Archive of October 8, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 8, 2014

Holy Family the model for all families, Thai couples learn

Oct 8, 2014 - 07:04 pm .- Married couples in Thailand recently met at a workshop reflecting on pastoral challenges confronting their vocation, which emphazised the role of the Holy Family as their guide.

Catholic health sharing touted as evangelizing alternative to insurance

Oct 8, 2014 - 05:24 pm .- The first Catholic health care sharing ministry in the U.S. will promote the “Gospel of Life” in health care, leaders announced at the ministry’s Oct. 2 launch in Washington, D.C.

As violence ravages homeland, Nigerian bishop hopes in synod

Oct 8, 2014 - 04:46 pm .- Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama of Jos, Nigeria, has high hopes for the outcome of the current bishops’ synod, noting the contributions of the African Church despite extreme violence and other local struggles.  

New Jersey sister first to be beatified on US soil

Oct 8, 2014 - 09:46 am .- Michael Mencer should have been blind for 50 years by now. As a third grader, Mencer was diagnosed with juvenile macular degeneration and was given six months before he would completely lose his sight. Shortly after receiving a holy card and relic of Sister Miriam Teresa from his teacher, a sister of her order, his sight was inexplicably cured.

Pope Francis stresses again: Divisions in Church hurt Jesus

Oct 8, 2014 - 09:01 am .- Speaking to the crowds that filled Saint Peter's Square during the weekly General Audience on Oct. 8, Pope Francis repeated his consistent theme of warning against divisiveness among Christians.

Iraq has done 'absolutely nothing' for displaced Christians

Oct 8, 2014 - 04:47 am .- An Iraqi bishop whose community is hosting more than 70,000 Christians who fled violence in Mosul and its surroundings has expressed dismay at the national government in Baghdad for failing to offer assistance.  

Authors of new almanac hope to save America's Catholic heritage

Oct 8, 2014 - 02:01 am .- “Is the Catholic Church good for America?” That was the question recently posed to Americans on the streets of major cities across the United States by the nonprofit advocacy group CatholicVote.org.

Link between Solomon's Temple, Catholic churches explored

Oct 8, 2014 - 12:43 am .- A conference held last week in Colorado Springs by The Society for Catholic Liturgy brought together experts from multiple disciplines to discuss the continuity between the Jewish temple, and Catholic churches and liturgy.