Archive of August 1, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 1, 2014

Pakistani Catholics foster dialogue, fellowship with Muslims

Aug 1, 2014 - 08:05 pm .- Catholics in Pakistan reached out to the local Islamic community in an effort to promote peace between the religious groups in their nation and throughout the Middle East.

Bishops urge conscience protection for child welfare agencies

Aug 1, 2014 - 05:18 pm .- Three committee chairmen of the U.S. Bishops’ Conference are strongly supporting a new bill that protects the conscience rights of child welfare agencies.

Education crucial to limiting Ebola outbreak, relief agency says

Aug 1, 2014 - 05:04 pm .- As the deadly Ebola virus continues to claim victims in West Africa, Catholic Relief Services is working to fight the outbreak by educating affected communities and dispelling local myths.

University of Mary adds bioethics program to roster

Aug 1, 2014 - 02:22 pm .- The University of Mary in Bismarck, N.D., has teamed up with the National Catholic Bioethics Center to offer its students a master’s of science degree option in bioethics.

Amid resignation calls, Minn. archbishop says he will stay

Aug 1, 2014 - 12:30 pm .- Archbishop John Nienstedt of Saint Paul-Minneapolis, facing calls for his resignation amid legal battles over the local Church's handling of clerical sex abuse, apologized Wednesday but refused to resign.

Pope surprises Jesuits for dinner on feast of Saint Ignatius

Aug 1, 2014 - 08:35 am .- In honor of the feast commemorating the founder of their order, Pope Francis made a last minute phone call to the head of the Jesuit General Curia expressing his desire to eat dinner with them.

Catholic artist touches hearts one Facebook pic at a time

Aug 1, 2014 - 04:03 am .- If you have seen an artistic Facebook cover photo with a saint and a powerful quote, there's a good chance it came from Cassie Pease.

Mississippi abortion ruling raises questions of women's health

Aug 1, 2014 - 03:42 am .- A federal appeals court has drawn criticism for blocking a 2012 Mississippi law requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges at local hospitals.

Catholic charity to hold day of prayer for peace in Iraq

Aug 1, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Aid to the Church in Need has scheduled Aug. 6 as day of prayer for Iraq, portions of which are now controlled by Islamist militants, in response to the violence threatening Christians and others in the nation.