Archive of August 9, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 9, 2016

Surprise! Pope Francis visits convents on his day off

Aug 9, 2016 - 05:06 pm .- In keeping with his spontaneous personality, Pope Francis made a surprise visit Tuesday to two convents north of Rome.

Re-trial puts landmark Catholic sex abuse conviction in doubt

Aug 9, 2016 - 04:45 pm .- A landmark case involving Catholic officials’ response to sex abuse is planned for retrial May 1 of next year. The accused is a monsignor who was the first Catholic official convicted for his supervisory actions regarding a priest accused of abusing children.

Pope offers message of prayer amid violent storms in Mexico

Aug 9, 2016 - 01:03 pm .- After Tropical Storm Javier and Hurricane Earl ravaged parts of Mexico over the weekend, Pope Francis offered his prayers and closeness to all those affected by the storms.  

Japan's bishops oppose efforts to abandon pacifism in nation's constitution

Aug 9, 2016 - 11:57 am .- In the shadow of the 71st anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bombs and the end of World War II, the Japanese bishops have warned against legislative proposals they believe will cause their nation to become further entangled in world violence.

Pope sends condolences to victims of Pakistan hospital attack

Aug 9, 2016 - 04:43 am .- Pope Francis offered his condolences to those affected by the “senseless and brutal” attack against a hospital in Quetta, Pakistan, which left dozens dead and over a hundred injured.

These two game-changing Olympians are serious Catholics

Aug 9, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Simone Biles and Katie Ledecky are two of the names to know in this year's summer Olympic games in Rio.