Archive of December 18, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 18, 2016

For the ex-slave who blessed Denver, a path to sainthood opens

Dec 18, 2016 - 07:15 pm .- Julia Greeley was born into slavery in Hannibal, Missouri. But her cause for sainthood was opened on Sunday in Denver, where her life of devotion and service continues to inspire.

How a sketchbook led one Chinese woman to the Catholic faith

Dec 18, 2016 - 05:02 pm .- Yan Xu is an artist from the central China city of Wuhan. What she drew one day would change her life.

The astonishing secret history of the Pope who fought Hitler

Dec 18, 2016 - 02:36 pm .- Pope Pius XII's secret support for the attempted overthrow of Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler is the subject of a new book that draws on wartime documents and interviews with the American intelligence agent who wrote them.

Benedict XVI: Mother Angelica was 'a great woman'

Dec 18, 2016 - 01:09 pm .- Pope emeritus Benedict XVI praised the founder of the EWTN Global Catholic Network on Thursday.

Meet the priest who serves the most rural parts of Papua New Guinea

Dec 18, 2016 - 10:01 am .- In the deep Melanesian jungles, a native Papua New Guinea Catholic priest walks miles through the deep thick forests. He scales the country’s steep mountainous terrain to reach his remote flock and serve in the poorest parishes every weekend.

Amid Christmas rush, don't forget to make time for silence, Pope says

Dec 18, 2016 - 05:24 am .- On Sunday Pope Francis said that with Christmas just around the corner, it’s important to stop and make time for silent reflection on the true meaning of the holiday, specifically on figures in the Nativity.  

Elizabeth Smart on captor's porn use: 'It just led to him raping me more'

Dec 18, 2016 - 04:09 am .- Elizabeth Smart, who drew the nation’s attention when she was abducted from her home at age 14, said that her captor’s pornography use made her captivity much worse.