Archive of July 30, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 30, 2016

This young postulant says 'don't be afraid' of God's calling

Jul 30, 2016 - 04:02 pm .- Many things happen during World Youth Day. Young people from all over the world travel to meet the Pope, they meet peers with whom they can share their faith, many have personal conversions and many even discover their vocations.

Pope Francis tells 1.6 million young people to avoid 'sofa happiness'

Jul 30, 2016 - 12:30 pm .- Pope Francis challenged massive crowds of young people at World Youth Day's final vigil to step away from the “sofa” of comfort and convenience, and respond to Christ's call to transform a suffering world.

Pope makes unexpected stop at Franciscan monastery

Jul 30, 2016 - 11:26 am .- Before heading to an evening prayer vigil with youth, Pope Francis made an unannounced stop at a Franciscan monastery housing the relics of two martyrs, where he prayed for peace and an end to violence.

God prefers us weak, Pope Francis says off-the-cuff to youth

Jul 30, 2016 - 09:28 am .- The weaker we are, the more God's mercy can transform our lives. Pope Francis made these impromptu remarks on Saturday to crowds of young people gathered outside of Krakow’s St. John Paul II shrine.

Pope to priests and religious: Don't be content with mediocrity

Jul 30, 2016 - 04:24 am .- During Mass celebrated at the shrine of St. John Paul II in Krakow, Pope Francis challenged the priests, religious, and seminarians present in the congregation, saying true disciples are not content with mediocrity, but rather they rejoice in the mission of evangelization.

Are young Catholics cynical about politics? Nope, Cardinal Dolan says

Jul 30, 2016 - 03:02 am .- With political discourse taking a turn for the nasty(er) as the U.S. presidential elections draw near, are youth disillusioned by the inflammatory, insulting remarks that have come to define this year's race?