Archive of August 30, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 30, 2016

This is Mongolia's first native priest: Father Joseph Enkh Baatar

Aug 30, 2016 - 04:47 pm .- On Sunday Mongolia witnessed the ordination of its first indigenous priest, Fr. Joseph Enkh Baatar, a 29-year-old man who represents the first fruits of 24 years of missionary work in the east Asian country.

A 'Catholic problem' for Trump? It's hard to say, actually

Aug 30, 2016 - 04:23 pm .- With some recent election polls showing Hillary Clinton with a large lead over Donald Trump among Catholics, does Trump have a “Catholic problem” as some are saying he does?

Eucharist desecrated, Missionaries of Charity assaulted in Argentina

Aug 30, 2016 - 12:49 pm .- The community of the Missionaries of Charity in Mar del Plata, Argentina, became the target of criminals late last week, as three men broke in, beat the sisters and desecrated their chapel.

Vatican encourages works of mercy through new social media campaign

Aug 30, 2016 - 10:14 am .- In honor of all “workers and volunteers of mercy,” the Vatican is encouraging those who volunteer in different service opportunities to share their testimony on social media with the hashtag #BeMercy.

Will Egypt take step towards religious freedom with new law?

Aug 30, 2016 - 06:00 am .- Christians in Egypt are hoping that a new law will make it easier for them to build churches, particularly after old laws effectively forced Christians to celebrate Mass in house churches.

Catholic and Shia Muslim leaders unite to condemn WMDs, terrorism

Aug 30, 2016 - 12:02 am .- Shia Muslim religious leaders from Iran and U.S. Catholic bishops say they have a common fight against weapons of mass destruction, terrorism, and violent religious extremism.