Archive of December 18, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 18, 2019

Philippines quake victims need water, aid, prayer

Dec 18, 2019 - 10:01 pm .- After a southern Philippines earthquake killed at least nine and displaced thousands of people on Monday, survivors emphasized their need for fresh water, and Catholic leaders called for prayer and aid for the victims as Christmas approaches.

SCOTUS to hear Catholic school religious freedom cases

Dec 18, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court will decide two religious freedom cases concerning Catholic schools during its upcoming term, the court announced on Wednesday, Dec. 18.

The Vatican-London investment scandal: A CNA explainer

Dec 18, 2019 - 04:50 pm .- Since October, CNA has been covering a Vatican financial scandal involving an investment in a London luxury apartment development through a controversial broker, a loan from a Swiss bank account associated with money laundering, and an attempt to hide the loan from the Vatican’s books.  

Rep. Loudermilk defends comparison of Trump impeachment to Pontius Pilate and Jesus Christ

Dec 18, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- A Georgia congressman’s office defended a claim made Wednesday that Jesus Christ was afforded more rights during the trial that led to his crucifixion than President Donald Trump has been given during impeachment proceedings.

Does 'The Two Popes' fairly represent Francis and Benedict? Critics say ‘no’ 

Dec 18, 2019 - 11:36 am .- While filmmakers say the "The Two Popes" is a work of fiction, the movie’s director also says it represents his understanding of Pope Francis’ values. But critics emphasize the movie does not accurately represent Pope Benedict and Pope Francis, and instead reflects an ideological approach to the two men.

Pope Francis: Nativity scenes show a 'domestic Gospel'

Dec 18, 2019 - 03:12 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday called Christmas nativity scenes a “domestic Gospel,” which helps to make the Holy Family present in one’s home.

Priests respond to Archbishop Paglia: 'Accompaniment isn't directionless'

Dec 18, 2019 - 03:01 am .- After a prominent archbishop commented to journalists last week that he would hold the hand of a person dying of assisted suicide, two priests and a cardinal offered their perspectves to CNA on what a priest ought to do if faced with a person wishing to commit assisted suicide.

Teens deserve better than Planned Parenthood in LA schools, critics say

Dec 18, 2019 - 12:47 am .- As Planned Parenthood prepares to open as many as 50 centers in Los Angeles public high schools, critics are warning that the organization will not help teens receive the formation they need for practicing virtue and building successful relationships.