Archive of December 13, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 13, 2016

In stressing error of clericalism, Francis calls for humble priests

Dec 13, 2016 - 04:50 pm .- In his homily at Mass Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke harshly about what he considers one of the great dangers of clericalism: that it alienates members of the Church by refusing to be close to them, and reinforces the belief that priests are above the laity.

Pope Francis sends condolences on death of Opus Dei leader

Dec 13, 2016 - 09:42 am .- On hearing of the Dec. 12 death of Bishop Javier Echevarría Rodríguez, the Prelate of Opus Dei, Pope Francis sent a telegram Tuesday expressing his deep sympathy to the members of the organization and to Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz Braña, auxiliary vicar.

Juneau bishop to head Dallas diocese

Dec 13, 2016 - 08:02 am .- After what was a very short vacancy for the Diocese of Dallas, the Vatican announced Tuesday that Bishop Edward J. Burns of Juneau will now take the reigns.

Redefining marriage doesn't redefine birth certificates, court says

Dec 13, 2016 - 05:54 am .- Children’s birth certificates must be linked to biological parentage, the Arkansas Supreme Court has said in a ruling that involved the federal redefinition of marriage to recognize same-sex unions.

This is how Pope Francis will celebrate his 80th birthday

Dec 13, 2016 - 04:58 am .- On Saturday, Dec. 17, Pope Francis will celebrate his 80th birthday, which he will spend doing what he normally does: offering Mass and meeting with various heads of State and members of the Roman Curia.

How India's 'unreached' tribal areas are being evangelized

Dec 13, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Every day in the remote villages of Northeast India courageous priests and nuns are braving the elements of the wild – including tiger attacks and elephant stampedes – to bring the Good News to people who have yet to hear the name of Jesus.

Traveling display notes struggle, hope of displaced Ukrainians

Dec 13, 2016 - 12:02 am .- A traveling exhibit currently set up in Rome’s St. Silvester Square highlights the difficulties – as well as the strength, resilience, and hope – of Ukrainians who have had to flee their homes due to ongoing conflict in the country’s eastern regions.