Archive of August 11, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 11, 2014

Pope sends message of joy, hope to Korea before trip

Aug 11, 2014 - 09:35 pm .- Amid preparations for his trip to South Korea, Pope Francis has sent a video message greeting the people of the country and offering special encouragement to the youth and elderly.

Religious leaders urge Obama to help minorities in Middle East

Aug 11, 2014 - 05:37 pm .- As persecution of religious minorities intensifies in Iraq, in the U.S. Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders have joined together to ask the Obama administration to work “urgently” to end religious persecution in the Middle East.

Faithful drawn by accessibility of St. Clare, basilica priest reflects

Aug 11, 2014 - 05:14 pm .- The Aug. 11 Feast of Saint Clare is an occasion for the people of Assisi to show their devotion to the beloved saint, with whom they feel a profound connection, said a local priest.

Advocates advise that First Amendment protects school choice

Aug 11, 2014 - 02:07 pm .- Faith-based schools should not be excluded from Colorado's educational choice programs, according to a brief filed by attorneys in a case which is due to be heard by the state supreme court.

Aid group blasts global apathy to early Ebola outbreak

Aug 11, 2014 - 09:45 am .- Warning that the international community neglected the initial outbreak of Ebola in West Africa, a relief agency testified before Congress about the need to take the disease seriously in order to contain it.

Pope Francis takes to Twitter in appeal for Iraqi citizens

Aug 11, 2014 - 05:55 am .- Since Friday Pope Francis has been tweeting three times a day asking faithful and parishes to both pray for those affected by violence in Iraq, as well as to offer material support.

US Catholics organize prayers for peace in Iraq

Aug 11, 2014 - 12:01 am .- Catholics in various parts of the U.S. have organized efforts to pray for peace in Iraq, especially for persecuted Christians.