Archive of October 5, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 5, 2016

After Hurricane Matthew strikes Haiti, relief agencies are on the move

Oct 5, 2016 - 03:48 pm .- Hurricane Matthew caused severe damage and several deaths in Haiti, and relief workers have already started to evaluate the damage.

Nebraska better off without death penalty, Catholics say

Oct 5, 2016 - 03:35 pm .- Catholic leaders in Nebraska spoke out in favor of a vote to maintain a ban on the death penalty, calling it unnecessary and “unjustified.”

Who benefits from sports? Everyone, Pope Francis says

Oct 5, 2016 - 01:40 pm .- The beauty and joy found in sports, whether playing or watching, is something that benefits and unites everyone, regardless of religion, ethnic group, nationality, or disability, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Mark Wahlberg made a video about why he loves priests

Oct 5, 2016 - 12:07 pm .- In an online video, actor Mark Wahlberg said that he will be praying for vocations to the priesthood, which he deeply values because of the role that priests have played in his own life.

Here's what the VP candidates said about abortion last night

Oct 5, 2016 - 09:20 am .- The topic of abortion made an appearance at the vice presidential debate last night, as both candidates discussed the role of faith in their lives, and how it aligns with their political views.

The Church must be close to Caucasus nations, Pope Francis says

Oct 5, 2016 - 06:05 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis gave a recap of his recent trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan, noting how this year both nations will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their independence from the Soviet regime.

There's a new national shrine dedicated to St. Therese of Lisieux

Oct 5, 2016 - 05:41 am .- Adding to the more than 70 national shrines in the United States, the St. The?re?se Shrine in Juneau, Alaska was added by the U.S. bishops to the national list on her Oct. 1 feast day this year.

Pope Francis and China – attempts for a thaw?

Oct 5, 2016 - 03:03 am .- Improved Holy See relations with China are a major effort of this papacy, with an ongoing focus on disputes appointment of bishops and diplomatic recognition of neighboring Taiwan.

Catholic University of America releases toolkit to fight domestic violence

Oct 5, 2016 - 01:57 am .- Marking the start of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The Catholic University of America has released a toolkit to help connect victims with the resources they need.