Archive of August 5, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 5, 2016

At unplanned meeting, imam thanks Francis for his comments on Islam

Aug 5, 2016 - 05:09 pm .- During his visit to Assisi Thursday, Pope Francis had a brief, unscheduled meeting with the imam of Perugia, Abdel Qader Mohammed, who thanked the Roman Pontiff for his recent statement that true Islam is not a religion of violence, but of peace.

Biden gay marriage flap prompts response from Catholic bishops

Aug 5, 2016 - 04:25 pm .- Just days after United States Vice President Joe Biden officiated at a same-sex wedding ceremony, three leading bishops aimed for clarity: such actions counter Catholic teaching and aren’t a faithful witness.

Are secularists literally using Satan to drive religion out of public schools?

Aug 5, 2016 - 03:07 pm .- As activists push “After School Satan” programs for elementary school students, it is likely an underhanded tactic to remove all religious programs from public schools, one lawyer says.  

Rio de Janeiro cardinal receives, blesses Olympic torch

Aug 5, 2016 - 02:58 pm .- In the shadows of the emblematic statue of Christ the Redeemer, the Archbishop of Rio de Janeiro, Cardinal Orani Joao Tempesta, blessed the Olympic torch and wished for games of fraternity and peace.

What's it like to be a Catholic bishop in an election year?

Aug 5, 2016 - 12:25 pm .- The 2016 United States elections are a time of tension and reflection for many Americans. For Catholic bishops, it's not so different.

Youngest US track Olympian relies on God when times get tough

Aug 5, 2016 - 03:16 am .- Sydney McLaughlin has not had an easy year.