Archive of December 29, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of December 29, 2020

‘Give voice to the pain’: This Catholic ministry seeks to help adult children of divorce

Dec 29, 2020 - 03:51 pm .- Snuffy the Snuffleupagus’ parents were supposed to have divorced in 1992. The brown, fuzzy Muppet-quasi-mammoth, a beloved feature character on the PBS show Sesame Street, was going to chronicle his experience of the split in an episode intended to address a difficult topic with children.

Vatican COVID-19 commission promotes vaccine access for the vulnerable

Dec 29, 2020 - 01:27 pm .- The Vatican’s COVID-19 commission said Tuesday it is working to help promote fair access to the coronavirus vaccine, especially for those who are most vulnerable.

Man who killed Catholic roommate for praying at hospital to be arraigned on murder, hate crime

Dec 29, 2020 - 12:52 pm .- Jesse Martinez, a COVID-19 patient who beat a fellow patient to death with an oxygen tank at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, will be arraigned on December 31st for murder, elder abuse, and religion-motivated hate crime, authorities announced on December 28.

Ireland’s Msgr. Hugh O'Flaherty, a Vatican ‘defender of the weak’

Dec 29, 2020 - 11:05 am .- Msgr. Hugh O’Flaherty, an Irish priest who hid Italian Jews from the Nazis and went on to baptize the former head of the Gestapo in Rome, is world renowned for the heroism he displayed during and after World War II.

Pope Francis appoints Bishop Dermot Farrell as head of Dublin archdiocese

Dec 29, 2020 - 10:06 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday named theologian Bishop Dermot Farrell of Ossory, Ireland, as the next archbishop of Dublin.

Trump praises St. Thomas Becket as martyr for religious freedom

Dec 29, 2020 - 09:57 am .- The White House on Tuesday issued a proclamation praising St. Thomas Becket, an English archbishop who was martyred 850 years ago after conflict with King Henry II over the rights of the Church.

Nigerian bishop kidnapped, Catholics pray for his safety

Dec 29, 2020 - 09:05 am .- The bishops of Nigeria have urged prayer for the safety and release of a Nigerian Catholic bishop who was abducted Sunday in Owerri, the capital of Nigeria’s Imo State.

Spiritual direction: What is it, who needs it, and why?

Dec 29, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Chatting with Lee McDowell is a peaceful experience.

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