Archive of August 7, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 7, 2014

Disbelief, horror follow desertion of baby with Down syndrome

Aug 7, 2014 - 05:17 pm .- Advocates for those with Down syndrome are appalled and grieved by the reported abandonment of a baby who had been diagnosed with the genetic condition.

American missionary feels 'abandoned' in North Korean captivity

Aug 7, 2014 - 04:43 pm .- A Baptist missionary held captive in North Korea says he feels “abandoned” by the U.S. government after nearly two years of detainment.

Pope names new bishop for Ohio-based eparchy

Aug 7, 2014 - 04:15 pm .- Pope Francis has named seminary rector Father Bohdan J. Danylo as new bishop for the Parma, Ohio-based Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of St. Josaphat.

Knights of Columbus set record for global charitable giving

Aug 7, 2014 - 12:03 pm .- The Knights of Columbus continued to set records for charitable giving and volunteer hours, making this the 14th consecutive year they've increased their contributions.

Iraqi Christians facing risk of genocide, patriarch warns

Aug 7, 2014 - 10:41 am .- The seizure of Iraq’s largest Christian town has prompted a mass exodus of refugees, which a leading Catholic bishop described as a Way of the Cross that could become a genocide unless the global community intervenes. 

Pope issues urgent appeal for global help of Iraqi Christians

Aug 7, 2014 - 08:34 am .- As Iraq’s largest Christian city fell into the hands of the Islamic State, Pope Francis issued an urgent appeal asking for peace, and called for worldwide efforts to assist those affected by increasing violence.

Religious leaders help build dialogue in conflict, ambassador says

Aug 7, 2014 - 05:33 am .- Amid the ongoing war in the Gaza Strip, the Israeli ambassador to the Holy See lauded Pope Francis’ continued calls for peace, stating that religious leaders often help two sides of a conflict foster trust.

Don't ignore rural Catholics in America, advocate exhorts

Aug 7, 2014 - 04:02 am .- An advocate for Catholics living in rural settings said it is unfortunate that this group sometimes feels like second-class citizens, and cautioned that the Church neglects them at her own peril.

Alabama governor laments judge's abortion clinic ruling

Aug 7, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Robert Bentley, Alabama's governor and a trained physician, has expressed disappointment that a law he signed last year requiring abortionists in the state to have hospital admitting privileges was  struck down by a federal judge.

Congregation for religious issues guidelines for financial management

Aug 7, 2014 - 12:04 am .- The Vatican's congregation for religious has released guidelines on the management of congregations, requiring them to adapt to international financial reporting standards and to verify that their financial operations align with their charisma.