Archive of December 8, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 8, 2016

Pope Francis names new archbishop of Krakow, Poland

Dec 8, 2016 - 05:06 pm .- Archbishop Marek Jedraszweski has been named the new shepherd of Poland's Krakow archdiocese by Pope Francis, following the retirement of Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.

Democrats, pro-lifers spar over Planned Parenthood investigation

Dec 8, 2016 - 04:40 pm .- Following Democratic claims that a House panel investigating Planned Parenthood has found no wrongdoing, pro-life leaders have fired back that this assertion is unfounded.

Brazilian Supreme Court legalizes first trimester abortion

Dec 8, 2016 - 04:34 pm .- Pointing to the example of the United States and other Western countries, the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled that abortion cannot be penalized legally during the first three months of pregnancy.

Pearl Harbor priest identified 75 years later

Dec 8, 2016 - 03:28 pm .- When Archbishop Michael Jackels lifted the chalice during the consecration at a memorial Mass on Oct. 8 in Dubuque, Iowa, many hearts were filled with emotion.

Lawsuit defends filmmakers in following conscience on marriage

Dec 8, 2016 - 12:28 pm .- Owners of a video production company have filed suit against a Minnesota law they say could punish them if they decline to film a same-sex “wedding” ceremony or to state their objections in promotional materials.

Doctors warn Australian state against legalizing euthanasia

Dec 8, 2016 - 06:01 am .- The government of the Australian state of Victoria is looking to legalize euthanasia in 2017, but physicians have warned of the risk of diminishing palliative care, already underutilized and underfunded.

Be like Mary – say yes to God, but not halfway, Pope Francis says

Dec 8, 2016 - 04:40 am .- The contrast between the “no” of man in the Garden of Eden and the “yes” of Mary at the Annunciation was the heart of Pope Francis’ message for the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, which he said is an opportunity for each person to renew their own commitment to God.

'Unbelievable' – Persecuted Christian bishops denied UK visas

Dec 8, 2016 - 03:02 am .- U.K. officials drew strong criticism for denying visas to Middle East bishops from regions that have suffered Islamic State group persecution, preventing them from attending a cathedral consecration.

Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish now a diocesan shrine in Denver

Dec 8, 2016 - 12:51 am .- Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish in Denver, Colorado was named a diocesan shrine by Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila last month.