Archive of August 28, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 28, 2014

Catholic couple marks 25th wedding anniversary at Rimini Meeting

Aug 28, 2014 - 08:04 pm .- An Italian couple celebrating their 25th anniversary of marriage by volunteering at the Rimini Meeting, a major Catholic event, aimed to reflect the beauty of their faith and to thank God for their love.  

Australian conference seeks to strengthen parish life

Aug 28, 2014 - 06:25 pm .- A national New Evangelization conference in Australia last week worked to reinforce parishes as faith communities actively seeking to grow in discipleship.

UN intervention against ISIS would fit Pope's call, scholar suggests

Aug 28, 2014 - 05:48 pm .- The Pope’s support of international action against attacks by the Islamic State should be met with United Nations intervention, one Catholic professor said.     

Successful Okla. lawsuit could stop future black masses

Aug 28, 2014 - 04:49 pm .- A lawyer who helped recover a stolen Host that organizers of an Oklahoma City black mass intended to desecrate said that the Church’s legal victory could have far-reaching effects.

US bishops to honor 50th anniversary of civil rights milestones

Aug 28, 2014 - 12:41 pm .- The U.S. bishops are encouraging commemorations of the 50th anniversary of milestones in the African-American Civil Rights Movement, saying they should inspire further work for the common good.  

Scholars: Boko Haram caliphate claim may be inspired by ISIS

Aug 28, 2014 - 08:00 am .- The Islamist extremist group Boko Haram’s claim to have established a caliphate – or a state ruled under Islamic law – in part of Nigeria draws inspiration from ISIS insurgents and from a desire for more world attention, said experts.  

Muslim scholar decries violence: 'I am a Nazarene, too'

Aug 28, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Referring to the label “Nazarene” marked on houses of Christians in Iraq by the militant Islamic State, a Muslim scholar also called himself Nazarene in solidarity – maintaining that many people in the Muslim community are identifying with Christians as well.

Adelaide to host Australian Catholic Youth Festival 2015

Aug 28, 2014 - 12:08 am .- The Australian bishops have announced that next year's national Catholic youth festival will be held in Adelaide, the capital of the state of South Australia.  

Catholics denounce use of hashtags for 'paramilitary warfare'

Aug 28, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Reacting to an internet campaign launched by ISIS threatening the life of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, Catholic leaders stressed that evil is not the final verdict and encouraged faithful to adhere to Christ.