Archive of August 18, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 18, 2016

Marian procession to mark Los Angeles' 235th birthday

Aug 18, 2016 - 08:10 pm .- Later this month, a Marian Procession and Votive Mass will help celebrate the 235th anniversary of the city of Los Angeles, California – which was named after Mary, Queen of Angels.  

It's official: Our Lady of Good Help in Wisconsin is a national shrine

Aug 18, 2016 - 06:08 pm .- In 1859, a young Belgian woman saw a bright vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary appear between two trees in one of the most unlikely places in eastern Wisconsin.

Number of German priest ordinations plummets to new low

Aug 18, 2016 - 03:15 pm .- Never before have so few Catholic priests been ordained in the Church in Germany: a total of 58 men joined the clergy in 2015, according to official figures published by the German Episcopal Conference this week.

Head Knight of Columbus takes on idea of 'pro-choice but personally opposed'

Aug 18, 2016 - 02:09 pm .- Since it was first used by Mario Cuomo in 1984, many Catholic politicians have taken up the argument that they are “personally opposed to abortion” but still “pro-choice.” The argument “has always been a poor one, but it has never made less sense than it does today,” writes Carl Anderson, CEO of the Knights of Columbus, in an opinion piece published yesterday in The Hill.

For George Soros, Ireland abortion fight may be first step against Catholic countries

Aug 18, 2016 - 05:08 am .- Wealthy abortion backers could use Ireland as a model to change pro-life laws in other Catholic countries, an apparent leaked three-year plan for George Soros’ Open Society Foundations suggests.

The fascinating (and problematic) history of athletes doping

Aug 18, 2016 - 03:02 am .- As the world's eyes are on Rio de Janeiro for last days of the 2016 Summer Olympics, the topic of performance-enhancing drugs has also jumped back into the spotlight amid several high-profile controversies.