Archive of December 27, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 27, 2019

Missionary priest rescues children from slavery in the DRC mines

Dec 27, 2019 - 07:20 pm .- Fr. Willy Milayi is a Missionary of the Immaculate Conception who lives in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He works rescuing children who fled the coltan mines and offering them a place to live and learn a trade.

Can tattoos be sacramentals? 

Dec 27, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- When the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the English Carmelite, St. Simon Stock, she carried the Carmelite scapular in her hand and told him: “This shall be the privilege for you and for all the Carmelites, that anyone dying in this garment shall be saved.”

Piracy and despair: The unique problems that plague sailors

Dec 27, 2019 - 11:19 am .- For most people in the 21st century, piracy probably conjures up images of illegal downloads from Limewire before it does thoughts of trouble-making sea-farers.

Islamists in Nigeria kill Christian hostages

Dec 27, 2019 - 10:54 am .- The Islamic State group in Nigeria released a video Thursday claiming to show the killing of 11 Christian men.

Notre-Dame still at risk of destruction, says rector

Dec 27, 2019 - 09:12 am .- This year Christmas Mass was not celebrated at Notre-Dame de Paris for the first time since the French First Republic, and the cathedral’s rector says that there is a significant chance the building cannot be rebuilt safely.

A bowl of soup, and a chance for compassion

Dec 27, 2019 - 07:25 am .- For nearly 15 years, a Catholic charity in south-central New York has sold ceramic bowls to raise both money for a local food pantry and awareness about the problem of homelessness in the region.

Strong online boundaries make for the happiest relationships, study finds

Dec 27, 2019 - 02:55 am .- Cutting ties with old flames, before the internet, used to be easy.