Archive of September 25, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 25, 2014

Albanian nun tells Pope about faith amid Communist regime

Sep 25, 2014 - 09:18 pm .- Among the powerful moments on Pope Francis’ Sept. 21 trip to Albania was the Holy Father’s encounter with an 85 year-old Franciscan Stigmatine nun, who recalled witnessing to the faith in the midst of the Communist regime.  

Testimony from Albania priest moves Pope to tears

Sep 25, 2014 - 05:12 pm .- With tears in his eyes, Pope Francis gave a warm embrace to Father Ernest Troshani Simoni, 84, one of the last survivors of the terrible Communist persecution in Albania.  

Bishop, canonist: Gay unions among sins barring Communion

Sep 25, 2014 - 04:50 pm .- The denial of Holy Communion to a same-sex couple who obtained a marriage license is in line with broader Church teaching on public grave sin and the Eucharist, explained a prominent canon lawyer.  

Boko Haram still a serious threat to Nigeria, advocates warn

Sep 25, 2014 - 02:37 pm .- The militant Islamist group Boko Haram continues to pose a grave threat to Nigerian society five months after the abduction of nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls, a law expert from the country warned.

Vanity is like an onion, Pope Francis says

Sep 25, 2014 - 11:11 am .- In a colorful Thursday homily, Pope Francis highlighted the sin of vanity, saying that Christians must reject it by peeling away one layer at a time.  

Pope removes Paraguayan bishop from governance of diocese

Sep 25, 2014 - 10:25 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday removed Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano from governance of the Diocese of of Cuidad del Este, in eastern Paraguay, following an apostolic visitation of the diocese which took place in July.  

Military chaplains: God in the trenches of Ukraine

Sep 25, 2014 - 04:05 am .- Since April, Ukraine’s eastern provinces have experienced continual military confrontation between its government, and pro-Russian separatists and Russian forces, and more than 3,200 have been killed in the conflict.  

Spanish bishop: Pope says he will not change Communion rule

Sep 25, 2014 - 02:02 am .- Amid widespread reports that Pope Francis might open the door to Communion for the divorced and civilly remarried, a Spanish bishop says the Pope told him that this scenario is not possible.  

'Peace is possible,' say US bishops returning from Palestine, Israel

Sep 25, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Stressing the importance of prayer, a delegation of U.S. bishops returning from a peace-focused pilgrimage to Palestine and Israel said peace in the region is possible “because God is our hope.”