Archive of October 27, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 27, 2014

Philadelphia priest placed on immediate leave following arrest

Oct 27, 2014 - 06:21 pm .- A 55-year-old priest in Philadelphia was placed on immediate administrative leave after being arrested on child pornography charges.  

Want to prevent threats like ISIS? Religious freedom key, official says

Oct 27, 2014 - 05:35 pm .- Promoting religious freedom abroad is vital for U.S. national security interests in preventing the rise of threats such as ISIS, said the chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom on Monday.  

Francis inaugurates bust of Benedict, emphasizes unity of faith, science

Oct 27, 2014 - 12:46 pm .- Addressing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Monday, Pope Francis unveiled a bust of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, lauding his predecessor, and stressed the uniqueness of humanity among the created world.  

Cardinal Parolin: Without its Christian roots, Europe won't help the world

Oct 27, 2014 - 12:12 pm .- The European Union could be significant and helpful in solving crises around the world, but its common effort should lie in its Christians roots which are somewhat forgotten, Cardinal Pietro Parolin said on Friday.

You are hurting the Church if you're lukewarm, Pope Francis warns

Oct 27, 2014 - 10:14 am .- In his homily for Mass celebrated at the Santa Marta residence Monday Pope Francis warned against the harm of “lukewarm” Christianity, calling on faithful instead to be “children of light.”

Educate, legislate, fund: three responses to Down syndrome

Oct 27, 2014 - 02:06 am .- In order to halt the abortion of babies diagnosed with Down syndrome, much must be done for education, research, and legislation to help parents choose life, a panel of experts has said.

Pope calls for end to death penalty out of respect for human dignity

Oct 27, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Pope Francis called for the abolition of capital punishment during a speech on Thursday, as well as all forms of penal punishment which violate human dignity.