crazy, Kenya's bishops advise

Nov 18, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Ahead of Kenya’s 2017 elections, the country’s Catholic bishops warned about the potential for inflammatory language and politician-driven ethnic tensions to add to violence and endanger the country.

Immigration is a family issue – An interview with Archbishop Gomez

Nov 18, 2016 - 03:02 am .- In the wake of the presidential election Catholics must remember that immigration is a global issue involving real families, the new vice president of the U.S. bishops’ conference says.

Promoting reconciliation and forgiveness, Salesians remain in Syria

Nov 18, 2016 - 12:08 am .- Fr. Alejandro León is a Salesian missionary who has lived more than 13 years in the Middle East, and in Syria since 2011 – precisely when its civil war began. He has said that being there during the war is “ a sign of mercy and the love of God,” even though it involves risking his own life and often being close to death.