Archive of October 16, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 16, 2014

Asia Bibi's death sentence sparks outrage from Pakistan's Christians

Oct 16, 2014 - 05:29 pm .- The Lahore High Court's rejection on Thursday of Asia Bibi's appeal against her death sentence, passed by a lower court, has dismayed Christians and others in Pakistan.

Priest returning to Iraq: ISIS threatens the whole world

Oct 16, 2014 - 04:59 pm .- An Iraqi priest who has chosen to return to his city, which lies just six miles from ISIS-controlled territory, said that in the midst of an increasingly desperate situation, the help of world powers is greatly needed.

African cardinal: Pressure groups behind push to change Church teaching

Oct 16, 2014 - 04:21 pm .- Innacurate media reports about Church teaching on homosexuality published after the synod's midterm relatio are an attempt to pressure the Church to change its perennial teaching, a cardinal who is also a synod father has affirmed.

Cardinal Kasper denies statement against African bishops, journalist insists

Oct 16, 2014 - 03:34 pm .- The president emeritus of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, Cardinal Walter Kasper, denied on Thursday afternoon that he made any statements against African bishops, but audio to that effect was soon produced.

Synod's small group reports released by Vatican

Oct 16, 2014 - 02:28 pm .- After the synod’s small groups released their reports Thursday asking for a substantial rewriting of the meeting's mid-term report, the Vatican has said the synod's final report will be prepared, and voted upon on Saturday morning.

Archbishop Gomez' response to physician assisted suicide

Oct 16, 2014 - 11:18 am .- Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles voiced concern this week over the physician assisted suicide case of 29-year old Brittany Maynard, saying her story fills him with sadness.

Pope Francis: Our names are in the heart of God

Oct 16, 2014 - 04:07 am .- In his mass on Thursday Pope Francis encouraged attendees to pray to God by praising him, saying that remembering the good he has done, particularly how he created us in love, helps us to know how.

Marriage and family issues facing Catholics are not all universal

Oct 16, 2014 - 04:01 am .- The Synod on the Family has provided an opportunity for people to bring up issues concerning marriage and family life facing Catholics around the world, but as one auditor has noted, not all of those issues are the same.

Secular institutes to explore evangelization in Far East

Oct 16, 2014 - 02:06 am .- The general assembly of secular institutes in Asia, being held later this month in South Korea, is committed to finding new ways to share in the continent's evangelization.

Houston carries out 'witch hunt' on pastors opposing 'bathroom bill'

Oct 16, 2014 - 12:03 am .- City officials in Houston have filed a subpoena against local pastors over a lawsuit regarding a bill that would do away with sex-assigned restrooms.