Archive of November 11, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 11, 2014

US bishops elect new secretary, discuss health care ethics guide

Nov 11, 2014 - 08:22 pm .- The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops voted Tuesday on several committee leadership positions, also considering several liturgical proposals and moving forward with a New York canonization cause.  

The science of attraction: How the pill is changing who women want

Nov 11, 2014 - 05:02 pm .- The pill is not only causing a massive shift in who women are attracted to, but is also wreaking havoc on their bodies, men and the environment. What's more? Biochemical research can prove it, says one critic.

Minority presence in Catholic schools is a win-win, bishops say

Nov 11, 2014 - 12:47 pm .- Stressing the value of Catholic schools, leaders of the U.S. bishops called for greater outreach to underserved communities, to help them benefit from a faith-based education.  

Italian bishops' television pulls invite to trans-sexual activist

Nov 11, 2014 - 12:47 pm .- Following protests from viewers, the Italian bishops' conference-run TV station has withdrawn an invitation to a popular Italian trans-sexual and LGBT activist to take part in its prime-time show.

'Keep our faith alive,' Nigerian bishop urges in wake of bombings

Nov 11, 2014 - 12:44 pm .- The violent onslaught of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram has forced the Diocese of Maiduguri, which has suffered most from the militants, to effectively shrink to half its size according to its bishop.

With new team, Vatican ups efforts to fight clerical sex abuse

Nov 11, 2014 - 11:10 am .- Pope Francis established on Tuesday a new judicial body within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith with responsibility for dealing with clerical sex abuse, thus confirming the Holy See’s continuing response to the crisis.

You can't serve others if you're lazy or controlling, Pope says

Nov 11, 2014 - 09:34 am .- In his homily on Tuesday Pope Francis said that Jesus’ service to others has no boundaries, and warned of those who put limits on how much they give because they are lazy, or want to control the situation.

On Veteran's Day, pray for those who made the 'ultimate sacrifice'

Nov 11, 2014 - 04:01 am .- The commemoration of Veterans’ Day offers Catholics the opportunity to pray for the souls of those who have fallen and for the consolation of those wounded, says the archbishop of the U.S. armed services.

Pakistani archdiocese rejoices over return of a school from government

Nov 11, 2014 - 02:04 am .- Catholics in Lahore, the capital of Pakistan's Punjab province, are rejoicing over their government's recent decision to return a more than century-old school to the archdiocese.

Visible unity of Christians, a need for a troubled world, says Pope

Nov 11, 2014 - 12:08 am .- To act and speak as brothers, despite different confessions, in order to respond to current issue: this is the mission Pope Francis entrusted to the bishop-friends of the Focolare Movement on Friday.