Archive of December 31, 2018 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 31, 2018

How a priest and teams of homeless people are transforming Detroit

Dec 31, 2018 - 05:01 pm .- Many homeless people of Detroit already recognize Father Marko Djonovic’s white Ford Excursion.

State legislators working for a pro-life New Year

Dec 31, 2018 - 04:30 pm .- Pro-life legislators in several states have pre-filed bills for consideration during the next year’s legislative session, including bills in three states that would prohibit abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.

Money, power and Humanae Vitae: the forgotten story

Dec 31, 2018 - 03:00 pm .- The controversy over Humanae Vitae, the papal encyclical that reaffirmed Catholic teaching on contraception 50 years ago, cannot be understood apart from the context of a well-funded advocacy network for population control after the Second World War.

Memento mori - Why this religious sister wants you to think about your death

Dec 31, 2018 - 10:30 am .- Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP, has had an interesting Twitter project for the last year and a half: she has kept a small (ceramic) skull on her desk, and has been tweeting daily meditations on death with the hashtag #MementoMori.

Pope: Remember the poor and homeless this New Year's

Dec 31, 2018 - 09:24 am .- As the year ends, remember the many men and women who are living in inhumane conditions or who are suffering from addiction – and recall that Christ came into the world to bring love, justice, peace, and freedom, Pope Francis said Monday.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Vatican press office directors

Dec 31, 2018 - 05:21 am .- Pope Francis Monday accepted the resignations of Press Office Director Greg Burke and Vice Director Paloma Garcia Ovejero, who have served at the head of the Holy See’s press office as the pope’s spokespersons since August 2016.

Why robot brothels are not the solution to America's STD crisis

Dec 31, 2018 - 04:08 am .- With several sexually transmitted diseases reaching an all-time high in the U.S., could sex robots be the answer? Catholics leaders say no, because the alleged benefits of “sexbots” will never outweigh the harms inflicted upon the person and authentic human sexuality.