Archive of October 3, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 3, 2014

Cardinal Kasper: Adultery language is offensive, insulting

Oct 3, 2014 - 08:02 pm .- In recent interviews, German Cardinal Walter Kasper suggested that while Church doctrine cannot change, it can be adapted and interpreted in different ways, and language can be softened when it is deemed offensive.

NYC, DC prayer breakfasts geared at New Evangelization

Oct 3, 2014 - 07:40 pm .- Upcoming prayer breakfasts in New York City and Washington, D.C., seek to inform and equip attendees to be active participants in the New Evangelization.  

Young men at ordination: 'I can't imagine a better way to live'

Oct 3, 2014 - 05:03 pm .- Transitional deacons ordained this week in St. Peter’s Basilica shared their experience of overwhelming joy in serving God, which stems from a life of sacrifice that’s worth giving everything to live.

Calif. abortion mandate deemed a 'flagrant violation' of civil rights

Oct 3, 2014 - 04:30 pm .- The California government “directly targeted” two Catholic universities and violated federally guaranteed civil rights by ordering their health insurance plans to cover abortions, the California Catholic Conference has charged.  

Leading US bishop: Synod to help faithful embrace Church teaching

Oct 3, 2014 - 03:49 pm .- The upcoming Synod on the Family is a chance to support and accompany Catholic families as they learn to appreciate the Church’s Scripture-based teachings on marriage and family, said the head of the U.S. bishops’ conference.  

Vatican official says synod is 'about family, not divorce'

Oct 3, 2014 - 12:50 pm .- At a press conference revealing the official working calendar for the synod of bishops, the group's secretary general said the event will take on a new flavor and shouldn't be pegged to just one issue.

Pope: Do we try to be saved on our own or through Christ?

Oct 3, 2014 - 10:52 am .- The Holy Father reflected on today’s Gospel reading from Luke 10:13-16, saying that it was the leaders of Christ’s day who “close(d) the door to God’s way of salvation.”  

Reese Witherspoon says latest film inspires with Christian hope

Oct 3, 2014 - 04:09 am .- Academy Award winner Reese Witherspoon stars in a new film about the Lost Boys of Sudan, which she says features strong Christian messages of faith in God and perseverance in the face of hardship.    

'There is no authentic and true pastoral care against doctrine'

Oct 3, 2014 - 02:15 am .- Despite media expectations for the upcoming synod of bishops, Pope Francis will make his final decisions in his legitimate role as Pope, and will certainly carry forward a line of renewal in continuity, an archbishop and historian has said.  

Don't let 'Faithful America' group silence Catholics, critic warns

Oct 3, 2014 - 12:04 am .- Internet activism sites like Faithful America, which has targeted Catholic bishops and other institutions in social media campaigns, show the need for Catholics to become media savvy and courageous in speaking out, one observer has said.