Archive of December 27, 2018 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 27, 2018

Abbey robbed in Austria

Dec 27, 2018 - 07:58 pm .- Two men robbed the monastery church of the Immaculate Mary in Vienna Thursday, according to Austrian police, injuring five religious in doing so.

Questions from agnostic friend lead Spanish man to the priesthood

Dec 27, 2018 - 06:33 pm .- Fr. Juan Pablo Aroztegi became the youngest priest in the diocese of San Sebastian, Spain, when he was ordained last weekend by Bishop José Ignacio Munilla at Good Shepherd Cathedral.

Cristo Rey Network puts low-income students to work--and on to college

Dec 27, 2018 - 02:30 pm .- As urban Catholic schools nationwide are closing their doors, it may come as a surprise that the Catholic Cristo Rey Network says it is on-pace to expand to a total of 50 schools within the next decade. The network says that it can provide Catholic education in low-income areas for a fraction of the cost of other high schools.

Ohio senate fails to override veto of 'heartbeat abortion' bill

Dec 27, 2018 - 11:44 am .- Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio on Dec. 21 vetoed a bill that would ban abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected, but today the Republican-led Ohio House of Representatives voted 60-28 successfully to override the governor’s veto.

The deep roots of Portugal's Marian devotion

Dec 27, 2018 - 10:01 am .- When the Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in Fatima in 1917, Portugal had already acclaimed Mary as their reigning Queen for hundreds of years. After the coronation of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception as “Queen of Portugal” by King João IV in 1646, no Portuguese monarch ever wore a crown again.

St. Mary Mackillop and the miraculous bookstore rescue

Dec 27, 2018 - 05:45 am .- When your business runs out of money and you need a miracle, whom do you call? The Catholic Church, apparently.