Archive of December 28, 2018 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 28, 2018

‘Holy Foods Market’ brings customer service to local pantry

Dec 28, 2018 - 06:00 pm .- Northeast Washington, D.C., has seen rapid gentrification over the past decade. What was once a very poor neighborhood is now home to many high-end businesses, including a Whole Foods Market--and an innovative food pantry inspired in part by the upscale grocery store.

NY archdiocese issued suitability letter for priest under abuse investigation

Dec 28, 2018 - 05:39 pm .- The Archdiocese of New York told a California college this month that a local priest had never been accused of sexual abuse, even while the priest was being investigated by the archdiocese for several abuse charges. An administrator at the college called the letter “a lie,” and said she can no longer trust assurances from the archdiocese.

Iraqi Christians have important mission of ‘forgiveness and reconciliation’

Dec 28, 2018 - 04:56 pm .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin urged the Catholic population of northern Iraq to remain steadfast in their faith and be open to forgiveness despite the numerous challenges facing their community.

McCarrick abused youth during confession, lawyer charges

Dec 28, 2018 - 03:55 pm .- A man who says he was serially sexually abused by Archbishop Theodore McCarrick testified Thursday as part of a Vatican investigation regarding the archbishop’s history of sexual abuse and misconduct.

Empty cradle, empty pews? What the low birth rate means for Catholics

Dec 28, 2018 - 03:15 pm .- Demographic reports indicate that the U.S. birth rate is at a 40-year low, with significant declines among Hispanic women. That low birth rate could mean declining Mass attendance because couples with children are more likely to attend church, one demographer says.

Mass grave of Christians killed by Islamic State found in Libya

Dec 28, 2018 - 01:48 pm .- A mass grave of 34 Ethiopian Christians executed by the so-called Islamic State group in 2015 has reportedly been unearthed in Libya.

Why Christians believe in resurrection, not reincarnation

Dec 28, 2018 - 11:01 am .- Every time Christians recite the Apostles’ Creed, they affirm their belief in what will happen to them after death: “'I believe in the resurrection of the body and life everlasting.”

'God has become my light' A Chinese teen’s conversion story

Dec 28, 2018 - 05:06 am .- At the age of 14, Yuan made the decision to become a Catholic. “I found a freedom that I had never had before. For the first time, I had nothing to hide in my heart,” she reflected.