Archive of December 17, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 17, 2020

Alphabet saint book aims to introduce kids to heavenly friends

Dec 17, 2020 - 06:52 pm .- A new book for young children aims to both teach kids the alphabet and introduce them to new heavenly friends – through pictures and rhymes about more than two dozen saints.

Colombian bishop: Desecration of church, Eucharist 'wounds all Catholics'

Dec 17, 2020 - 04:14 pm .- A Colombian bishop has decried the desecration of a Catholic church and its tabernacle in the country and called on civil authorities to investigate the crime.

Pope Francis to take part in Netflix series on perspectives of the elderly

Dec 17, 2020 - 03:19 pm .- A book by Pope Francis about the perspectives of the elderly is the basis for a forthcoming series by Netflix, and the pope is set to participate.

HHS resolves dispute over right to clergy in hospital

Dec 17, 2020 - 02:00 pm .- On Wednesday, the Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services announced that it resolved a religious discrimination complaint with Mr. Sinai Health System, which operates seven hospitals in New York.

Vatican permits priests to say up to four Masses on Christmas Day

Dec 17, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- The Vatican’s liturgy congregation will permit priests to say up to four Masses on Christmas Day, the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God on Jan. 1, and Epiphany to accommodate more worshippers amid the pandemic.

Council for the Economy discusses Vatican pension fund

Dec 17, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The Council for the Economy held an online meeting this week to discuss several challenges to Vatican finances, including the city state's pension fund.

DC backs down over Mass limits after archdiocese sues

Dec 17, 2020 - 11:30 am .- The District of Columbia has changed course and will now allow up to 250 people to attend religious services. The previous limit was 50, which was challenged in court by the Archdiocese of Washington. 

Bishops hail medical conscience protection by Trump administration

Dec 17, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York and Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City praised the administration's actions as “concrete steps to enforce long-standing and fundamental civil rights laws.”

Pope Francis: Hundreds of millions of children ‘left behind’ amid pandemic

Dec 17, 2020 - 07:30 am .- Hundreds of millions of children have been “left behind” as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Pope Francis calls for ‘culture of care’ in 2021 World Peace Day message

Dec 17, 2020 - 06:05 am .- Pope Francis appealed for a “culture of care” in his message for the 2021 World Day of Peace released Thursday.

Pope Francis sends special envoy to meet with Belarus president

Dec 17, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis sent a special envoy to meet with the president of Belarus Thursday amid tensions between between the Catholic Church and the authorities.

Funeral Mass for 640 unborn children is held in Poland

Dec 17, 2020 - 04:00 am .- A Catholic bishop presided Saturday at a funeral Mass for 640 unborn children in Poland.

As abducted Catholic priest is freed, congregation prays for kidnappers’ conversion

Dec 17, 2020 - 03:30 am .- After abducted Nigerian priest Fr. Valentine Ezeugu was released Wednesday, his religious congregation said it was praying for the conversion of his kidnappers.

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