Archive of August 27, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 27, 2014

EWTN series to profile Catholics who 'come home'

Aug 27, 2014 - 08:02 pm .- The evangelization group Catholics Come Home is set to premiere a 13-episode television series that fosters engagement in the “New Evangelization” and interviews people who have recently returned to the Catholic faith.

No one wins by destroying each other, Jerusalem bishop says

Aug 27, 2014 - 05:20 pm .- Bishop William Shomali of Jerusalem hopes the new indefinite ceasefire in Gaza will hold, cautioning that victory cannot come from violence and that compromise is vital on both sides for it to last.

Pope Francis' Korea visit ignites movement toward unity

Aug 27, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- A South Korea-based U.S. missionary who frequently crosses the border to North Korea to bring medicine and support says that Pope Francis' visit advanced efforts to heal a divided country.

Law group defends pro-life students restricted to college 'speech zone'

Aug 27, 2014 - 01:38 pm .- A student group at the University of South Alabama is challenging the university administration after being told its pro-life display must be limited to the school’s small “speech zone.”  

Archbishop: Be vigilant against US religious freedom threats

Aug 27, 2014 - 11:48 am .- Amidst increasing violent religious persecution in the Middle East and Africa, it is vital for Christians in the U.S. to remain on guard of their own freedoms, said Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore.  

San Diego's Bishop Flores undergoing cancer treatment

Aug 27, 2014 - 10:13 am .- The Diocese of San Diego has announced that Bishop Cirilo Flores is now being treated for prostate cancer, as he continues dealing with effects of a stroke that occurred four months ago.  

Pope: division is among greatest sins of Christian communities

Aug 27, 2014 - 05:04 am .- During his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on the unity and holiness of the Church, stating that despite the fact we are sinners, we are called to live as a community centered on Christ.

Papal envoy: we must see humanity of each Iraqi refugee

Aug 27, 2014 - 04:10 am .- The international community must view suffering Iraqi refugees not as a collective group, but as individual persons, each with his or her own story and needs, the Pope’s envoy to the country encouraged.  

Full release of faith education program to help form Catholics

Aug 27, 2014 - 02:01 am .- The release of the complete adult faith formation series “Symbolon: the Catholic Faith Explained” hopes to offer a profound way of encountering the truths of the Catholic Church.  

Chilean lawmakers ask president to denounce Iraqi violence

Aug 27, 2014 - 12:42 am .- The Chilean Congress has unanimously approved a measure calling on President Michelle Bachelet to condemn “the brutal persecution” of Christians in Iraq and to ask the U.N. to take measures for a “quick solution.”