Archive of December 21, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 21, 2019

The Vatican-Centurion Global financial scandal: A CNA explainer

Dec 21, 2019 - 04:20 pm .- In recent weeks, CNA has been covering a Vatican financial scandal involving a multi-million-dollar investment fund, money donated by Catholics to support charity and Vatican ministries, and a pair of banks linked to money-laundering and bribery allegations.

Benedictine Sisters in Ecuador inaugurate baby drop-off box

Dec 21, 2019 - 04:15 pm .- A group of religious sisters in Santo Domingo, Ecuador has installed the country’s first baby drop-off box, as an alternative to abortion for mothers who find themselves unable to care for their newborns.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of dean of cardinals, sets 5-year term limit

Dec 21, 2019 - 07:54 am .- Pope Francis Saturday accepted the resignation of Cardinal Angelo Sodano as dean of the College of Cardinals and declared that the position will now have a five-year term limit with the possibility of renewal.

Pope Francis: A baby's smile is a sign of God’s love

Dec 21, 2019 - 05:44 am .- The very first way the Child Jesus revealed the love and goodness of the Father was in smiling at his parents, just “like every newborn baby in this world,” Pope Francis said Saturday.

Church reform takes personal conversion, Pope Francis tells Roman Curia

Dec 21, 2019 - 05:02 am .- To carry out the continuing reform of the Church requires a willingness to change and a commitment to personal conversion, Pope Francis said Saturday, during his annual Christmas greeting to the bishops and cardinals of the Roman Curia.

What a decade! A look at the biggest Catholic stories of the 2010s

Dec 21, 2019 - 04:00 am .- As a new decade begins on January 1, 2020, CNA offers a look back at some of the most important stories for the Church in the 2010s:

Argentine bishops oppose new abortion protocols

Dec 21, 2019 - 12:00 am .- Leaders of the Argentine bishops’ conference met with Argentina’s president Dec. 18, to express their opposition to new abortion protocols in the country.