Archive of September 16, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 16, 2014

Pope's Albania visit will draw from past, look to future

Sep 16, 2014 - 08:31 pm .- Pope Francis’ upcoming Albanian visit will highlight Mother Teresa, honor the martyrs of Albania’s atheistic past, and suggest the country’s potential as a model for religious coexistence.  

Defense of all persecuted believers highlighted at DC summit

Sep 16, 2014 - 06:45 pm .- Support of religious freedom for all those being persecuted was reiterated at a conference in the nation’s capital following outcry over comments made by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.).  

Cuban Church to focus on evangelization in new pastoral plan

Sep 16, 2014 - 03:40 pm .- The Church in Cuba recently unveiled its pastoral plan for 2014-2020, which will encourage the faithful to engage in evangelization and respond to the call of Pope Francis.  

Deluge of criticism after abortion funding revealed in health care law

Sep 16, 2014 - 02:02 pm .- Pro-life groups have responded forcefully to a new report finding that despite promises from President Barack Obama, more than 1,000 health care plans under the Affordable Care Act cover abortion.  

God's path is closeness and compassion, Pope preaches

Sep 16, 2014 - 12:06 pm .- Pope Francis on Tuesday focused on the importance of giving hope to the world by imitating Jesus Christ’s closeness to God’s people.  

First parish dedicated to John Paul II in Chinese-speaking world

Sep 16, 2014 - 09:49 am .- The Diocese of Kaohsiung in Taiwan has become the first in the Chinese-speaking world to have a parish dedicated to St. John Paul II, where a first-class relic of the Polish saint’s blood is kept.  

Meeting of Families document offers global perspective

Sep 16, 2014 - 04:31 am .- The preparatory catechesis document for the 2015 World Meeting of Families is a “wonderful” work that addresses Catholic family issues from a global context, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia said.  

Death toll rises in Central African violence

Sep 16, 2014 - 02:28 am .- Thousands more people have died in ongoing violence in the Central African Republic since December, and many more of the dead may never be counted, new estimates suggest.  

Leeds' new bishop: 'I have longed and longed to be with you'

Sep 16, 2014 - 12:15 am .- Msgr. Marcus Stock, who was appointed Monday as Bishop of Leeds, England, has said in a message to his new flock that his motto as a bishop will be taken from Christ's words at the Last Supper, “I have longed and longed to be with you.”