Archive of November 18, 2014 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 18, 2014

Vatican communication reform underway, but no decisions yet

Nov 18, 2014 - 09:01 pm .- Though the Vatican's communications reform committee met last week, it is still to be seen how the committee's proposals will be incorporated within a larger reform of the Roman Curia.

New Chicago archbishop: Be authentic, leave your comfort zone

Nov 18, 2014 - 04:06 pm .- Newly installed Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich’s first public homily stressed the importance of personal witness “with joy and compassion,” purified of “anger, harshness and fear.”  

Remember the 'least of these' in spending cuts, bishops tell Congress

Nov 18, 2014 - 03:40 pm .- As the 113th Congress enters the “lame-duck” session before newly-elected members take office, the U.S. Bishops are urging that a “circle of protection” be enacted around budget programs focusing on the poor.  

How the Church can rebuild from the ashes of the sexual revolution

Nov 18, 2014 - 01:09 pm .- Faced with a destructive “new intolerance,” the greatest Christian witnesses could be the very victims of the sexual revolution that created that intolerance, Catholic author Mary Eberstadt predicted.  

Retiring Cardinal George opens up on faith, freedom and death

Nov 18, 2014 - 11:58 am .- As he enters retirement, Cardinal Francis George of Chicago noted the importance of living faith in the truth, reflecting on his time as archbishop, the approach of death, and advice for his successor, Archbishop-designate Blase Cupich.  

Pope: Christians living under false appearances are 'dead'

Nov 18, 2014 - 10:02 am .- In his homily on Tuesday, Pope Francis spoke of how we must never be content with where we are in the spiritual life, but rather must seek constant conversion.  

Lots of high fives: Philly celebrates announcement of Pope's visit

Nov 18, 2014 - 04:47 am .- Pope Francis’ official confirmation of a visit to Philadelphia in 2015 has stoked great Catholic enthusiasm and prompted hopes that a papal visit will reinvigorate the archdiocese.  

Six years later, Christians in India await justice for Kandhamal massacre

Nov 18, 2014 - 02:08 am .- Last August marked the six year anniversary of the brutal 2008 Kandhamal, Odisha massacre in India, but for Fr. Thomas Chellan, the memories have not faded.

Annulment process is no business, Roman Rota official clarifies

Nov 18, 2014 - 12:02 am .- Following a media frenzy around Pope Francis' request that the annulment process not be treated like a business, an official of the Apostolic See's court of higher instance has explained that annulment procedures are already free in most cases.