Archive of August 31, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 31, 2016

What the Church in South Sudan is doing amid a humanitarian crisis

Aug 31, 2016 - 05:01 pm .- Amid a civil war, a humanitarian crisis, and the threat of mass starvation, the Church in South Sudan is still working to bring Christ to a troubled country.

Francis welcomes peace deal in Colombia

Aug 31, 2016 - 03:39 pm .- On Wednesday Pope Francis expressed his pleasure that peace negotiations between the Colombian government and FARC rebels have been finalized, though he declined to send a representative to help select judges for a truth and justice commission.

The US has resettled 10,000 Syrian refugees in the last year

Aug 31, 2016 - 02:31 pm .- As the Obama administration announced Monday that the U.S. had met its goal of accepting 10,000 Syrian refugees in fiscal year 2016, religious freedom advocates voiced approval.

Openness to grace strengthens human reason, Pope reminds cardiologists

Aug 31, 2016 - 11:17 am .- The Church supports the work of studying God's creation in the human body and encourages the sciences in service to the weak and infirm of society, Pope Francis told cardiologists Wednesday.

Have the courage to ask for forgiveness, Pope Francis says

Aug 31, 2016 - 07:46 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis stressed the importance of having the courage to recognize our sins and ask God for forgiveness, moving forward rather than getting stuck in feelings of shame and rejection.

To help desperate refugees, Mormons and Catholics join hands

Aug 31, 2016 - 06:32 am .- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given $1.25 million in aid to Catholic refugee relief efforts.

Priest related to Princess Diana on the path to sainthood

Aug 31, 2016 - 05:33 am .- A relative of Princess Diana, Prince William and Prince Harry has moved one step closer to sainthood.  

Pope Francis creates new Vatican office for integral human development

Aug 31, 2016 - 04:00 am .- On Wednesday the Vatican announced Pope Francis’ decision to form a new mega-dicastery merging the Vatican offices for Justice and Peace, Migrants, charity and healthcare.

Mother Teresa 'radically loved her neighbor'

Aug 31, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Mother Teresa didn't try to solve all of the world's problems: she simply lived her life in radical service and love of her neighbor, expecting God to take care of the rest, said her spiritual advisor.

For Archbishop Gómez, mercy makes Christians credible

Aug 31, 2016 - 12:04 am .- Christian mercy has the power to break down the barriers of a changing world where people have forgotten the presence of God, Archbishop Jose H. Gómez of Los Angeles has said.