Archive of December 19, 2018 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 19, 2018

Ecuador shelter serves patients and orphaned children with HIV

Dec 19, 2018 - 08:07 pm .- The San Luis Gonzaga Catholic shelter in Guayaquil, Ecuador, provides free lodging and care for people with HIV, including children who lost their parents due to the illness.

Illinois AG report says dioceses failed abuse victims

Dec 19, 2018 - 05:13 pm .- Illinois’ attorney general released a report Wednesday outlining the early findings into an investigation into clerical sexual abuse in the state’s six Catholic dioceses.

Only half of US children are being raised by their married parents

Dec 19, 2018 - 03:35 pm .- One in two: that is the current number of children in the U.S. who are being raised by both their married biological parents throughout their childhood.

Analysis: How the Vatican is preparing for its February abuse summit

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- Preparations in the Vatican are underway for a summit of the bishops to discuss the problem of clerical sexual abuse. The meeting, which will involve the leadership of bishops’ conferences from around the world, seems to follow Pope Francis’ methodology for addressing abuse by clerics.

U.S. bishops 'distressed' at death of 7-year-old asylum seeker

Dec 19, 2018 - 12:00 pm .- The death of a seven-year-old asylum seeker in federal custody is a reminder that immigration policies can have life and death consequences, the U.S. bishops’ conference immigration committee chairman said Tuesday.

What is the pontifical secret?

Dec 19, 2018 - 11:00 am .- Following the allegations made by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò about the case of Archbishop Theodore McCarrick, many have called for official Vatican files on the former cardinal to be released. While this may seem like the easiest way of assessing the truth of Viganò’s claims, many of the documents in question could be protected by the “pontifical secret.” But what is that?

Armenian Apostolic Church appoints first-ever representative in Rome

Dec 19, 2018 - 10:07 am .- The Armenian Apostolic Church, one of six in the Oriental Orthodox communion, will have a fixed representative in Rome, similar to the Eastern Orthodox, Anglicans, and Methodists.

L.A. Auxiliary Bishop Salazar resigns after misconduct allegation found credible

Dec 19, 2018 - 06:45 am .- Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Auxiliary Bishop Alexander Salazar of Los Angeles Wednesday after the archdiocese’s oversight board found prior allegations of misconduct with a minor to be credible.

Holy See dissatisfied Poland climate summit downplayed human rights

Dec 19, 2018 - 06:14 am .- In a statement Wednesday, the Holy See said the rules for implementing the Paris Agreement, established during the recent UN climate change summit in Poland earlier this month, are lacking in urgency and in proper concern for human rights.

Pope Francis: Make space for wonder this Christmas

Dec 19, 2018 - 04:08 am .- Make space for wonder and surprise this Christmas, Pope Francis urged Wednesday, explaining that the first Christmas had many surprises – including that God came into the world as a tiny baby.

A 22 year-old Texan began a Catholic school for Uganda’s deaf children

Dec 19, 2018 - 03:00 am .- Rannah Evetts had always wanted to go to Africa. She has no explanation for it, other than that God had planted a deep love of everything Africa in her heart for as long as she can remember.