Archive of December 9, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 9, 2016

Bishop Conley reassures clergy over 'Amoris laetitia'

Dec 9, 2016 - 05:15 pm .- Clarity and renewal can be the fruit of disputes and disagreements, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln said to his priests on Monday, reassuring them in the face of confusion regarding Amoris laetitia.

Franciscan Friars of the Renewal granted pontifical recognition

Dec 9, 2016 - 04:49 pm .- Pope Francis has officially recognized the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal as a religious institute of pontifical right, the order has announced.

Texas law will make it easier to retrieve miscarried babies for burial

Dec 9, 2016 - 11:54 am .- A regulation in Texas going into effect this month gives mothers and families the right to know about their child’s burial, and gives unborn babies who die the opportunity for a respectful burial – regardless of the circumstances of their death.

As Vatican lights Christmas tree, Pope reflects on Nativity scene

Dec 9, 2016 - 11:21 am .- As Christmas approaches, the Nativity scenes found in churches and homes around the world bid us to make room for Jesus both in our lives and in society, Pope Francis said shortly before the lighting of the Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square Friday.

South Africa says assisted suicide will remain illegal

Dec 9, 2016 - 06:02 am .- While countries around the world such as Canada, Germany and Japan have passed legislation to legalize physician assisted suicide, one has ruled to reject it: South Africa.

New Rockville Centre bishop was baptized by Fulton Sheen

Dec 9, 2016 - 05:21 am .- On Friday the Vatican announced that Bishop John O. Barres of Allentown – who was baptized by the famed and saintly Archbishop Fulton Sheen – will be taking the helm in the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

Sofia Vergara is being sued by her own frozen embryos

Dec 9, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Emma and Isabella are suing their mother, Sofia Vergara, according to court documents obtained by the New York Post.

In Venezuela, bishops condemn murder of 12 youths by government agents

Dec 9, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The Venezuelan bishops' justice and peace commission on Tuesday repudiated the murders of 12 young men by an operation of the Liberation of the People, a government security team meant to combat crime and homicide.