Loading

Christian ministers told to perform gay 'weddings' or face jail time

12:28 pm | BOISE. IDAHO, Oct 20, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Two Christian ministers in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, could face legal punishment or be forced to sell their nearly 100-year-old wedding chapel for declining to perform same-sex “wedding” ceremonies. 
Full story »

Interreligious marriage: a look at the synod from India's perspective

05:01 pm | VATICAN CITY, Oct 19, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- While some countries face family issues such as divorce and polygamy, the synod’s Indian participants have voiced concern for interreligious marriages, which pose pastoral concerns across Asia. 
Full story »

Pope beatifies Paul VI, 'great helmsman' of Vatican II

11:57 am | VATICAN CITY, Oct 19, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Addressing those gathered in Saint Peter’s Square on Sunday for the beatification of Paul VI, Pope Francis reminded Christians who live out the Gospel message that they are “God’s newness” both “in the Church and in the world.” 
Full story »

A missionary Pope: Cardinal Etchegaray's memory of Paul VI

03:57 pm | VATICAN CITY, Oct 18, 2014 (CNA/EWTN News).- Paul VI was a missionary Pope who wished to bring the light of the Gospel all over the world, a cardinal who worked with the late Roman Pontiff, who will be beatified on Sunday, has recalled. 
Full story »

Vatican »

Blessed Paul VI, the Pope who led the Church's barque in troubled waters

Bl. Paul VI was the first 'modern man' to be elected Bishop of Rome, and he put the Church in conversation with the world in order to build a dialogue of salvation, a cardinal who was one of Montini's collaborators said.
Full story »

Vatican »

Church teaching on sexuality is simple, but not easy, priest says

When it comes to human sexuality, one of the predominant themes being discussed by participants at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family pertains to the certainty that truth and mercy cannot be separated.  
Full story »

Middle East - Africa »

Hard winter looms for Iraq's 'betrayed' Christian refugees

Despite efforts by northern Iraq’s Catholic bishops to ensure that Christians and other refugees can survive the winter, housing shortages and a significant lack of financial support pose serious threats.
Full story »

Vatican »

Pope Francis' closing synod speech received with standing ovation

Pope Francis' address at the conclusion of the Synod on the Family, delivered Saturday, was responded to with a four-minute standing ovation on the part of the bishops attending the Vatican meeting.
Full story »

Vatican »

Synod's final report shows nuance on homosexuality, remarriage

The synod’s final report, released Saturday, presents substantial changes with respect to the much discussed midterm report, especially regarding homosexual persons and the divorced and remarried.
Full story »

CNA BLOG »

Best Beard of the 2014 Synod

Alright ladies and gents, it’s the moment you’ve all been waiting for – who has the best beard at the “sausage making” Synod 2014? We were going to go with a “Who Wore It Best?” and include several categories – best placed zuchetto, biggest and blingiest pectoral cross (yes blingiest, just go with it), best-pressed [...]
Full article »
Go to CNA blog »

Europe »

200,000 activists tell Europe: stand up for persecuted Christians

More than 200,000 people have signed a petition asking European leaders to offer “real help” for persecuted Christians and other religious minorities around the world.
Full story »

Vatican »

A Middle East without Christians - cardinals consider sad prospect

Monday's consistory of cardinals focused on the plight of Christians in the Middle East, especially in light of the rise of the Islamic State, and it also decided on two causes for canonization.
Full story »

ADDITIONAL COVERAGE »

CATHOLIC WOMANHOOD »

Synod Seeks to be Beacon in Troubled Waters

by Jennifer Manning

This year my 11th grade Morality students are reading Making Choices: Practical Wisdom for Everyday Moral Decisions by Peter Kreeft. The opening paragraph of the book reads, in part,...
Full column »

St. Teresa of Avila and the keys to union with God

by Sarah Metts

On October 14th the Church celebrates the feast day of one of the greatest of all Spanish saints. A mystic, Carmelite reformer, prolific writer, and the first woman declared a doctor of the...
Full column »
Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

COLUMNS »

The Francis Effect and the Chicago Appointment

by Russell Shaw

At the American bishops’ fall general meeting last year reporters pressed hard to find signs of the Francis effect. But when the bishops gather next month in Baltimore, the press corps can...
Full column »

Film review: 'Men, Women and Children'

by Carl Kozlowski

We live in a world with more communication tools than ever before, yet we seem to be losing the ability to talk straight with each other. Between texting, TV, Tivo, Roku, and role-playing...
Full column »

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day
Missionary of Charity, Korea
Testimony of Christian Love during Pope's Visit to Korea
Religious Sisters in South Korea react to Pope Francis kissing a baby
Warm atmosphere during Holy Mass at Daejeon World Cup Stadium
Images inside Pope Francis flight to South Korea
The tombs of the early Christians
Missionaries of Africa, called "the White Fathers"
Italian youth give testimony after mission to Peru
Interview with Iraqi Ambassador to the Holy See on the persecution of Christians
New book 'The Vatican unknown'
Oct
20

Liturgical Calendar

October 20, 2014

Monday of the Twenty-Ninth Week in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Lk 12:13-21

Gospel
Date
10/20/14
10/19/14
10/18/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: Eph 2: 1-10
Gospel:: Lk 12: 13-21

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »

Saint
Date
10/20/14

Homily of the Day

Lk 12:13-21

Homily
Date
10/20/14
10/19/14
10/18/14
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: