Archive of September 5, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 5, 2014

Nun builds website to enliven children's ministry in Pacific

Sep 5, 2014 - 09:04 pm .- A religious sister from Texas who has been serving the people of Papua New Guinea since 1986 will soon complete a website to raise awareness about the Church's apostolates to children in the Melanesian nation.

Peoria, NY voice desire to advance Archbishop Sheen cause

Sep 5, 2014 - 05:14 pm .- Following the halt of Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s canonization cause, both the Diocese of Peoria and the Archdiocese of New York have expressed a desire to move forward, as the Vatican calls for dialogue between the two.  

Boston Globe's new site hopes to show that 'Catholic Church matters'

Sep 5, 2014 - 04:17 pm .- A new website launched by the Boston Globe seeks to have a wide appeal in covering “all things Catholic,” focusing on reporting about the Church rather than evangelizing or aiming solely at a Catholic readership.  

Concerns, confusion swirl over LGBT group in St. Patrick's parade

Sep 5, 2014 - 11:48 am .- A spokesman for the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade said the inclusion of an LGBT activist group in the traditionally Catholic parade was a “gesture of goodwill,” though concerns have been raised that some outside groups aim to remove the event’s Catholic character.  

Jesus brings us the 'new wine' of joy, Pope Francis says

Sep 5, 2014 - 07:03 am .- In his daily homily on Friday Pope Francis discussed how the Pharisees condemned Jesus' apostles for not fasting, saying that Jesus renews the old law and brings a new Gospel of joy.

In rare move, Pope Francis to publicly celebrate 20 marriages

Sep 5, 2014 - 05:42 am .- The Vatican has released the schedule of Pope Francis' main liturgical celebrations for the month of September, during which he will publicly perform the marriage of 20 couples.

Immigration judges: Deporting children can be a death sentence

Sep 5, 2014 - 04:19 am .- Many U.S. immigration cases are effectively life-or-death trials, and the Justice Department should not be fast-tracking deportation hearings for child migrants, said federal judges at a talk in Washington, D.C.  

US seminarians in Rome kick-off first year with softball tradition

Sep 5, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Each year, the Pontifical North American College in Rome celebrates Labor Day by pitting its second-year seminarians against the newly-arrived first years in a game of softball.

Holy See calls for action in Iraq, and UN sends a mission

Sep 5, 2014 - 12:03 am .- The Holy See on Monday urged the UN to provide humanitarian aid to Iraq during a special session of the Human Rights Council, which chose to dispatch a mission to the nation to investigate alleged violations and abuses of international human rights.