Archive of December 11, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 11, 2019

Voices: 'Our Lady of Guadalupe gave my family a miracle'

Dec 11, 2019 - 04:45 pm .- It was in December of 1991, while attending a novena in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe at St. Finbar Church in Burbank, that I learned that there existed a small piece of the tilma of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the city of Los Angeles.

Suspect arrested after arson destroys NJ church

Dec 11, 2019 - 04:33 pm .- A suspect is in custody after an early-morning arson destroyed a Catholic parish in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey.

US education department may allow religious to receive federal student aid

Dec 11, 2019 - 04:11 pm .- The US Department of Education is proposing to restore eligibility to members of religious orders for certain federal higher education student aid programs.

Archbishop Paglia says priests can be present at assisted suicide

Dec 11, 2019 - 04:08 pm .- Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia, president of the Pontifical Academy for Life, said Tuesday that he would be willing to hold the hand of someone dying from assisted suicide, and that he does not see this as lending implicit support to the practice.

India's Citizenship Amendment Bill dismays US religious liberty commission

Dec 11, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom is expressing concern about a controversial bill which passed India’s legislature Wednesday enshrining a pathway to citizenship for immigrants that specifically excludes Muslims.

Archbishop Gomez asks prayers for Francis on his 50th anniversary of priestly ordination

Dec 11, 2019 - 03:50 pm .- As Pope Francis prepares to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood Friday, Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. bishop’s conference, is asking Catholics throughout the country to pray for the Pope.

Pope thanks Ruthenian Catholics of Ukraine for fidelity to Christ in Soviet era

Dec 11, 2019 - 02:40 pm .- Pope Francis praised Wednesday the courage of the Ruthenian Eparchy of Mukachevo, which emerged from hiding 30 years ago after persecution in Soviet Ukraine.

Pope Francis: Martyrs are a sign the Church is following Jesus

Dec 11, 2019 - 12:55 pm .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that persecution has always been a part of the Church’s life, and that the witness of martyrdom is a blessing for all Christians.

Pope Francis prays for Chile after plane disappears near Antarctica

Dec 11, 2019 - 09:57 am .- Pope Francis is closely following the news of the Chilean military plane bound for Antarctica that went missing with 38 people aboard, the Vatican Secretary of State said Wednesday.

Sainthood cause advances for religious sister, educator who fought racism

Dec 11, 2019 - 12:30 am .- In the race to see who will become the first canonized black American saint, one candidate’s cause has advanced: Mother Mary Lange, a renowned educator and founder of the Oblate Sisters of Providence, the first community of religious sisters in the United States for women of color.