Archive of August 3, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 3, 2016

Why Middle East Christians feel betrayed by the West

Aug 3, 2016 - 03:02 pm .- Religious freedom is for non-Muslims in the Middle East, too, a Syrian Catholic leader said in a strong warning about the future of the region’s Christians and about the “Machiavellian” nature of Western foreign policy.

Vatican cardinal calls Amoris Laetitia a controversial document

Aug 3, 2016 - 12:04 pm .- Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation of Bishops, said in Toronto that Pope Francis’ apostolic exhortation on the family, Amoris Laetitia, is a controversial document, but that it has not introduced any change to existing Catholic doctrine.

What Pope Francis has to say to this year's Olympic athletes

Aug 3, 2016 - 09:30 am .- Just two days before the Opening Ceremonies for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Pope Francis offered a message to those who will be competing in the international games.

Little Sisters, big courage: Nuns' religious freedom stand wins award

Aug 3, 2016 - 09:29 am .- The Little Sisters of the Poor have received the Knights of Columbus’ highest honor for their fight for religious liberty and their continued service to the elderly poor.  

Archbishop Lebrun: Father Hamel's death calls us to say 'yes' to God

Aug 3, 2016 - 06:01 am .- During Tuesday's funeral Mass for Fr. Jacques Hamel, who was killed last week by Islamic State terrorists, the Archbishop of Rouen said the priest's death urges us to respond to God in our lives.

How the Church can help bring peace to Africa

Aug 3, 2016 - 12:45 am .- Grassroots movements, local communities, and faith-based organizations – especially the Catholic Church – have an important role to play in building peace and preventing conflict in Africa, said a Holy See representative.