Archive of December 23, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 23, 2019

College freshmen found faith through friendship

Dec 23, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- The phenomenon is well-documented. When young Catholics go away to college, a troublingly high percentage of them stop practicing their faith. And many who stop going to Mass in college, never return.

Are millennial Christians really killing evangelization?

Dec 23, 2019 - 03:06 pm .- Millennials are notoriously blamed for being killers of previously-thought-necessary industries and activities: Applebees. Napkins. Golf. Mayonnaise. Lunch. And so on.

U.S. bishops praise rule publicizing abortion 'surcharge' in health plan exchanges

Dec 23, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The U.S. bishops have welcomed changes to the way abortion coverage is billed in some federally-funded health plan exchanges, saying the changes will allow Americans to choose health care plans consistent with their views.

Safety first: How parents can know who is working with their kids

Dec 23, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- What are parents to do to ensure that their children are safe outside the home?

A decade of characters! Some of CNA's best features and profiles of the 2010s

Dec 23, 2019 - 12:20 pm .- As the 2010s draw to a close, CNA offers you just a few of our favorite features and profiles of the decade.

Film to portray Catholic woman who saved Jewish children in WWII 

Dec 23, 2019 - 11:07 am .- The true story of Irena Sendler, a Polish Catholic woman who helped smuggle thousands of Jewish children out of the Jewish ghetto in Warsaw during World War II, will feature in a new historical thriller film produced by and starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot.

Catholics in Camden help working families get homes of their own

Dec 23, 2019 - 07:19 am .- Affordable housing is a problem for many Americans, but for the low-income residents of Camden, a Catholic non-profit is working hard to make sure they have the budgeting skills, the life skills, and the community connections to become homeowners—and to stay that way.

How an Italian basilica was destroyed by fire in the 19th century

Dec 23, 2019 - 03:43 am .- The partial destruction of Notre Dame basilica in a fire earlier this year elicited mourning from Catholics and non-Catholic alike. But it is not the first time an iconic basilica has endured flames - and been rebuilt for worshippers and pilgrims.