Archive of October 24, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 24, 2014

For terminally-ill seminarian, a life with suffering is not void of dignity

Oct 24, 2014 - 05:53 pm .- A seminarian is looking forward to his ordination to the diaconate this spring and the priesthood a year later, even though he was given roughly a year and a half to live back in 2008.

Pope calls Christians to be 'living stones' of the Church

Oct 24, 2014 - 04:23 pm .- In his homily for Mass at the Santa Marta residence on Oct. 24, Pope Francis reflected on the call of Christians to perpetuate unity in the Church by being “living stones” built upon the “cornerstone of Christ.”  

Two flawed candidates? Catholics mull over voting options

Oct 24, 2014 - 01:55 pm .- In an election where all political candidates hold problematic positions, Catholic voters may choose “the lesser of two evils,” cast a protest vote, or simply not vote, one U.S. bishop has advised, with pro-life groups calling for prudence in making this decision.  

Ebola survivor Nina Pham: I believe in the power of prayer

Oct 24, 2014 - 12:08 pm .- Nina Pham, a Dallas nurse who has been battling Ebola after treating a patient in Texas, has now been declared free of the disease, and gave thanks to God and all those who have prayed for her in recent weeks.  

Archbishop Chaput rejects 'false' media reports on synod comments

Oct 24, 2014 - 08:38 am .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia rejected claims that he had harshly criticized the Vatican or the recent synod, saying that he had instead been cautioning against a public image of the synod created by media reports that distort the truth.

Is a 'vocation of friendship' key to gay ministry in the Church?

Oct 24, 2014 - 04:51 am .- Recovering an understanding of friendship as a vocation could be a way for the Church to help ease spiritual problems of isolation, especially for those who are gay, said one Catholic author who is both lesbian and celibate.  

Pregnancy centers, not politics – the future of the pro-life movement

Oct 24, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Amid the chilling dark chaos of a woman’s unwanted and unexpected pregnancy, a group of pro-life Catholics try to be a light to both the mother and the unborn child.

Vatican reorganizes Montecassino, mother abbey of the Benedictines

Oct 24, 2014 - 12:36 am .- Pope Francis on Thursday appointed a new Abbot of Montecassino – the first monastery built by St. Benedict – and at the same time reduced the territory for which the new abbot is responsible.