Archive of December 24, 2018 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 24, 2018

The life of a hermit: A glimpse inside the little-known state of life

Dec 24, 2018 - 04:01 pm .- The word ‘hermit’ might conjure up some strange images, a la John the Baptist living reclusively in the desert, wearing a hair shirt and eating locusts and honey.

Nicaraguan bishop criticizes arrest of journalists

Dec 24, 2018 - 02:41 pm .- The Auxiliary Bishop of Managua, Silvio José Báez, has criticized the shut down of the 100% Noticias television channel and the arrest of its owner, Miguel Mora, and press chief Lucía Pineda Ubau.

Pope Francis: Invite God to dwell in your heart this Christmas

Dec 24, 2018 - 02:22 pm .- God offers himself to us in the manger in Bethlehem, Pope Francis said in his Christmas homily Monday night, inviting each heart to welcome this heavenly gift.

Where is Jesus in the midst of the Church's sex abuse crisis?

Dec 24, 2018 - 11:16 am .- Fr. Thomas Berg is a priest of the Archdiocese of New York, a former Legionary of Christ, and professor of moral theology, vice rector, and director of admissions at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, NY.  He is author of Hurting in the Church: A Way Forward for Wounded Catholics. He spoke recently with CNA’s Courtney Grogan about the challenges Catholics face amid the Church’s sexual abuse and misconduct scandals.