Archive of August 23, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 23, 2016

Fragment of Christ's Cross stolen from California church

Aug 23, 2016 - 03:41 pm .- A fragment from what is believed to be the True Cross of Christ, stolen from its home beneath a picture. It’s a story one would associate with medieval legends or a Dan Brown novel.

Reflections on Mother Teresa from her 'Apostle of the Rosary'

Aug 23, 2016 - 03:29 pm .- Women’s rights activist Reggie Littlejohn is known for her fierce work fighting forced abortion and gendercide in China, often through grilling speeches given before the U.S. Congress and the United Nations.

Don't bring back the death penalty, New Mexico bishops plead

Aug 23, 2016 - 06:34 am .- The Catholic bishops of New Mexico are speaking up against a proposal to reintroduce capital punishment in the state, saying that respect for human life must be consistent.

Pope Francis taps DC auxiliary as the new Bishop of Memphis

Aug 23, 2016 - 03:58 am .- On Tuesday the Vatican announced that Pope Francis has named Martin D. Holley, currently Auxiliary Bishop of Washington D.C. and an advocate of minority issues, as the new Bishop of Memphis, Tenn.

A look at the crisis of the Church in Germany

Aug 23, 2016 - 03:04 am .- The plummeting number of priestly vocations in the Catholic Church in Germany is raising questions about the roots of the problem, and whether the situation has been manufactured to promote non-priestly ministry.