Archive of October 14, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 14, 2014

Priests in favor of 'gay marriage' spark controversy in Chile

Oct 14, 2014 - 10:48 pm .- The secular press in Chile is defending three priests who have come out in support of ‘gay marriage’ and is accusing Cardinal Ricardo Ezzati of Santiago of denouncing the priests to the Vatican.  

Violence subsides in Central African capital, but what next?

Oct 14, 2014 - 06:18 pm .- Violence has subsided in the Central African Republic’s capital of Bangui after a week of conflict, but the lack of security and an ineffective justice system are enduring problems, a relief worker in the country has said.  

Controversy prompts Vatican to clarify synod midterm

Oct 14, 2014 - 03:07 pm .- After a media frenzy and lively internal debate were both raised by the publication of the midterm relatio of the Synod of Bishops, its secretariat issued a statement clarifying its merely provisional nature.

Polish bishops join voices of concern over synod midterm

Oct 14, 2014 - 01:03 pm .- The Polish bishops' conference voiced concerns Monday over the interim report released by the Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family.

For synod auditors, God's plan for marriage best taught by living it out

Oct 14, 2014 - 12:04 pm .- The American married couple who addressed the Synod of Bishops said daily life is where they first saw God’s plan for families revealed and that they hope to equip parents to be primary educators of the faith.

Why isn't Saint Joseph patron of families yet? synod father asks

Oct 14, 2014 - 11:07 am .- The archbishop of El Salvador's capital city, who is in Rome for the Oct. 5-19 Synod on the Family, has proposed that St. Joseph be officially named patron saint of the family.

Extending an invitation: Synod prompts revamp in Church language

Oct 14, 2014 - 10:42 am .- The need to develop a new way of communicating Church teaching in contemporary society emerged in synod discussions last week, with specific emphasis given to expressions regarding life and moral issues.

Fr. Benedict Groeschel laid to rest

Oct 14, 2014 - 09:55 am .- Family and friends of the gray-habited friar Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel bid farewell to him Oct. 12 as he was laid to rest in the crypt of the Most Blessed Sacrament Friary after his funeral Mass at the Basilica Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Newark.

Is your faith wearing cosmetics? Take them off, Pope Francis says

Oct 14, 2014 - 08:37 am .- In his daily mass on Tuesday Pope Francis warned about the hypocrisy of those who do good in order to be seen, saying that true faith is practiced through acts of charity that go beyond outward rituals.

Women without wombs: New technology offers progress, warning

Oct 14, 2014 - 04:38 am .- The first successful birth to a woman who had undergone a womb transplant highlights both opportunities resulting from new technology and the need for caution, said a Catholic bioethics expert.  

What kinds of family issues are important to a Nicaraguan bishop?

Oct 14, 2014 - 02:11 am .- Gang violence, family separation and a “chauvinistic culture” that strains marriages are among the challenges facing families in parts of Latin America, said a bishop from Nicaragua.  

Regnum Christi laity begin journey to renewal

Oct 14, 2014 - 12:03 am .- North American lay members of the Legion of Christ’s apostolic movement Regnum Christi met Oct. 10-12 for their national convention in Atlanta, where they prepared to revise their laws and organizing structures.