Archive of December 17, 2018 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 17, 2018

From bartender to priest: 'God is very insistent!'

Dec 17, 2018 - 08:17 pm .- How do you go from being a bartender who has not attended Mass for 15 years to becoming a priest?

The case against Pell: new details emerge

Dec 17, 2018 - 06:05 pm .- Following the conviction of Cardinal George Pell in the Australian state of Victoria last week, new details have emerged about the nature of the crimes for which he has been found guilty.

California priest convicted of sexually assaulting San Diego seminarian

Dec 17, 2018 - 04:26 pm .- A California priest was convicted Monday of sexually assaulting a seminarian. After his conviction, Fr. Juan Garcia Castillo will be listed on California’s sex offender register, and could face up to six months of incarceration.

'100 Nativities in the Vatican' seeks to show true meaning of Christmas

Dec 17, 2018 - 04:18 pm .- More than 100 nativity scenes are on display near the Vatican as the Pontifical Council for the Promotion of the New Evangelization seeks to share the history and spirituality behind the nearly 800-year-old Christmas devotion.

In Haiti, Catholic Relief Services builds hospital to last

Dec 17, 2018 - 04:02 pm .- The tremor lasted less than a minute. Dr. Jude Banatte’s car was shaking, and then it was not.

Pro-life group concerned over NIH head’s support of fetal tissue research

Dec 17, 2018 - 02:53 pm .- A pro-life group dedicated to electing pro-life officials is calling on U.S. President Donald Trump and his administration to “correct” comments supportive of fetal tissue sales and research, recently made by National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins.

Pope Francis: Death penalty a ‘legalistic’ value, not a Christian one

Dec 17, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- The death penalty is always a rejection of the Gospel and of human dignity, and therefore must be rejected by all countries, Pope Francis told the Delegation of the International Commission against the Death Penalty on Monday.

The youth center at the center of the Church

Dec 17, 2018 - 11:00 am .- Though it sits just steps from St. Peter’s Basilica, it goes unseen by the thousands of people that pass by every day. In a city of churches, it’s a church that can’t be found by accident, but must be sought out. And many do.

Chilean court: Private health facilities can't be forced to do abortions

Dec 17, 2018 - 10:53 am .- A Chilean court has ruled that private healthcare facilities may conscientiously object to abortions, declaring unconstitutional a law that had gone into effect in October.

Pennsylvania diocese opening faith-based addiction recovery high school

Dec 17, 2018 - 03:34 am .- The Diocese of Allentown, Pennsylvania, is opening a drug and alcohol recovery high school for students, combining education, counseling, and faith in promoting healing.