National Catholic News

  • To help fight sex abuse, Catholic group offers guide to the news
    on November 18, 2018 at 11:41 pm

    Lansing, Mich., Nov 18, 2018 / 04:41 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic bishops must act to counter sex abuse of adults as well as minors, says a lay group that has compiled a reader of news stories, analysis and commentary to help renewal and reform. “We believe clergy sexual misconduct with […]

  • Archbishop Vigano ordered to pay 2m euro to brother in inheritance dispute
    on November 18, 2018 at 1:01 pm

    Milan, Italy, Nov 18, 2018 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- An Italian court has ordered Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò to pay back nearly 2 million euro of inheritance, plus interest and legal fees to his brother, Father Lorenzo Vigano. Archbishop Vigano had been managing the brothers’ […]

  • Invite Jesus into the storms of life, Pope Francis says
    on November 18, 2018 at 12:19 pm

    Vatican City, Nov 18, 2018 / 05:19 am (CNA/EWTN News).- During a difficult time, it can be easy to see only the immediate problem; but asking Jesus to be the guide is the key to weathering the storm, Pope Francis said Sunday at a Mass with 6,000 poor and volunteers. “The boat of our life is […]

  • Artists begin work on Vatican Christmas nativity – out of sand
    on November 17, 2018 at 11:25 pm

    Vatican City, Nov 17, 2018 / 04:25 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The Vatican’s nativity scene will be a little bit different this year. In a departure from the traditional Neapolitan or Maltese figures of recent years, the scene of Christ’s birth will be entirely sculpted from sand. Beginning […]

  • Pope Francis: Include the Holy Spirit in art, theology
    on November 17, 2018 at 12:34 pm

    Vatican City, Nov 17, 2018 / 05:34 am (CNA/EWTN News).- In the face of the difficulties of the modern-age, artists and theologians need the inspiration of the Holy Spirit – the source of joy and hope, Pope Francis said Saturday, during the awarding of the 2018 Ratzinger Prize. “Against […]

  • Pope creates class on ‘Sciences of Peace’ at Lateran University
    on November 17, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Rome, Italy, Nov 17, 2018 / 04:01 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Monday established a curriculum in Sciences of Peace at the Pontifical Lateran University, involving the “pope’s university” because of the special bond it has with the Holy See in a project to “foster seeds of […]

  • Italian bishops’ conference establishes national center for youth protection
    on November 17, 2018 at 7:00 am

    Rome, Italy, Nov 17, 2018 / 12:00 am (CNA).- With the intention of “providing a radical solution” to the sex abuse issue, the Italian bishops’ conference established Thursday a new center for youth protection, and pledged to update its 2014 guidelines on countering sexual abuse. […]

  • Cupich and Wuerl collaborated on alternative sex abuse proposal
    on November 17, 2018 at 1:56 am

    Washington D.C., Nov 16, 2018 / 06:56 pm (CNA).- Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago and Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington collaborated extensively on a recently proposed policy for handling abuse allegations against bishops, CNA has learned. Cupich submitted the plan Tuesday to leaders of the U.S. […]

  • Italy should get back taxes from Vatican, court rules
    on November 17, 2018 at 1:27 am

    Rome, Italy, Nov 16, 2018 / 06:27 pm (CNA).- Catholic leaders are open to discussing with the Italian government a court ruling saying Italy has the right to recover millions of dollars from the Church from a previous tax exemption. According to DW, an exemption was established in the beginning of […]

  • Underground bishop in China reported missing
    on November 17, 2018 at 12:01 am

    Wenzhou, China, Nov 16, 2018 / 05:01 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A Vatican-appointed Chinese bishop has reportedly been taken into custody by the government and is undergoing “isolation and indoctrination.” This is Peter Shao Zhumin’s fifth arrest in just two years as a bishop. Chinese […]

  • At least 42 dead in cathedral attack in Central African Republic
    on November 16, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Alindao, Central African Republic, Nov 16, 2018 / 04:05 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- At least 42 people have died in an attack Thursday on the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Alindao, in the Central African Republic, according to local reports. At least one priest was among those killed in the Nov. 15 […]

  • Religious sisters in Cameroon released one day after kidnapping
    on November 16, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    Yaoundé, Cameroon, Nov 16, 2018 / 04:03 pm (CNA).- Three Franciscan sisters and 13 novices travelling from Bamenda to Shisong in Northwest Cameroon have been released, after they were captured by separatist fighters in the small village of Bamessing yesterday. The hostage-takers were […]

  • Mexican bishops discussing commission to address abuse of minors
    on November 16, 2018 at 10:33 pm

    Mexico City, Mexico, Nov 16, 2018 / 03:33 pm (ACI Prensa).- As part of their work at the 106th Plenary Assembly, the Mexican Bishops' Conference (CEM) is discussing and could approve a commission for the protection of minors, to deal with cases of sexual abuse in all the dioceses of the country. […]

  • How will palliative care fare in Canada?
    on November 16, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Edmonton, Canada, Nov 16, 2018 / 03:02 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- A member for Canadian Physicians for Life says requiring provision of assisted suicide by Catholic hospitals and by hospices will have disastrous results for palliative care throughout the country. Karol Boschung, a second year medical […]

  • Pope Francis calls restrictions to religious freedom a 'white martyrdom'
    on November 16, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Vatican City, Nov 16, 2018 / 02:06 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- There is the bloody martyrdom of Christians killed for their faith, but also another “martyrdom” which takes place when religious freedom is unjustly limited, Pope Francis said Friday in an audience with a group which assists the […]

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