Archive of December 7, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 7, 2019

Sheen beatification delay an act of 'sabotage,' Peoria official writes

Dec 7, 2019 - 09:30 pm .- After the Diocese of Rochester last week confirmed it had requested that the beatification of Venerable Fulton Sheen be delayed, a longtime Peoria diocese official is accusing the Rochester diocese of repeatedly “sabotaging” Sheen’s sainthood cause.

Amid terrorism fears in Indonesia, heavy security planned for Christmas

Dec 7, 2019 - 03:25 pm .- Authorities in Indonesia are expected to deploy 160,000 security personnel to ensure Christmas and New Year’s celebrations safe, according to local media.

Vatican investments linked to global money laundering investigations

Dec 7, 2019 - 03:05 pm .- A fund in which the Vatican’s Secretariat of State has invested tens of millions of euros has links to two Swiss banks investigated or implicated in bribery and money laundering scandals involving more than one billion dollars. The fund is under investigation by Vatican authorities.

Bishop Baker: Ad limina inspires 'hopeful spirit' for renewal of Church in US

Dec 7, 2019 - 07:12 am .- Birmingham’s Bishop Robert Baker said Friday there is a hopeful spirit about the renewal of the Church in the United States at the end of the latest round of ad limina visits with Pope Francis and other curial offices.

Martyred religious brother from Wisconsin farm family to be beatified in Guatemala 

Dec 7, 2019 - 03:58 am .- The son of Wisconsin farmers, Brother James Miller, FSC, will be beatified in Guatemala this Saturday, 36 years after he was shot and killed while working with school children and the indigenous poor in the country.