Archive of September 21, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of September 21, 2016

Does the Mexican priest who allegedly abused minors even exist?

Sep 21, 2016 - 04:38 pm .- After the Mexican branch of the “hacktivist” group Anonymous reported that the Archdiocese of Mexico had let off an alleged priest who confessed to having molested 30 girls, the Church in Mexico has denied that the priest even exists, calling the Anonymous report “irresponsible and malicious.”

Why Catholic thinkers say the push for contraception is stale

Sep 21, 2016 - 04:03 pm .- Modern-day imperialism. Harmful to women. A failed promise. These are the ways that leading Catholic scholars described contraception – and said the Church is right to warn against it.

How Catholics brought women's equality to a Cameroon clan

Sep 21, 2016 - 03:03 pm .- A region of Cameroon that traditionally believed women to have no value now sees them as equal to men, thanks to a lay Catholic apostolate in the area.

Former Southern Baptist to become next head of Louisiana diocese

Sep 21, 2016 - 11:46 am .- The Vatican announced Wednesday that Pope Francis has appointed Bishop David Prescott Talley, currently auxiliary bishop of Atlanta and a former Baptist, to serve as the coadjutor bishop of the Diocese of Alexandria.

Being 'merciful like the Father' isn't a slogan – it's a way of life, Pope says

Sep 21, 2016 - 08:34 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis reflected on the theme of the Jubilee of Mercy, “Merciful like the Father,” telling pilgrims that while imitating God’s love can seem impossible, it’s genuine effort, rather than quantity, that matters.

Pope Francis condemns 'inexcusable violence' in murder of Mexican priests

Sep 21, 2016 - 06:41 am .- After hearing of the murder of two priests in Mexico, Pope Francis sent a telegram to the country’s bishops condemning the violent act, offering his prayers as a sign of closeness to the community and their families affected.

Amid communist rule, a Catholic university opens in Vietnam

Sep 21, 2016 - 03:02 am .- After 40 years, the first Catholic Church-operated university opened in Vietnam since the advent of communism in the country.

What is the 'beating heart' of the Church? The Eucharist

Sep 21, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The Eucharist is the source of mercy and the beating heart of the Church, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco of Genoa has said.