Archive of September 30, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 30, 2014

Family life requires love of God, say married synod participants

Sep 30, 2014 - 10:58 pm .- A Brazilian couple who will speak at the upcoming Synod on the Family at the Vatican said they hope to convey the necessity of realizing God’s essential role in marriage and family life.  

Exhibition of St Francis Xavier's relics preceded by catechesis

Sep 30, 2014 - 07:02 pm .- Spiritual formation and catechesis are underway to prepare for the upcoming exposition in Goa of the relics of St. Francis Xavier, the “Apostle to the Far East.”

Bishop Conley to Catholics in medicine: strive to be saints

Sep 30, 2014 - 04:52 pm .- Catholic medical professionals can lead other people to God by dedicating themselves to holiness and following the examples of saintly doctors, Bishop James D. Conley of Lincoln, Neb., said.  

Christian groups stand with diocese to protect Seal of Confession

Sep 30, 2014 - 04:44 pm .- Nearly 20 organizations, both Catholic and other denominations of Christian, have joined the Diocese of Baton Rouge in asking the Supreme Court to protect a priest from being forced to violate the Seal of Confession.  

Bishop Finn's spokesman confirms Vatican visitation

Sep 30, 2014 - 02:59 pm .- The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has confirmed that an archbishop has held a visitation on behalf of the Vatican and met with Bishop Robert Finn, but cannot talk about the reasons for the visit.

New bishop of Salford, England accepts appointment with trepidation

Sep 30, 2014 - 01:48 pm .- Bishop John Arnold, who was appointed Tuesday as Bishop of Salford, said that while the move will be a new experience for him, he will seek to serve his new Church in missionary discipleship.  

Vatican spurns UN child committee's call for changes to canon law

Sep 30, 2014 - 12:09 pm .- The Holy See has rejected the United Nations' Committtee on the Rights of the Child's call for changes to canon law, and has formally criticized the group for a “grave misunderstanding” of the Holy See's sovereignty.

Pope Francis: Don't 'overdramatize' your complaints to God

Sep 30, 2014 - 09:13 am .- In his homily on Tuesday Pope Francis said “complaining” to God in times of suffering can be a prayer, but cautioned not to exaggerate our difficulties in front of those undergoing major tragedies.

Synod at heart of papal liturgies for month of October

Sep 30, 2014 - 05:00 am .- The schedule of liturgical celebrations over which Pope Francis will preside in October is mainly booked with events surrounding the synod of bishops, which culminates with the beatification of Pope Paul VI.

Hundreds gather as pastor's Iran imprisonment reaches two years

Sep 30, 2014 - 04:02 am .- Hundreds of advocates gathered Sept. 25 in Washington, D.C., to pray for the release of American pastor Saeed Abedini, who has now been imprisoned in Iran for the past two years.

First woman appointed to a Vatican congregation joyful

Sep 30, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The first woman ever to be appointed a member of a Vatican congregation explains that “women still have much to give to the Church with their personal charisma.”

Jesuits' history shows trust in God amid trials, Pope Francis says

Sep 30, 2014 - 12:00 am .- The suppression and subsequent restoration of the Society of Jesus shows the importance of discernment and trusting in God even in tribulation, rather than relying on one’s own cunning or dwelling on one’s persecution, Pope Francis reflected on Saturday.