Archive of September 9, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 9, 2014

Pope prays for family of journalist executed by Islamic State

Sep 9, 2014 - 05:04 pm .- Pope Francis has offered prayerful condolences to the family of Steven Sotloff, a U.S. journalist who was executed earlier this month by militants of the Islamic State.

Promoting religious freedom is 'root' of Middle East peace

Sep 9, 2014 - 04:29 pm .- Encouraging robust religious freedom is a critical foundation for peace and stability in the Middle East, said panelists discussing the ongoing violence facing Christians in the region.  

Obama Administration moves forward in challenging Little Sisters

Sep 9, 2014 - 03:34 pm .- The Obama Administration has announced that it will continue its legal fight against the Little Sisters of the Poor over the contraception mandate, which religious liberty advocates say is still unconscionable.  

Global organization of religions proposed to counter terrorism

Sep 9, 2014 - 01:14 pm .- In a recent meeting with Pope Francis, former Israeli president Shimon Peres suggested forming an “Organization of United Relations” to counter those who use religion for terroristic aims.  

Pope Francis: Love doesn't care if you're ugly or beautiful

Sep 9, 2014 - 10:04 am .- In his homily at Mass on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke about the love of Christ for his Church, noting how in the Gospel he prayed for his disciples, chose them personally, and remained close to each.

Irish Church's new leader honored, humbled as he takes helm

Sep 9, 2014 - 08:54 am .- As Cardinal Sean Brady resigns at the customary age of 75, newly appointed Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of Ireland Eamon Martin says he is looking forward to shepherding his new flock.

Catholics in Ukrainian border diocese face suffering, uncertainty

Sep 9, 2014 - 04:55 am .- For Catholics in the southeast Ukrainian Diocese of Odessa-Simferopol, ongoing Russian control of Crimea has created serious challenges and “incredible devastation,” a local bishop said.  

Cardinals join to defend Church doctrine on divorce, remarriage

Sep 9, 2014 - 03:10 am .- Five members of the College of Cardinals have joint-authored a book defending Church doctrine regarding divorced and remarried Catholics, affirming that it is the most merciful approach.

Pope might visit Turkey, Patriarch Bartholomew in November

Sep 9, 2014 - 02:35 am .- Pope Francis may visit Turkey Nov. 29-30, strengthening the links with the Orthodox Church’s Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I and advancing their common commitment to ecumenism, peace and ecology.    

Papal blessing proceeds will soon go to poor – not shopkeepers

Sep 9, 2014 - 12:27 am .- Papal blessing certificates, often bought to mark weddings and first Communions, will soon only be available for purchase directly from the Vatican where the funds will be allocated to charity.