Archive of September 26, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 26, 2014

Blessed Opus Dei bishop 'knew how to serve'

Sep 26, 2014 - 06:02 pm .- Ahead of the Sept. 27 beatification of Bishop Alvaro del Portillo, the current head of Opus Dei recalled his predecessor as a man who was “totally available” to others and saw the importance of the laity to the Church.

Paraguayan bishop obedient, but has grievance over removal

Sep 26, 2014 - 03:44 pm .- Bishop Rogelio Livieres Plano has accepted in obedience Pope Francis’ decision to remove him from governance of the Ciudad del Este diocese, though he says the action resulted from a flawed apostolic visitation and that his country is in vital need of Christian renewal.

Beatification of Opus Dei head sparks call for global generosity

Sep 26, 2014 - 01:13 pm .- To mark the impending beatification of Alvaro del Portillo, who led Opus Dei from 1975 to 1994, those attending the celebration are being invited to contribute to initiatives aimed at bringing aid and support to the people of Africa.

Benedict XVI to attend meeting with elderly this weekend

Sep 26, 2014 - 10:51 am .- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI will be present at an encounter with Pope Francis and the elderly on Sunday morning in St. Peter's Square, the Vatican announced Friday.

Life isn't Christian without a cross, Pope Francis assures

Sep 26, 2014 - 10:03 am .- Christ as Redeemer cannot be understood save through a willingness to take up the cross, said Pope Francis during his homily for Mass on Friday morning.

On 30th anniversary, Project Rachel looks to a global future

Sep 26, 2014 - 04:04 am .- After 30 years of providing post-abortion healing and support across the United States, Project Rachel is hoping to take its ministry abroad.  

At UN, cardinal condemns terrorism's use of religion

Sep 26, 2014 - 02:06 am .- Terrorism represents a “fundamental threat to our common humanity” and people of faith must condemn religion-based terrorism, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State, told the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday.

Francis highlights link between faith, God's word, biblical scholar says

Sep 26, 2014 - 12:03 am .- In a recent speech to the Italian Biblical Association, Pope Francis did not disclaim biblical studies but rather stressed the relation between faith and the scriptures, according to the group's secretary.