Archive of August 8, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 8, 2014

Priest from Nineveh: 'Christianity is finished in Iraq'

Aug 8, 2014 - 04:30 pm .- A priest hailing from what used to be Iraq’s largest Christian city has lamented the exodus of over 100,000 Christians from the city, many of whom are fleeing on foot with no food, money or water.

Nun who won 'The Voice Italy' renews religious vows

Aug 8, 2014 - 02:51 pm .- Ursuline Sister Cristina Scuccia, the young Italian religious who won the last season of The Voice Italy, renewed her temporary vows of poverty, chastity and obedience on July 29 at one of the congregation’s convents in Sicily.

Obama authorizes Iraq airstrikes to prevent religious genocide

Aug 8, 2014 - 10:15 am .- Late Thursday night the Obama administration announced that it has launched a military and humanitarian operation to protect both U.S. personnel and Iraqi civilians against ISIS attacks.

Pope Francis appoints personal envoy to Iraq

Aug 8, 2014 - 07:54 am .- In light of the increasingly dramatic situation of Christians in Iraq following the expansion of ISIS forces to the plain of Nineveh, Pope Francis has appointed Cardinal Fernando Filoni as his personal envoy.

Refugees fleeing violence deserve care, bishops emphasize

Aug 8, 2014 - 06:10 am .- Catholic bishops are highlighting the need to care for refugees fleeing violent situations in their homelands as the ongoing influx of unaccompanied child migrants into the U.S. continues.

Prayers urged as black mass organizer claims consecrated Host

Aug 8, 2014 - 04:07 am .- The purported use of a consecrated Host at a planned satanic black mass at an Oklahoma City civic center would be a “terrible sacrilege” that requires a prayerful response, the local archbishop emphasized.

Catholics in Melanesia celebrate gift, power of Bible

Aug 8, 2014 - 02:01 am .- Catholic faithful recently gathered in the Melanesian islands to mark “Bible Sunday” – a celebration aimed at fostering meditative reading and inspiring faith in action through Bible reading.

Church on front line against Ebola outbreak, official says

Aug 8, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The Catholic Church plays a fundamental role in responding to the worst outbreak of Ebola infections in history, a Holy See collaborator has explained.