Archive of October 2, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 2, 2014

The Synod on the Family: a look beyond the media hype

Oct 2, 2014 - 05:01 pm .- As the media centers upon the question of whether the Church will change its teaching regarding reception of the Eucharist by those living in complex situations, there is a danger that many of the other, no less significant, issues may be falling to the wayside.

Advice to new deacons: Renew your 'yes' to God every day

Oct 2, 2014 - 03:10 pm .- Cardinal Donald Wuerl ordained 43 seminarians from the Pontifical North American College in Rome as deacons, reminding them to always be open to God and to live their new ministry with joy.

Escalating Hong Kong tensions prod Catholic call for peace

Oct 2, 2014 - 12:56 pm .- The archbishop of Hong Kong has urged a peaceful solution to current pro-democracy protests happening there, encouraging both sides to refrain from violence in getting their point across.

Faith on Facebook? Author stresses need for 'digital missionaries'

Oct 2, 2014 - 12:23 pm .- Catholic presence in social media is critical in reaching out to those who are lost or distanced from the Church, said Catholic executive and media expert Scot Landry.  

Be like children – believe in your guardian angel, Pope says

Oct 2, 2014 - 07:37 am .- In his homily for the Feast of Holy Guardian Angels, Pope Francis told those gathered for daily Mass to be like children who pay attention to their “traveling companion.”

'I can't find the words to say' – Pope Francis hails surviving migrants

Oct 2, 2014 - 04:03 am .- In a private audience between Pope Francis and the survivors and family members of the 368 migrants who perished in a tragic shipwreck last fall, the pontiff asked the world to be open to those who suffer.

Cardinal Pell's secretariat continues economic reform at the Vatican

Oct 2, 2014 - 02:04 am .- The Secretariat for the Economy is developing a financial management manual which is to be the basis of budgeting and accounting operations in 2015 for Vatican agencies.

Pro-euthanasia ruling axed due to plaintiff's secret suicide

Oct 2, 2014 - 12:52 am .- A woman’s lawsuit aiming to change European law on assisted suicide has been thrown out after revelations that she had secretly committed suicide three years ago, unbeknownst even to her lawyer.