Archive of August 19, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 19, 2016

It's World Humanitarian Day. Here's 5 things you should know.

Aug 19, 2016 - 05:07 pm .- Friday, August 19 is World Humanitarian Day, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly in 2008. The day “honors those, who have lost their lives in humanitarian service and those, who continue to bring assistance and relief to millions,” the U.N. has stated.

In Arab Christian's murder, some see deadly American cultural tensions

Aug 19, 2016 - 03:57 pm .- Khalid Jabara, a Lebanese-American Christian man, was killed in Tulsa, Okla. last week. His alleged assailant was a man who repeatedly harassed his family with anti-Muslim, anti-Arab language.

After decline in sales, Target tests out bathroom compromise

Aug 19, 2016 - 03:57 pm .- Amid continuing dispute over its transgender bathroom policy, the retail giant Target has denied that the controversy is linked to its decline in sales and says it will not change the policy.

What's it like to be a persecuted Christian? This exhibit shows you

Aug 19, 2016 - 03:45 pm .- A teddy bear, a diploma, a menu – items owned, achieved and touched by Christians who were brutally killed in attacks this year – are on display in an exhibit aimed at drawing people into a visceral experience of the persecuted faithful.  

Cardinal Marx faces accusations over handling of alleged abuse case

Aug 19, 2016 - 12:34 pm .- Accusations have been raised in a number of German media that Cardinal Reinhard Marx of Munich and Freising failed to remove from office a priest accused in 2006 of sexually abusing a minor.

Pope Francis to visit Assisi again for interreligious summit

Aug 19, 2016 - 10:03 am .- In September Pope Francis will make his second visit to Assisi in just two months for an interreligious summit for peace, where he will pray and meet alongside major Islamic and Orthodox leaders.

Suicide of bullied student raises questions for Catholic school

Aug 19, 2016 - 09:02 am .- The suicide of a seventh grade Catholic school student prompted outpourings of grief and prayers, amid disputed claims from his family that the school did not do enough to stop bullying.

Benedict XVI's students to discuss spiritual crisis in Europe at annual meeting

Aug 19, 2016 - 06:04 am .- The annual meeting of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI's former students will discuss Europe's spiritual crisis during their gathering later this month, according to the group's organizer.

Soldiers from six nations join Marian peace pilgrimage in Poland

Aug 19, 2016 - 06:01 am .- Representatives from the United States military joined troops from five other countries in a walk for peace in Poland last week.

Challenge to Maryland Ten Commandments statue dropped

Aug 19, 2016 - 12:17 am .- A monument of the Ten Commandments outside a Maryland courthouse is safe, after a lawsuit against it was dropped this week.