Archive of December 1, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 1, 2019

Advent advice from Pope Francis: Choose prayer and charity over consumerism 

Dec 1, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- This Advent, choose prayer and charity over consumerism, Pope Francis said Sunday in his first Mass of the liturgical year.

Norbertine Fathers in California launch digital Advent calendar

Dec 1, 2019 - 02:11 pm .- A religious order in southern California is kicking off Advent with a digital calendar that allows Catholics to go more in-depth as they prepare for the Christmas season.

Duluth's Bishop Paul Sirba dies unexpectedly at 59

Dec 1, 2019 - 12:44 pm .- Bishop Paul Sirba of the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota died on Sunday, after suffering a heart attack before offering Mass. He was 59 years old.

Pope's letter on nativity scenes shares the story behind a beloved Christmas tradition

Dec 1, 2019 - 08:45 am .- Pope Francis issued an apostolic letter Dec. 1 on the meaning and importance of nativity scenes, calling for this “wonderful sign” to be more widely displayed in family homes and public places throughout the world.

Pope Francis prays for Iraqi people after 45 killed in protests

Dec 1, 2019 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis said Sunday that he was grieved to hear of the deadly violence against protesters in Iraq and expressed his closeness to the entire Iraqi people.