Archive of December 1, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 1, 2016

Christmastime in New Orleans: a holiday celebration unlike any other

Dec 1, 2016 - 05:03 pm .- When most people think of New Orleans, they think of Mardi Gras. The raucous parades, elaborate masks, and colorful beads associated with the Carnival season are largely synonymous with the southern Louisiana city.

Terrorist threats may suspend Masses in Philippines capital

Dec 1, 2016 - 02:02 pm .- An uptick in terrorist activity may cause Masses and other liturgical celebrations to be suspended in the capital city of Manila, Philippines, the country’s bishop’s conference has announced.  

This lone Jesus statue survived the Tennessee wildfires

Dec 1, 2016 - 11:44 am .- As devastating wildfires continue to burn in East Tennessee, a startling discovery was made.

Pro-life Dems disappointed by Pelosi's re-election as House minority leader

Dec 1, 2016 - 11:34 am .- Pro-life leaders have expressed their dissatisfaction as House Democrats re-elected pro-abortion Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as the House Minority Leader.

Three ways to obtain an indulgence for the 100-year Fatima anniversary

Dec 1, 2016 - 06:32 am .- For the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal, Pope Francis has decided to grant a plenary indulgence opportunity throughout the entire anniversary year, which began Nov. 27, 2016, and will end Nov. 26, 2017.  

Society needs priests 'enamored' with the Gospel, Pope Francis says

Dec 1, 2016 - 05:02 am .- In his message for the 2017 World Day of Prayer for Vocations, Pope Francis focused on the need to be “missionary disciples” who first fall in love with God, and are then propelled into action, zealously spreading the Good News they have heard.

Metal coil birth control gets strictest possible warning

Dec 1, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Angela Desa was 28 years-old when she got Essure, a form of permanent birth control made of flexible metal and polyester coils inserted into her fallopian tubes.

Is Europe doing enough to protect persecuted Christians?

Dec 1, 2016 - 12:08 am .- European leaders gathered this week at a conference in Vienna to discuss Christian persecution and its resounding effect on Europe, particularly emphasizing the need to seriously address religious discrimination and genocide around the world.