Archive of September 20, 2013 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 20, 2013

Pope Francis asks doctors to spread the Gospel of Life

Sep 20, 2013 - 07:03 pm .- Speaking to a group of gynecologists and obstetricians at the Vatican, Pope Francis affirmed that all human life has dignity and rejected the discarding of “defenseless” human persons through abortion.

Pontifical Council discusses future of marriage, family

Sep 20, 2013 - 05:20 pm .- This week the Pontifical Council for the Family is holding a conference to discuss how to recover the true meaning of the family in the context of a growing process of deconstructionism and confusion.

Interviewer: Pope’s adherence to Church abortion teaching is clear

Sep 20, 2013 - 01:04 pm .- Pope Francis is “absolutely clear” about Catholic teaching on abortion, but his first focus is to bring God’s salvation to everyone, “most of all sinners,” says the Jesuit priest whose lengthy papal interview was published yesterday.

Bishop Kettler transferred to Saint Cloud diocese

Sep 20, 2013 - 11:55 am .- Pope Francis today accepted the resignation of Bishop John Kinney, 76, of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, and appointed as his replacement Bishop Donald Kettler, who until today had led the Fairbanks diocese.

Vatican's new Catechism app aims to spread faith worldwide

Sep 20, 2013 - 07:47 am .- A pontifical council is preparing to launch a new app on the Catechism of the Catholic Church in order to help promote and better expand Church teaching throughout the world.

Faith shines light on truth and reason, archbishop says

Sep 20, 2013 - 04:13 am .- At a recent talk on Pope Francis' encyclical “Lumen Fidei,” Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore emphasized that faith is not opposed to reason, but rather is necessary for understanding truth.

Letters, prayer vigils to mark one year in jail for pastor in Iran

Sep 20, 2013 - 02:04 am .- Supporters of human rights and religious freedom around the globe are joining in prayer and a letter-writing campaign on the one-year anniversary of Iranian imprisonment for Christian pastor Saeed Abedini.

Scholars say love for the poor illuminates Pope's first six months

Sep 20, 2013 - 12:03 am .- In his first six months as Roman Pontiff, Pope Francis has shown his distinct style through a “prophetic” concern for the poor and a continuing outreach to those on the margins of society, say Catholic observers.

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