Archive of November 23, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 23, 2019

Be witnesses of hope in the face of evil, Francis urges Catholics in Nagasaki

Nov 23, 2019 - 11:30 pm .- On the Feast of Christ the King Sunday, Pope Francis encouraged Catholics to not be indifferent to evil, but to bear witness to hope and to the kingdom of God still to come.

Pope Francis honors heroism of Japanese martyrs of Nagasaki

Nov 23, 2019 - 07:55 pm .- Pope Francis Sunday honored the many martyrs who died in Japan during two centuries of persecution, encouraging Catholics in the country to use their heroic witness as inspiration to spread the Gospel.

At Nagasaki ground zero, pope denounces 'unspeakable horror' of nuclear weapons

Nov 23, 2019 - 06:48 pm .- At the ground zero site of the 1945 nuclear attack on Nagasaki, Pope Francis said the threat of using nuclear weapons is not the way to build peace and shared responsibility in the human family, reiterating the Church’s commitment to peace.

What does it mean to be Japanese and Catholic? Pope Francis in Japan raises the question

Nov 23, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- For centuries, Japanese intellectuals, emperors, and missionaries have asked the same question: What does it mean to be both Japanese and Catholic?

Japanese Catholic youth: Pope Francis 'like a grandfather to us'

Nov 23, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- Wearing a t-shirt with a cartoon image of Pope Francis, Minori Takeuchi energetically bounces while she walks outside Joseph Hall, switching between English and Japanese as she tells friends to come to the library.

In Nicaragua, armed mob raids Catholic church hosting anti-government vigil

Nov 23, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- Parishioners holding vigil at a church to pray for detained foes of President Daniel Ortega came under attack from supporters of the government on Thursday.

How Ashley Stricklin found the Catholic Church at her Baptist college

Nov 23, 2019 - 06:50 am .- Ashley Stricklin says she had a typical Texan upbringing. She was raised a Southern Baptist in a town outside of Dallas, with a family who was active in her church. Her father was a deacon in their Baptist church, and she accepted Jesus into her heart when she was nine.

Pope Francis lands in Japan, where he once hoped to be a missionary

Nov 23, 2019 - 04:30 am .- In a meeting with bishops in Tokyo Saturday, Pope Francis recalled his former desire to be a missionary to Japan, praising those who carried the faith there before him.