Archive of July 20, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 20, 2016

Republican Party takes anti-porn stance – but is it hypocritical?

Jul 20, 2016 - 02:14 pm .- It merited only one paragraph in the 2016 GOP platform, but the party’s stand against pornography is drawing commendation from all sides, not only conservatives and Catholics.

Pope Francis to meet Holocaust survivors during Auschwitz visit

Jul 20, 2016 - 01:49 pm .- Though rumors have been floating for some time, the Vatican confirmed that the Pope will meet with 10 Holocaust survivors during his upcoming visit to Auschwitz while in Poland for World Youth Day.

Catholic News Service places former OSV president at the helm

Jul 20, 2016 - 10:30 am .- Catholic News Service has named Greg Erlandson, former president and publisher of Our Sunday Visitor, as its new director and editor-in-chief.

Pope Francis is ready for World Youth Day – are you?

Jul 20, 2016 - 09:02 am .- Even though World Youth Day doesn't start until next week, thousands of pilgrims from throughout the world are already descending on Krakow ahead of the official event.

Doubts arise after alleged photo of Fr. Tom surfaces

Jul 20, 2016 - 06:49 am .- After a photo supposedly showing Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, who was kidnapped in Yemen in March, emerged on social media, sources close to the priest say there are strong reasons to doubt the image's authenticity.

Pope Francis marries young deaf couple at Casa Santa Marta

Jul 20, 2016 - 06:21 am .- Pope Francis does not ordinarily celebrate the Sacrament of Matrimony. But on July 9, he made an exception for a young Italian deaf couple, who were married in the chapel at his residence, Casa Santa Marta.

Baptism at sea – refugee child born during boat rescue

Jul 20, 2016 - 03:02 am .- In the midst of her stressful overseas voyage to Europe, Vivian, a very pregnant Nigerian woman who departed from the Libyan coast, ended up giving birth on the German naval ship that rescued her and her 654 companions.

Bishop Paprocki: Don't be misled, Archbishop Chaput got it right on marriage

Jul 20, 2016 - 12:04 am .- Some news reports got it wrong: Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput’s guidelines on Holy Communion and divorce-and-remarriage were “certainly correct” and in line with Pope Francis and Catholic teaching, an Illinois bishop has said.

In Malawi, Catholic leaders aim to help corporations be responsible

Jul 20, 2016 - 12:03 am .- Amid Malawi’s booming industry in mineral extraction, the country’s Catholic bishops and NGO partners hope corporations will help the wider community benefit.