Archive of July 24, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 24, 2014

Federal judge strikes down Colo. marriage defense amendment

Jul 24, 2014 - 08:07 pm .- A federal judge ruled Wednesday against Colorado’s marriage defense amendment, leading the state attorney general to say the case will ultimately be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. 

EWTN to open new studio at Orange County cathedral

Jul 24, 2014 - 04:20 pm .- On Thursday, EWTN Global Catholic Network announced it has begun construction on a television studio on the West Coast, located on the campus of the Diocese of Orange's Christ Cathedral.

New auxiliary bishop for US Syro-Malabar eparchy named

Jul 24, 2014 - 04:19 pm .- Pope Francis on Thursday named a Chicago-area priest to become an auxiliary bishop of the Syro-Malabarese Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago.

Holy See calls for immediate ceasefire, lasting peace in Gaza

Jul 24, 2014 - 01:34 pm .- In a statement issued during a special session of the Human Rights Council, the Holy See urged an immediate ceasefire and the start of negotiations aimed at a lasting peace between Israel and Palestine.

Iraqi abbot calls for action to ensure local Christians' future

Jul 24, 2014 - 10:50 am .- Following the effective expulsion of Christians from the city of Mosul by Islamists last week, a prominent local abbot has voiced the need for concrete action supporting Christians in Iraq.

Meriam Ibrahim lands in Rome, meets with Pope Francis

Jul 24, 2014 - 06:44 am .- A Sudanese woman spared of a death sentence for refusing to renounce her Christian faith arrived in Rome with her family Thursday, where they met with Pope Francis a few hours after landing.

Soaring student debt sparks response from Catholic colleges

Jul 24, 2014 - 04:23 am .- With a national student loan debt of slightly more than $1 trillion, American colleges may have to start re-thinking the way they do business.

El Salvador youth saved from violence by music

Jul 24, 2014 - 02:12 am .- Nearly 1,000 children and teens who live in violent, crime-ridden areas of El Salvador have turned to the Don Bosco Youth Symphonic Orchestra as an alternative to a life of drugs and conflict.

John Paul I's beatification cause may advance, cardinal says

Jul 24, 2014 - 12:04 am .- A document advancing the beatification of John Paul I is ready, and will be given to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints this autumn, according to the emeritus Secretary of State.