Archive of December 7, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 7, 2016

Ohio lawmakers revive 'heartbeat abortion' ban

Dec 7, 2016 - 04:15 pm .- Citing the prospect of a more favorable Supreme Court, Ohio legislators have passed a ban on abortions once an unborn child’s heartbeat can be detected.

Pope Francis: Through beauty, artists make the world better

Dec 7, 2016 - 02:36 pm .- Beauty, under the care of artists, has the ability to transform even the everyday lives of men and women, Pope Francis said in a message for the annual meeting of the Pontifical Academies on Tuesday.

Women at the Vatican form association for solidarity

Dec 7, 2016 - 02:06 pm .- A new association for women working in the Vatican announced Wednesday provides a personal and professional network for women to offer support to each other and to the community.

New seminary doc talks clericalism, homosexuality, abuse prevention

Dec 7, 2016 - 12:37 pm .- The updated version of the Vatican's document on priestly formation, released Wednesday, deals with issues of clericalism, homosexuality, and the protection of minors, among other things.

In new interview, Pope skewers journalists who focus on scandal

Dec 7, 2016 - 09:49 am .- Pope Francis gave an interview to a Belgian magazine in which he cautioned media to avoid several major temptations, including the desire to always focus on scandal – which he compared to “coprophilia,” a mental illness in which a person has an abnormal interest in feces.

Pope Francis: Never forget to smile, even when life is hard

Dec 7, 2016 - 04:13 am .- For Pope Francis, one of most needed virtues of modern time is hope, which is something he said must never be abandoned no matter how hard life gets, and which is often expressed in the simple act of a smile.

Sacred music and … jazz? One composer's response to Vatican II

Dec 7, 2016 - 03:02 am .- For American composer J.J. Wright, the Second Vatican Council's call to inculturate the Church's ancient musical traditions into “mission territory” – while preserving its unity – is something he has adopted personally with one of his greatest passions: jazz.

How one young Ethiopian made 300 Christian converts

Dec 7, 2016 - 12:02 am .- A distant part of Ethiopia last week celebrated the baptisms of 300 adult catechumens, youth, and infants.