Archive of August 15, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 15, 2014

Pope beatifies 124 Korean martyrs, praising their witness to Christ

Aug 15, 2014 - 08:08 pm .- Pope Francis on Saturday beatified Korean martyrs Paul Yun Ji-chung and 123 companions, praising their “great sacrifices” and their call “to put Christ first.”

Interreligious leaders call for two-state solution in Holy Land

Aug 15, 2014 - 04:08 pm .- More than 30 Christian, Jewish, and Muslim leaders in the United States called for a two-state solution to the Israel-Gaza conflict in a strongly-worded statement issued on Thursday.

North Korea could soon have its first saint: Hong Yong-ho

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:31 pm .- North Korea could in time have its first canonized saint, since last year the death of the Bishop of Pyongyang, who was disappeared by the government in 1949, was formally acknowledged by the Vatican.

Youth who lunched with Pope impressed by his humility

Aug 15, 2014 - 08:26 am .- Following their lunch with Pope Francis, a Chinese and a Pakistani youth said the pontiff was like a humble father who wanted to be near them.

Chinese leaders intensify push for 'national' Christianity

Aug 15, 2014 - 08:02 am .- The Chinese government recently announced that it will increase its efforts to promote and develop a national brand of Christian theology.

Pope Francis: 'There is only one Korea'

Aug 15, 2014 - 04:50 am .- Addressing the division between North and South Korea, Pope Francis emphasized that the two are “one family,” calling for prayers of re-unification while stressing repentance and forgiveness.

Pope to Asian youth: Are you ready to say 'yes' to Christ?

Aug 15, 2014 - 04:04 am .- In an Aug. 15 meeting with Asian youth, Pope Francis emphasized the need to respond joyfully to God’s call in order to carry the hope of Christ to a world that desperately needs it.

Va. asks Supreme Court to delay same-sex marriages in Virginia

Aug 15, 2014 - 02:00 am .- Local Virginia representatives are asking the Supreme Court to uphold the definition of marriage as existing between a man and a woman following a federal Appeals Court’s decision not to postpone same sex marriages in the state.

Pope Francis to baptize father of Korean ferry disaster victim

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:42 am .- This Saturday Pope Francis will baptize 62-year-old Lee Ho-Jin, the father of one of the victims from the Sewol Ferry tragedy earlier this year in which close to 280 mostly young students were killed.

(Explicit) Planned Parenthood’s violent sex advice to minors draws criticism

Aug 15, 2014 - 12:00 am .- An undercover video showing a Planned Parenthood facility giving instruction in dangerous sexual practices to an apparently underage girl shows that the abortion provider should not be receiving taxpayer funds, a critic has said.