Archive of September 2, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 2, 2016

Amid Venezuela protests, Catholic Church backs recall of president

Sep 2, 2016 - 05:12 pm .- Venezuela’s government is suffering from a “chronic” hearing disorder in face of the suffering of the people, charged Archbishop Diego Padrón Sánchez of Cumaná, president of the Venezuelan bishops' conference.

Legal counsel: Religious freedom never justifies abuse

Sep 2, 2016 - 04:39 pm .- An Indiana woman who allegedly beat her 7-year-old with a coat hanger is citing religious freedom as her defense against felony abuse charges, saying her disciplinary tactics were inspired by her Evangelical Christian faith.

Key bishop: 'We don't know' if Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil is still alive

Sep 2, 2016 - 01:52 pm .- As the situation in Yemen continues to worsen, Bishop Paul Hinder on Friday requested prayers for priests, for the Missionaries of Charity, and for kidnapped priest Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil, whose situation is uncertain.

Mother Teresa once made an incognito visit to a prison in Rome

Sep 2, 2016 - 06:29 am .- Twenty-two years ago, Mother Teresa of Calcutta quietly visited the Regina Coeli prison in Rome, and now, just days before her canonization, she has “returned” for another visit, thanks to the help of technology.

The Marian Shrine of Walsingham and Christian pilgrimage

Sep 2, 2016 - 03:02 am .- For more than 950 years, pilgrims have been making their way to a small medieval village in England's Norfolk region to visit the site of a Marian apparition and what is believed to be the oldest shrine to Our Lady in the world.