Archive of August 17, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 17, 2016

Critics find a lot to doubt about Hillary Clinton's pro-religious freedom claims

Aug 17, 2016 - 05:43 pm .- Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has claimed to be a defender of religious freedom. But does it match the facts?

Olympic runner who helped fallen competitor finds inspiration in God

Aug 17, 2016 - 04:49 pm .- An Olympic runner whose sportsmanship drew headlines this week says that her faith in God helps her to find joy in her sport.  

Racism, poverty, education – a closer look at the tensions in Milwaukee

Aug 17, 2016 - 04:44 pm .- After riots last weekend in Milwaukee brought long-standing social tensions to the surface, Catholic leaders are calling for prayer first and foremost, but also action to promote justice.  

Papal pizza? Rome's homeless get a special treat from Francis

Aug 17, 2016 - 11:27 am .- As summer temperatures soar in Rome, a trip to the beach and pizza dinner may sound like an ideal way to spend an afternoon. And Pope Francis is making it happen for some of the city’s homeless residents.  

The mathematics of mercy – Pope Francis sees a lesson in Jesus' miracles

Aug 17, 2016 - 09:47 am .- Jesus’ miraculous multiplication of the loaves and fishes is a lesson for us all, Pope Francis said Wednesday.  

Holy See urges UN to protect children in armed conflict

Aug 17, 2016 - 06:03 am .- After a recent report confirmed that violence against children has increased in conflict zones, the Holy See is urging the United Nations and local governments to protect the innocent youth who are caught in the crossfire of violence around the world.

Pope taps Dallas bishop to head new Vatican department for laity

Aug 17, 2016 - 04:13 am .- Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas has been appointed the head of Francis’ new mega-dicastery for laity, family, and life – a decision that marks the second major appointment of an American to a Vatican position this summer.

Young priest whom Pope encouraged in battle against cancer dies

Aug 17, 2016 - 12:36 am .- A man of God. Someone who endured illness with faith and fortitude until the end. This is how those who knew Father Francisco Rencoret remembered him.