Archive of January 28, 2019

Lebanese man finds hand of Providence in mystical experience

Jan 28, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- Raymond Nader had spent years searching for the meaning of life, when during a moment of prayer in an old Lebanese hermitage, he says a mystical experience of light left his arm miraculously marked with a burn in the shape of the hand of St. Charbel.

Cuba’s first church inauguration since the revolution

Jan 28, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The first new Catholic church in Cuba since the the country’s revolution 60 years ago was inaugurated on Saturday.

Six DRC bishops recognize election of Tshisekedi as president

Jan 28, 2019 - 05:56 pm .- Six bishops from the Kasai region of the Democratic Republic of the Congo have recognized the election of Felix Tshisekedi as the nation’s president, following an election disputed by the national bishops’ conference and other observers.

Love God? Let your music aim high, Archbishop Sample says

Jan 28, 2019 - 05:16 pm .- Sacred music has a special role in the Catholic liturgy, and Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland in Oregon has written a pastoral letter reflecting on how Catholics can help provide the best music for Mass.

New state-level laws show time is running out for Roe, pro-lifers say

Jan 28, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Several states, including New York, New Mexico, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts, have either passed new laws expanding abortion access or are moving towards removing old laws from the statute books that would criminalize or limit abortion in the event of a change at the federal level.

Archbishop Coakley: Keep tilling the 'good soil' of discipleship

Jan 28, 2019 - 03:52 pm .- Being and making disciples of Christ is a life-long project that requires a continued renewal of focus and recommitment to the Lord, Archbishop Paul Coakley of Oklahoma City said in his new pastoral letter.

Report: Pro-choice Irish pol denied Eucharist

Jan 28, 2019 - 11:30 am .- A pro-choice Irish legislator has been denied the reception of Holy Communion, after he announced that he had voted in favor of measures that allow for abortion in Ireland.

Middle Eastern pilgrims clear hurdles to attend World Youth Day

Jan 28, 2019 - 11:04 am .- For many pilgrims at the 2019 World Youth Day in Panama City, attending the international event was as simple as signing up and finding money to fund the trip.

Diminished crowds at World Youth Day

Jan 28, 2019 - 10:22 am .- The 15th international World Youth Day ended Sunday with a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis attended by hundreds of thousands of young people from around the world.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Panama

Jan 28, 2019 - 07:52 am .- CNA's full transcript of the Pope's July 28 in-flight press conference from Panama City to Rome.

Pope Francis outlines key priorities for February sex abuse summit

Jan 28, 2019 - 07:48 am .- Speaking on the papal flight returning from Panama, the pope said he wanted the world’s bishops to receive a “catechesis” on the suffering of abuse survivors, and understand better the urgent reality of combating sexual abuse.

Pope says he is against making priestly celibacy optional in the Latin rite

Jan 28, 2019 - 06:35 am .- Pope Francis said Monday he is opposed to the idea of optional priestly celibacy in the Latin rite, and he would consider it only for very remote places if a serious need existed.