Archive of December 31, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 31, 2019

This Roman church was a gift from Catholics around the world to Leo XIII

Dec 31, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- There are many Catholic churches in Rome, but few can boast of having been built through the contributions of Catholics around the world as a gift to the pope.

Diocese of Providence challenges RI statute of limitations expansion

Dec 31, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- The Diocese of Providence has challenged a new Rhode Island law that greatly expands the time window for filing childhood sexual abuse lawsuits.

Farmers in Zimbabwe facing severe droughts, hunger crisis, CRS says

Dec 31, 2019 - 03:12 pm .- As severe drought conditions continue in Zimbabwe, close to 7 million people are facing food shortages, a Catholic aid agency warned this week.

In Rochester, moms' group prays for vocations to come from among their families

Dec 31, 2019 - 03:06 pm .- A newly-formed group of Catholic mothers in Rochester, New York has committed to praying regularly for the flourishing of vocations from within their own families.

Texas bishops offer condolences, prayers after shooting at Christian church

Dec 31, 2019 - 12:49 pm .- Catholic leaders in Texas offered prayers following a deadly shooting at a Christian church on Sunday morning.

Marriage enrichment initiative geared toward military couples

Dec 31, 2019 - 11:05 am .- A global marriage ministry is launching a new initiative to provide resources, encouragement and enrichment opportunities for military couples in Canada and the United States.

On New Year's Eve, Pope Francis calls listening an act of love

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:35 am .- It is an act of love to spend time with others, to listen to them and their needs, and to try to see them as Christ sees them, Pope Francis said on New Year’s Eve.

CNA's favorite books in 2019

Dec 31, 2019 - 10:15 am .- Here are a few of the best books we read in 2019, from some of the journalists at Catholic News Agency.

Discerning in, and discerning out: What happens when seminarians leave?

Dec 31, 2019 - 07:15 am .- Catholic journalists know that discernment stories are popular because they give readers hope. And they often follow a pattern: They usually include a “God moment” in which the subject, through a dramatic circumstance, hears the word of God and finds with sparkling clarity,  the call to become a cleric or religious. They end with ordination or follow final vows.

High school founded by former NFL star aims to make virtuous students

Dec 31, 2019 - 03:00 am .- Not everyone who goes to high school will go to college, the founders of a new Minnesota high school say, but everyone should be prepared for leadership, service, and virtuous lives.