Archive of September 1, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 1, 2016

Mother Teresa’s canonization portrait – and what the artist thought of her

Sep 1, 2016 - 07:07 pm .- The canonization portrait of Bl. Mother Teresa, a copy of which will hang from St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, is meant to reflect her joy and her selflessness, said the artist.  

Diocese of Lincoln sees strong turnout at first Sacred Music Clinic

Sep 1, 2016 - 04:11 pm .- The Diocese of Lincoln held its first “Sacred Music Clinic” Aug. 27 at St. Thomas Aquinas Church on the campus of the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.

Cardinal Turkson: The human person is central to care for creation

Sep 1, 2016 - 02:32 pm .- As the Catholic and Orthodox worlds unite to celebrate a day of prayer for the care of creation, the Vatican’s social justice head is offering a reminder that the human person must be at the center of efforts to better the environment.

Soros money tried to exploit Pope's US visit to influence 2016 elections

Sep 1, 2016 - 11:15 am .- Billionaire George Soros’ Open Society Foundations sought to use Pope Francis’ visit to the U.S. to influence the 2016 elections and cultivate influence within the Catholic Church, according to leaked documents attributed to the major grant makers.

In Ethiopia, Church-run small business program aims for a better tomorrow

Sep 1, 2016 - 08:35 am .- Making a living is tough in parts of Ethiopia, but a Catholic-run program aims to change that.

It is not policy to deny IUD removals, Catholic hospital clarifies

Sep 1, 2016 - 06:04 am .- A woman with a dislodged intrauterine device claims she was turned down for removal of the device at a Catholic hospital because her doctor said the procedure went against Catholic rules on contraception.

Pope Francis declares care for creation a new work of mercy

Sep 1, 2016 - 04:00 am .- On Thursday Pope Francis yet again showed his knack for surprises and his openness to “newness” by adding the care of creation to the traditional sets of both the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. v

How the Church is fighting Zika virus in the US

Sep 1, 2016 - 03:15 am .- With Zika virus reaching the continental U.S. in recent weeks, scientists are scrambling to find a cure and a vaccine. Meanwhile, the local Church is stepping up to help protect the most vulnerable populations.  

To this Christian woman, headscarves are a religious freedom issue too

Sep 1, 2016 - 12:29 am .- A devout Christian woman has said Alabama county officials violated her rights by forcing her to remove her headscarf for her driver’s license photo when she considers it part of her religious practice to cover her hair.