Archive of October 7, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 7, 2014

Annual guide offers help in finding authentic Catholic colleges

Oct 7, 2014 - 07:41 pm .- The Cardinal Newman Society’s 2015 Catholic college guide offers information about more than two dozen colleges, universities and other programs, with new features to help prospective students find a good fit.  

Franciscan priest, Christian villagers abducted by Syrian militants

Oct 7, 2014 - 04:32 pm .- Militants linked to al-Nusra Front kidnapped a Catholic parish priest and as many as 20 people from a Christian village in Syria on Sunday night.

Solidarity a virtue for businessmen too, CEO counsels

Oct 7, 2014 - 04:09 pm .- Business leaders should embrace virtues like solidarity and mutual dependence among their business partners, employees, customers and broader communities in order to bring wealth to everyone, a Catholic businessman said.  

Pope's concern for Christians in Middle East emerges at family synod

Oct 7, 2014 - 10:32 am .- In an unexpected move, Pope Francis added to the schedule of the upcoming consistory for the causes of saints a discussion on the situation of Christians in the Middle East, the Holy See spokesman announced Tuesday.

Armed guards escort Cameroon missionaries amid terror attacks

Oct 7, 2014 - 10:06 am .- Boko Haram terrorist activity spreading into Cameroon from northeastern Nigeria has caused local Catholic missionaries to increase security, but one bishop has stressed that relations with local Muslims are good.  

Pope Francis to make apostolic voyage to France in 2015

Oct 7, 2014 - 05:55 am .- In their announcement of the Pope’s schedule for his visit to the European Parliament next month, the Vatican also revealed that he intends to return to Francis in 2015 for a longer visit.

How should the Church care for same-sex attracted people?

Oct 7, 2014 - 04:08 am .- In what ways can the Church provide pastoral care for men and women of same-sex attraction that is compassionate and affirming in the faith – all the while remaining true to its teachings?

Don't expect 'sound bite solutions' from synod, US cardinal says

Oct 7, 2014 - 03:13 am .- While there will not be any quick fixes unveiled at this year’s synod, a fair amount of talk can be expected on the application of the Church’s pastoral practice, predicted Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington.  

Confront secularism with 'way of beauty,' Bishop Conley urges

Oct 7, 2014 - 12:24 am .- Evangelization will be carried out by bringing beauty to Catholic culture and liturgy, Bishop James Conley of Lincoln told a group of scholars and pastors gathered for an interdisciplinary conference.