Archive of December 26, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 26, 2016

An encounter with the Manoppello Image of the Face of Christ

Dec 26, 2016 - 08:05 pm .- Ten years ago, Benedict XVI visited the Shrine of the Holy Face in Manoppello, which houses an image of the face of Christ which some believe to be the Veil of Veronica.

Kidnapped priest appeals for Pope’s help

Dec 26, 2016 - 02:32 pm .- A Salesian priest kidnapped in Yemen on March 4 personally appealed for Pope Francis’ help in an unconfirmed video posted to YouTube Dec. 26. “Dear Pope Francis…as a father, please take care of my life,” Father Tom Uzhunnalil said. “My health is deteriorating; I am in need of hospitalization soon. Please come to my help quickly.”

We've all got it wrong about women in the Catholic Church

Dec 26, 2016 - 02:02 pm .- When it comes to talking about women and their role in the Church, discussion tends to focus almost exclusively on getting ordained or being placed in high ranking, decision making positions.

Pope: MidEast Christians reflect heroism of St. Stephen

Dec 26, 2016 - 10:05 am .- Pope Francis has said the heroic martyrdom of St. Stephen is mirrored in the persecution of modern-day Christians, particularly in the Middle East. “When we read the history of the early centuries, here in Rome, we read about so much cruelty towards Christians,” the Pope said in a special Angelus address Dec. 26 for the feast of St. Stephen. “I tell you, there is this same cruelty today, and in greater numbers with Christians.”

Why I wear the habit – a nun's reflection on religious life

Dec 26, 2016 - 10:02 am .- As Pope Francis' year dedicated to consecrated life comes to a close, one nun shared her thoughts on the how her religious garb serves as a “visible sign” that God exists and loves every person.