Archive of November 5, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 5, 2014

Did an out-of-touch abortion stance cause Democrats to lose the Senate?

Nov 5, 2014 - 08:08 pm .- In the wake of momentous losses for U.S. Democrats on Tuesday, one group said the party’s abortion stance may be isolating voters and hindering candidates on both sides of the issue.  

Pain and growth as Archdiocese of New York reorganizes

Nov 5, 2014 - 03:38 pm .- The parishioners at Holy Innocents were relieved to hear that their parish will remain open following concerns that it might be closed in a recent parish consolidation initiative, Making All Things New.  

New norms encourage bishops in difficult situations to resign

Nov 5, 2014 - 02:41 pm .- The appreciation shown to bishops who choose to offer their resignation before the age of 75 because of illness “or other serious reasons” is the most important point in a Vatican document which went into effect on Wednesday.

At the heart of the annulment process: Justice, salvation of souls, Pope says

Nov 5, 2014 - 12:07 pm .- Pope Francis gave a brief address to canonists on Wednesday, discussing the grave importance of justice in the process of marriage annulment, and the salvation of souls above all – which is always found in justice.

Assisted suicide only serves to abandon, Vatican says of Maynard's death

Nov 5, 2014 - 11:48 am .- In comments about Brittany Maynard, the terminally ill cancer patient who took her own life, one Vatican official clarified that while we cannot judge a person, we can judge actions themselves as right or wrong.  

Pope: You make the Church 'sick' if you don't support your bishop

Nov 5, 2014 - 11:20 am .- During his weekly general audience on Wednesday Pope Francis said that a Church which does not foster communion with the bishop is unhealthy.

Christian couple reportedly burned alive, Pakistan urged to respond

Nov 5, 2014 - 04:35 am .- The reported killing of a Christian couple in Pakistan by a mob on Tuesday has sparked calls for the nation's government to protect its people, and especially its minorities.

Despite persecution, Year of Consecrated Life celebrated in Syria

Nov 5, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Despite persecution and threats faced by the Catholic faithful in Syria, religious communities in the war-torn country have continued their initiatives to proclaim the message of the Gospel.

Argentina lawmakers rebuked over abortion push for minors

Nov 5, 2014 - 12:03 am .- Pro-life organizations in Argentina are denouncing a proposal that would allow “free and legal abortion on demand,” for children as young as 14 years-old.