Archive of December 12, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 12, 2016

New Christian thriller takes on proof of soul in DNA

Dec 12, 2016 - 11:02 pm .- What if proof for God's existence – and our very souls – could be found within our DNA?

Our Lady of Guadalupe shows us how to treat immigrants, archbishop says

Dec 12, 2016 - 07:12 pm .- Our Lady of Guadalupe is a model for how Catholics should treat immigrants, said Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit. He called for family unity and a recognition of the good that migrants and refugees bring to society.

Leader of Opus Dei dies at 84

Dec 12, 2016 - 03:29 pm .- Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, the Prelate of Opus Dei, died Monday evening at the age of 84 in Rome, several days after being hospitalized with pneumonia.

Pope makes humanitarian appeal for Syria, as rebels lose Aleppo

Dec 12, 2016 - 02:29 pm .- Pope Francis has sent a letter to Syrian president Bashar al-Assad appealing for peace and for humanitarian relief, as the Syrian government consolidates gains in Aleppo, where tens of thousands are beseiged.

Pope: Our Lady of Guadalupe teaches us a faith that is not sugarcoated

Dec 12, 2016 - 10:39 am .- On Monday, Pope Francis celebrated the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, pointing to Mary’s faith not as the result of false ideal where everything is rosy, but rather of unwavering strength particularly when life is at its worst.

In call to Coptic Patriarch, Pope says they are united by blood of martyrdom

Dec 12, 2016 - 05:20 am .- The day after an explosion at the Coptic Orthodox cathedral in Cairo killed 25 people, mostly women and children, Pope Francis called the head of the Church to offer prayer, and to say they are united by the blood of their martyrs.

In a world torn by conflict, nonviolence is a Christian requirement, Pope says

Dec 12, 2016 - 04:34 am .- When it comes to the many conflicts splintering different parts of the world, Pope Francis said the Christian response must be one of nonviolence, which isn’t passive, but active and has roots in a strong family life.