Archive of December 26, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 26, 2019

Exorcist: Temptation – not possession – is the most significant demonic activity

Dec 26, 2019 - 06:54 pm .- Though dramatic representations of demonic possessions, as seen in Hollywood, can make them appear to be the primary method of the devil, one Dominican priest and exorcist has warned that the greater and more common threat to a person’s salvation is the temptation to sin.

Cardinal Tagle speaks of 'shock and sadness' at Philippines' suicide rates

Dec 26, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- In the wake of rising suicide rates in the Philippines, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle issued a Christmas statement expressing his shock at the trend and calling for cultural renewal.

St. Augustine and a patient husband led this long-searching Christian to Catholicism

Dec 26, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- For Colorado native Juliana Pybus, faith has always been a central part of her life.

How the Church in Chile is helping women victims of domestic violence

Dec 26, 2019 - 11:04 am .- The Vicariate for Social Pastoral Care of Caritas in the Archdiocese of Santiago takes in every year hundreds of women and their children, victims of domestic violence who find in their shelters comprehensive care to be able to get on with their lives.  

Christmas Eve carolers for Cardinal Pell gathered at Melbourne prison

Dec 26, 2019 - 08:00 am .- A group of local Catholics gathered outside Melbourne prison on Christmas Eve to sing carols for Cardinal George Pell.

Development of prison catechesis program draws strong support

Dec 26, 2019 - 07:05 am .- It took a Catholic evangelist just three days to raise the funds online for an apologetics and faith formation curriculum to distribute to prisons— a place where he says Biblical apologetics are sorely needed.

Pope prays for Philippines, struck by deadly Christmas Day typhoon

Dec 26, 2019 - 06:20 am .- Pope Francis Thursday prayed for the people of the Philippines, who were hit Christmas Day by a typhoon which has killed more than a dozen people and caused extensive damage.

St. Stephen's martyrdom shows 'true meaning of Christmas,' Pope Francis says

Dec 26, 2019 - 05:02 am .- The death of St. Stephen, the Church’s first martyr, teaches Catholics to renew their commitment to charity and self-gift, part of the meaning of Christmas, Pope Francis said Thursday.

New Michigan vocational school combines Catholic education, skilled trades 

Dec 26, 2019 - 03:18 am .- A new vocational school in Grand Rapids, Michigan will open its doors next year to young men interested in learning both a skilled trade and formation through a Catholic curriculum.