Archive of December 9, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 9, 2019

In scandalized Buffalo diocese, bishop seeks victims’ voices  

Dec 9, 2019 - 08:19 pm .- Efforts to recover from clergy sex abuse scandals in Buffalo require listing to victims and others affected by the diocese’s handling of abuse, the apostolic administrator of the Buffalo diocese Bishop Edward Scharfenberger has said.

In Argentina, poverty rate highest in ten years

Dec 9, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- The latest report issued by the Argentina Observatory of Social Debt of the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina showed that the rate of poverty and indigence is the highest in ten years.

Pope Francis blesses 100 nativity scenes near the Vatican

Dec 9, 2019 - 06:59 pm .- Pope Francis Monday stopped by the “100 Nativities in the Vatican” display to bless Christmas scenes from all over the world.

What do practicing Catholics think about the 2020 election?

Dec 9, 2019 - 04:20 pm .- Catholics who say they accept all Church teachings are more likely than other Americans to say they are planning to vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election, according to a new nationwide poll.

Survey: Americans dissatisfied with bishops’ response to sex abuse crisis

Dec 9, 2019 - 04:10 pm .- Americans largely disapprove of the way the U.S. bishops have handled the sex abuse scandal in the U.S. Catholic Church, a new survey has found. A majority said their trust in the leadership of the Church has been damaged by the abuse crisis.

New poll shows how Catholics view the 2020 election

Dec 9, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Less than a year before the 2020 presidential election, a landmark poll of both Catholic and non-Catholic voters found that Catholics largely align with other American voters, representing a broad diversity of political perspectives and plans for the upcoming national election.

Iraqi cardinal pleads for help for Christians on Nineveh Plain

Dec 9, 2019 - 03:10 pm .- Cardinal Louis Raphael Sako has appealed for financial and spiritual aid for Christians in the Middle East, especially in Iraq.

German bishop accused of taking $140,000 from elderly woman's account

Dec 9, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Bishop Johannes Bündgens has been charged by prosecutors with taking more than $140,000 from an elderly woman’s account.

Supreme Court denies appeal against Kentucky ultrasound law

Dec 9, 2019 - 09:35 am .- The Ultrasound Informed Consent Act requires abortion doctors to present and describe an ultrasound image of an unborn child to a mother seeking an abortion, along with having to play audio of the baby’s heartbeat.

In a de-Christianized world, priests should be pillars of faith, Pope Francis says

Dec 9, 2019 - 07:24 am .- Priests should strive after a strong relationship with Christ, beginning in seminary, in order to be the guides in faith the de-Christianized society needs, Pope Francis said Monday.