Archive of December 19, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 19, 2016

Crippling disease brought this priest to the confessional – and then sainthood

Dec 19, 2016 - 06:01 pm .- Although St. Leopold is less recognizable than his Capuchin brother St. Pio of Pietrelcina, St. Leopold’s life is a moving testament to perseverance and faith despite lifelong physical ailments.

San Gennaro's blood didn't liquefy--so pray anyway, abbot says

Dec 19, 2016 - 12:06 pm .- Prayer was the response to a rare failure of a saint’s blood to liquefy in Naples, an occurrence some believe to portend misfortune.

Could this save Catholic marriage prep?

Dec 19, 2016 - 12:02 pm .- With high divorce rates among Catholic couples – and marriage rates plummeting among millennials – Church leaders are scrambling to address the problem.  

Homework from Pope Francis: Let your joy be contagious

Dec 19, 2016 - 10:22 am .- Young Catholics can be a force for joy and peace, Pope Francis told an audience with Catholic Action on Monday.

'I made a huge mistake' - Why one radical feminist changed her mind on abortion

Dec 19, 2016 - 03:58 am .- Brazilian feminist Sara Winter used to work to legalize abortion. She was one of the founders of a radical group that carries out offensive topless protests at churches.