Archive of December 21, 2018 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 21, 2018

Night of terror: Inside the Catholic church attacked by Nicaragua's paramilitary

Dec 21, 2018 - 07:00 pm .- A fire in the church. Bullet holes in the tabernacle. Students fleeing for their lives.

Archdiocese faces questions over accused New York priest

Dec 21, 2018 - 05:00 pm .- The Archdiocese of New York is facing questions about the sequence of events which led to the recent removal from ministry of one of its retired priests, Fr. Donald Timone. Fr. Timone is accused of sexually abusing two teenage boys during the late 1960s and early 1970s.

How to talk to children about the Church sex abuse scandal

Dec 21, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- When speaking to their children about sexual abuse scandals in the Church, parents should listen to their children’s concerns and be careful to not to make assumptions, experts told CNA.

Judicial nominee faces Senate scrutiny over Knights of Columbus membership

Dec 21, 2018 - 02:00 pm .- A judicial nominee faced questions from Senators this month about whether membership in the Knights of Columbus might impede his ability to judge federal cases fairly. The Knights of Columbus say that no candidate for public office should have to defend his membership in a Catholic service organization.

Commentary: Is anyone 'ready' for Christmas?

Dec 21, 2018 - 01:22 pm .- We cannot be ready for the things that matter most unless Christ has come into our lives, and transformed them.

Anti-Semitism on the rise, EU report finds

Dec 21, 2018 - 12:30 pm .- A recent survey of Jewish people living in the European Union found that over a quarter of respondents had been the victims of anti-Jewish harassment over the past year.

'A call from God' - Why these Catholic couples became foster parents

Dec 21, 2018 - 10:30 am .- It was a quiet Thanksgiving for Kerry.

Pope Francis tells Curia: 'Spare no effort' in bringing abusers to justice

Dec 21, 2018 - 05:45 am .- Pope Francis strongly condemned clerical sex abuse in his annual Christmas speech to the Roman Curia Friday, promising that the Church leadership will never again cover-up abuse or treat such cases lightly.

Why a famous social justice priest opposed birth control

Dec 21, 2018 - 05:00 am .- During the early cultural battles over birth control in 1920s America, social thinker Monsignor John A. Ryan brought a unique perspective to the debate: he argued that contraception hurt solidarity and other efforts to ensure a decent living for workers and their families.