Archive of January 14, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 14, 2016

How Christians in remote India came together to celebrate Christmas

Jan 14, 2016 - 09:06 pm .- In the remote foothills of India’s Patkai-Bum mountains, a Catholic parish joined Christians of various denominations to share the joy of Christmas and forge friendships to serve a common vision of harmony and peace.

Anglican leaders smack Episcopal Church over gay marriage

Jan 14, 2016 - 05:04 pm .- A meeting of national leaders of the Anglican Communion on Thursday issued a statement reprimanding the Episcopal Church, its American branch, for having allowed its clergy to perform same-sex marriages.

Child labor, sexual abuse, death - the plight of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Jan 14, 2016 - 04:16 pm .- The life of a refugee is rarely easy. But it is particularly difficult for Syrian refugees in Lebanon, most of whom cannot obtain legal status and are vulnerable to exploitation, says a new report by the group Human Rights Watch.

Pope Francis invites 2,000 homeless, migrants to circus

Jan 14, 2016 - 03:35 pm .- On Thursday afternoon the office for papal charities offered a unique charity event for Rome's marginalized: an entire circus organized especially for them.

Mexican bishop: 'El Chapo' blood money should be returned to community

Jan 14, 2016 - 12:29 pm .- Bishop Benjamin Castillo Plascencia of Celaya, Mexico praised the capture of the notorious drug lord, Joaquín Guzmán Loera, known as “El Chapo,” saying that he hopes it will lessen the extent of drug trafficking and that the cartel’s money will be returned to the local community.

Cardinal Wuerl explains why Church workers must be consistent with the Gospel

Jan 14, 2016 - 06:08 am .- Church workers have to lead people toward Catholic teaching in their public lives, not away from it, the Archbishop of Washington has said. His comments follow the firing of a part-time church cantor after his D.C.-area parish learned he was in a same-sex marriage.

Pope's message to youth: have courage to swim against the tide

Jan 14, 2016 - 05:47 am .- Pope Francis has sent a special message to the youth who will participate in the Jubilee of Boys and Girls in April, telling them the Holy Year is an opportunity to grow in holiness and mercy, so that they become Christians capable of making courageous decisions.

Could Trump's Muslim ban threaten everyone's religious freedom?

Jan 14, 2016 - 03:25 am .- A prominent proposal by GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump would ban Muslim immigrants from entering the U.S. and would monitor mosques in the country. 

For children in conflict areas, education is a luxury

Jan 14, 2016 - 12:03 am .- Children in conflict areas desperately need an education, but violence and lack of funding finds one in four of them out of school.