Archive of August 26, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 26, 2014

Outcry flares over Calif. abortion push in Catholic colleges

Aug 26, 2014 - 03:02 pm .- Amid backlash from religious liberty and education advocates, Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown's administration has ordered abortion coverage in health insurance plans for two Catholic universities.

A refreshed Benedict XVI captivates students with homily

Aug 26, 2014 - 12:31 pm .- Participants in the annual Ratzinger “schulerkreis” study group were overjoyed at seeing the retired pontiff in good health, noting that they were deeply moved by his homily on the triumph of God's love.

Pope names Philly bishop to head Toledo diocese

Aug 26, 2014 - 11:39 am .- Pope Francis on Tuesday named Auxiliary Bishop Daniel E. Thomas of Philadelphia to be the next bishop of Ohio’s Diocese of Toledo.  

Vatican spokesman: ISIS threat to Pope Francis unfounded

Aug 26, 2014 - 08:42 am .- In response to rumors that the Islamic State may be targeting Pope Francis, Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. said there is no reason for concern.

Catholic Charities helps with relief after Calif. quake

Aug 26, 2014 - 04:07 am .- The Church in northern California is helping respond to a major earthquake, which shook Napa Valley early Sunday morning, the largest earthquake to hit the area in 25 years.  

Iraqi refugees in desperate need of aid, relief worker says

Aug 26, 2014 - 02:37 am .- As summer comes to a close and colder temperatures approach, Iraqi refugees will increasingly rely upon the international community to meet their needs, an aid worker on the ground in Kurdistan said.  

Jewish leader blasts indifference to persecuted Christians

Aug 26, 2014 - 12:02 am .- The leader of the World Jewish Congress slammed global apathy to persecution of Christians in the Middle East and other parts of the world, saying more countries should be moved to action.