Archive of December 24, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 24, 2019

Catholic group to start holistic addiction recovery home in Kentucky 

Dec 24, 2019 - 03:12 pm .- A Kentucky diocese is leasing a tenantless building to a Catholic charity to create a holistic recovery program for people in the area struggling with drug addictions.

Sinner or saint – God loves you, Pope Francis says on Christmas Eve

Dec 24, 2019 - 02:21 pm .- A person’s weakness and sin does not change Christ’s love for them, and Catholics should strive to treat others the same way, serving anyone and not only those they consider worthy, Pope Francis said on Christmas Eve.

In new interview, Cardinal Marx speaks on same-sex blessings

Dec 24, 2019 - 12:30 pm .- Cardinal Reinhard Marx has expressed the view that homosexual couples can receive a Church blessing “in the sense of a pastoral accompaniment” in the Catholic Church, but not in a manner that resembles marriage.

This secular Franciscan lived among lepers. Could he become Zimbabwe’s first saint?

Dec 24, 2019 - 11:00 am .- British-born John Bradburne, who died in Zimbabwe 40 years ago, could be on his way to becoming the country’s first canonized saint

Rorate coeli désuper: Louisiana church blesses community from plane

Dec 24, 2019 - 10:08 am .- Father Matthew Barzare blessed 100 gallons of water on the Ember Saturday of Advent, which was then loaded into a crop-duster and sprayed over fields and the town of Cow Island, Louisiana.

Mentors are key in program to get civilly married couples back to Church

Dec 24, 2019 - 06:45 am .- When Mary Rose Verret first welcomed Douglas and Elizabeth into her home, Douglas’ boots squished with the sewage he worked with, and Elizabeth smelled of french fries from her fast food job. Douglas was also just a few years of out jail.