Archive of December 16, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 16, 2019

Short film portrays life of Venerable Augustus Tolton, former slave

Dec 16, 2019 - 08:01 pm .- EWTN will release Wednesday a short film on the early life of Venerable John Augustus Tolton - the first African American priest - whose cause for canonization progressed in June.

Dutch cardinal: Priests should 'speak clearly' on assisted suicide

Dec 16, 2019 - 05:06 pm .- A priest must say clearly to a person opting for assisted suicide or voluntary euthanasia that he is committing a grave sin, a Dutch cardinal told CNA this week.

Analysis: Has Archbishop Paglia opened a new fight over 'accompaniment'?

Dec 16, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Catholics hoping for a swift correction to Paglia’s insistence on the need to “accompany” someone committing assisted suicide may be disappointed.

Analysis: The Vatican's finance scandal, and faithful stewardship

Dec 16, 2019 - 03:40 pm .- The Vatican’s unfolding financial scandal has not yet led to action at the Vatican. To understand why, it’s important to understand something about the scandal itself.

Catholic homilies shortest of all denominations, study finds

Dec 16, 2019 - 03:10 pm .- A survey of more than 6,000 churches found that Catholic homilies were shorter on average than any Protestant denomination.

Mississippi governor: Legal fight for unborn children will head to Supreme Court

Dec 16, 2019 - 02:55 pm .- An effort to ban most abortions from 15 weeks into pregnancy will head to the U.S. Supreme Court, the Mississippi governor has said after a federal appeals court upheld a ruling that blocked the law.

Pittsburgh diocese announces next round of parish mergers

Dec 16, 2019 - 01:42 pm .- The Diocese of Pittsburgh has announced that next month 26 existing parishes will be merged into eight new parishes as part of the “On Mission for the Church Alive!” strategic planning initiative.

New House bill targets religious persecution in Crimea

Dec 16, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the House of Representatives to hold Russia accountable for what Congressmen claim is the persecution of religious groups in occupied territories of the Ukraine.

Pope Francis urges 'community of solidarity' between young and old

Dec 16, 2019 - 11:00 am .- The elderly are crucial in a society respectful of the rights of all, Pope Francis told leaders and members of Italy’s National Association of Elderly Workers on Monday.