Archive of September 20, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 20, 2014

Girl's Christmas letter to atheist dictator shows plea for peace

Sep 20, 2014 - 05:28 pm .- A little girl’s Christmas letter asking Albanian dictator Enver Hoxha to pray for peace, not knowing of his repressive and murderous atheistic rule, has been preserved in an Albanian museum exhibit dedicated to religious belief.

Filipinos unite around faith as volcano forces mass evacuations

Sep 20, 2014 - 04:04 pm .- Residents near the restive Mayon volcano in the Philippines are turning to prayer as the mountain begins to erupt, and the nation's Catholic charity agency is preparing to help those whose lives are disrupted.

Albania prepares for papal Mass

Sep 20, 2014 - 01:34 pm .- A Franciscan involved in the preparations for Pope Francis’ trip to Albania said that he hopes for a surprise from a Pope who has made a habit of breaking his routine to visit the sick.

Next Chicago archbishop aims to nourish faith

Sep 20, 2014 - 10:35 am .- Chicago’s Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich introduced himself to his new city on Saturday, downplaying political interpretations of his appointment and stressing the need to be attentive to God’s voice.

Weapons, low funding hinder Middle East humanitarian aid

Sep 20, 2014 - 07:53 am .- Foreign weapons and a lack of funding are among the serious challenges facing humanitarian response efforts in the Middle East, said participants at a recent conference in Rome.  

Pope Francis taps Blase Cupich to lead Chicago archdiocese

Sep 20, 2014 - 05:09 am .- Pope Francis has appointed Spokane, Wash. Bishop Blase Cupich as the new shepherd of the Archdiocese of Chicago, replacing retiring Cardinal Francis George.