Archive of September 17, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 17, 2014

Relief workers welcome US action against Ebola

Sep 17, 2014 - 04:58 pm .- President Barack Obama’s announcement of personnel and other aid to combat the deadly Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa drew praise from relief workers involved in the region.  

Bishops praise agreement on low-income child care bill

Sep 17, 2014 - 02:41 pm .- The U.S. bishops’ conference has praised federal lawmakers for reaching an agreement to reauthorize legislation that funds child care and job training for low-income families.  

Cardinal Dolan: Ukraine 'flowing with blood,' America must speak up

Sep 17, 2014 - 01:51 pm .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York has urged U.S. Catholics to listen to the “chilling” pleas of Greek-Catholic bishops who say Ukraine is “flowing with blood” due to the Russian military’s actions.

Pope Francis uses fast-track move to canonize first Sri Lankan

Sep 17, 2014 - 09:54 am .- Blessed Joseph Vaz will soon become Sri Lanka's first saint after Pope Francis Sept. 17 advanced his cause for canonization by waiving the requirement for a second miracle.

Bishop Tobin on divorce: Changes needed in approach, not teaching

Sep 17, 2014 - 09:43 am .- The dilemma of divorced and remarried Catholics should prompt consideration of changes in the Church’s approach to annulments and the Eucharist, but without compromising Church teaching, said Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, R.I.  

True Christians aren't elitist – they generate life, Pope says

Sep 17, 2014 - 06:19 am .- At his weekly general audience Pope Francis spoke on what it means to evangelize, calling it apostolic work born of an encounter with Christ rather than lifeless efforts from the self-appointed “elect.”

Christ Our Life conferences a 'shot of holy adrenaline'

Sep 17, 2014 - 04:35 am .- The Holy Spirit's inspiration can strike at the most unexpected times - like while running on a treadmill.  

US bishops praise continuing Civil Rights movement

Sep 17, 2014 - 02:34 am .- The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was “a monumental step forward” for human dignity, but continued work is necessary to fight the “destructive influence of racism,” said the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference.