Archive of September 8, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 8, 2014

Founder: Catholic Studies programs help colleges fulfill call to faithfulness

Sep 8, 2014 - 06:03 pm .- University-level Catholic Studies programs are an essential response to the increasingly fragmented college experience, said the man who founded the first such program 20 years ago.  

Official prayer, image for World Meeting of Families released

Sep 8, 2014 - 04:14 pm .- The official prayer and image for the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia next year have been released to aid pilgrims in spiritual preparation for the upcoming event.  

San Diego diocese mourns death of Bishop Cirilo Flores

Sep 8, 2014 - 12:23 pm .- Bishop Cirilo Flores of San Diego passed away the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 6, at the city's Nazareth House, accompanied family and friends.  

Despite violence, rumors of Nigeria split called a false alarm

Sep 8, 2014 - 12:02 pm .- Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama spoke out in the wake of more violent attacks in Nigeria, noting that although fears are high, rumors that the country is following a similar pattern as Iraq are exaggerated.

Italian publication says it does not see ISIS violence as 'war of religion'

Sep 8, 2014 - 11:10 am .- Jesuit-run Italian newspaper La Civiltà Cattolica has clarified that it does not view ISIS violence as a 'war of religion,' although it believes the radical group sees its aggression in this manner.

God is a creator – not a magician, Pope Francis says

Sep 8, 2014 - 09:17 am .- Meditating on the feast of Mary's Nativity during his morning Mass, Pope Francis said that God is a creator who has endowed men and women with a free will and has accompanied us throughout history.

War is never inevitable: Pope Francis rues 'senseless slaughter'

Sep 8, 2014 - 05:30 am .- In a message sent to inter-religious faith leaders attending a conference on peace, Pope Francis proposed that there are always alternatives to war and urged participants to seek avenues of dialogue.