Archive of July 31, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 31, 2014

Resolution introduced to protect persecuted Christians in Iraq

Jul 31, 2014 - 08:02 pm .- Congressional representatives have introduced a resolution to protect persecuted Christians and other minorities in Iraq, as Islamist militants consolidate control over portions of the country's northwest.

Religious freedom nominee's record prompts worry

Jul 31, 2014 - 05:10 pm .- The announcement that Rabbi David Saperstein is being tapped as the next U.S. ambassador for global religious freedom has drawn concern based on his recent statements on the issue at home.

Vatican announces desire for more restrained sign of peace at Mass

Jul 31, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- The Congregation for Divine Worship, in a recent circular letter, announced that the placement of the sign of peace within Mass will not change, though it suggested several ways the rite could be performed with greater dignity.

US faithful asked to see humanity of child migrants

Jul 31, 2014 - 11:42 am .- The child migrant crisis at the U.S-Mexico border shows the need for a Catholic response and for sound government policy to help children who are fleeing violence, several Catholic experts have said.

Vatican releases schedule for Pope's trip to Albania

Jul 31, 2014 - 07:46 am .- Pope Francis will make a one-day trip to Albania in September, during which he is slated to meet with local authorities, priests and religious as well as children from charitable institutions.

Christians a fundamental part of Iraq, ambassador observes

Jul 31, 2014 - 05:16 am .- The Iraqi ambassador to the Holy See has lamented the ongoing persecution of Christians by ISIS forces in Iraq, stating that they are an important and historic part of the country’s origins.

Natural Family Planning praised for respecting women, nature

Jul 31, 2014 - 04:18 am .- Catholic teaching on sexuality and fertility is being hailed as a moral alternative to hormonal birth control that embraces nature and respects the fullness of women’s lives and dignity.

Abortion's grim reality may explain 'pro-choice' label drop

Jul 31, 2014 - 02:06 am .- Abortion advocates' recent shift away from the term “pro-choice” could be due to improving medicine and technology showing the harsh reality and effects of the procedure.

Giuseppe Canovai, a Roman who left a community as his legacy

Jul 31, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Familia Christi is the Roman community formed by Fr. Giuseppe Canovai, a priest of the city whose life united Franciscan poverty and the Jesuit spirituality.