Archive of December 5, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 5, 2019

Catholic Church discovered in Dublin archeology dig

Dec 5, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- Following the demolition of a Dublin building, archaeologists recently discovered the foundations a 300-year-old Catholic Church that was used during times of persecution.

Tucson bishop: US policy puts migrants at risk of violent crime

Dec 5, 2019 - 03:59 pm .- The U.S. government’s “Remain in Mexico” policies put vulnerable migrants at risk of kidnapping, rape, cartel violence, gang activity, and other dangers across the border, the Catholic Bishop of Tucson, Arizona said this week.

'If we give up our Christianity, we lose our identity,' says Hungarian minister

Dec 5, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- Hungary is promoting pro-family policies because its Christian identity is at stake, the country’s family minister told CNA in an interview.

Pelosi fumes: 'I don't hate anybody. I was raised Catholic'

Dec 5, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Thursday rejected the suggestion that she “hates” President Donald Trump, and said that her Catholic faith prevents her from hating anyone. 

Diocese of Rochester confirms it requested Fulton Sheen beatification delay

Dec 5, 2019 - 12:50 pm .- The Diocese of Rochester confirmed on Thursday that it had requested a delay of the beatification of Archbishop Fulton Sheen, which had been scheduled for Dec. 21 until it was postponed indefinitely earlier this week.

Pope Francis: Don't forget the real meaning of Christmas

Dec 5, 2019 - 10:40 am .- Ahead of the Vatican Christmas tree lighting Dec. 5, Pope Francis expressed hope that the nativity scene in St. Peter’s Square will serve as a reminder of what Christmas is truly about.

Vatican committee asks UN for World Day of Human Fraternity

Dec 5, 2019 - 10:00 am .- Members of a Vatican Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue met with the Secretary General of the United Nations on December 4 to deliver a petition on human fraternity co-authored by Pope Francis and the Sunni Islamic Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed Al-Tayeb. 

'The key is not to fight, but just to bear witness': How to preach Advent

Dec 5, 2019 - 08:35 am .- The season of Advent roots us in the true mission of the Church, Archbishop Joseph Augustine Di Noia, O.P., adjunct secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, told CNA. 

Pope Francis tells Jesuits he is shocked by anti-immigration narratives in Europe

Dec 5, 2019 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis decried the mistreatment of migrants and said that he is shocked by anti-immigration narratives within Europe during a conversation with Jesuits in Thailand published Thursday.

Burkina Faso bishop: As violence continues, 'nobody is listening'

Dec 5, 2019 - 12:09 am .- Following the death of more than a dozen Christians in a church shooting over the weekend, a Burkina Faso bishop said Western governments have a responsibility to stop the flow of weapons to militants in the region.