Archive of August 22, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 22, 2014

Adjustment to HHS mandate met with initial disappointment

Aug 22, 2014 - 04:55 pm .- Religious groups have voiced concern over the latest set of suggested changes to the federal contraception mandate, while saying they will examine the proposals fully in order to give an in-depth response.  

Papal envoy: Francis donated $1 million to Iraqi refugees

Aug 22, 2014 - 01:19 pm .- Pope Francis has given $1 million as a personal contribution to help Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq who have been forced from their homes, according to his personal envoy to the country.

Obama administration announces new HHS mandate rules

Aug 22, 2014 - 10:33 am .- The Department of Health and Human Services issued on Friday new rules regarding its contraception mandate, after the Supreme Court ruled against its application to certain companies this summer.

Marquette professor recalls James Foley as 'bright light'

Aug 22, 2014 - 10:06 am .- Executed journalist James Foley was fearless in his quest to advance justice in the world, and his courage inspired many students at his alma mater, a professor at his former university reflected.

Ohio archdiocese urges 'ice bucket' funds for pro-life research center

Aug 22, 2014 - 09:35 am .- Chances are you've viewed at least one video this week of someone dumping a bucket of ice water over their head and challenging others to do the same.

Faith of Iraqi Christians called unbreakable, despite persecution

Aug 22, 2014 - 04:01 am .- Iraqi Christians' faith is not diminished, even as they face exile from their homes and profound suffering, an official with a Catholic pastoral charity has said after visiting Kurdistan, where many have taken refuge.

Knights partner with Catholic actor Gary Sinise to help veterans

Aug 22, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Actor Gary Sinise's respect and admiration for military men and women goes far beyond his role as Lieutenant Dan in the popular 1993 film, “Forrest Gump.”

Detroit mourns loss of retired cardinal Edmund Szoka

Aug 22, 2014 - 12:01 am .- Cardinal Edmund Casimir Szoka, who had served as Archbishop of Detroit and president of the Vatican City State, died of natural causes at the age of 86 at the local Providence Park Hospital.