Archive of October 6, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 6, 2016

Federal court blocks Pence's ban on Syrian refugees in Indiana

Oct 6, 2016 - 04:20 pm .- Indiana Governor and Republican vice presidential candidate Mike Pence’s bid to keep Syrian refugees out of his state was blocked by a federal appeals court this week.

Moral theologian: Tim Kaine 'gravely wrong' to treat abortion as a personal matter

Oct 6, 2016 - 04:19 pm .- Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine was gravely wrong to say he personally opposed abortion while taking a pro-choice stance in public office, a moral theologian says.

For Pope Francis, legalism makes Christians stupid.

Oct 6, 2016 - 02:58 pm .- The Holy Spirit is the “great gift” of God the Father who helps us avoid the stupidities of a legalistic faith while leading us forward in Christian life, Pope Francis has said.

Argentine priest who denounced drug traffickers found dead

Oct 6, 2016 - 02:45 pm .- A priest in the northern Argentine city of San Miguel de Tucumán who in recent days denounced drug traffickers in his homilies was found dead in his rectory on Wednesday.

In Syria, more than one million children sign appeal for peace

Oct 6, 2016 - 01:02 pm .- This week, children at more than 2,000 schools across Syria are drawing images of peace and writing messages to the political decision-makers of the European Union and the United Nations under the motto “Peace for Children.” More than one million children are also signing a petition.

Read Donald Trump's letter to Catholic leaders

Oct 6, 2016 - 12:01 pm .- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump wrote a letter to Catholic leaders during a two-day conference in Denver this week, identifying himself as pro-life and vowing to support core values such as religious liberty and school choice.

Youth, discernment Pope's pick for next synod theme

Oct 6, 2016 - 09:00 am .- The theme for the 2018 Synod of Bishops has been released, and will focus on how to best teach the faith to young people and help them to discern God's will for their lives.

Despite hiccups, Pope Francis and Welby committed to unity

Oct 6, 2016 - 04:20 am .- Pope Francis and Anglican Primate Archbishop Welby have signed a joint-declaration emphasizing that while topics such as homosexuality and the ordination of women still constitute points of division, they are committed to working together in their pursuit of full unity.

Is this bishop right about the rosary conquering Boko Haram?

Oct 6, 2016 - 03:04 am .- Amid the apparent decline of the radical Islamist group Boko Haram, a Nigerian bishop who had a vision of Christ has repeated his belief that praying the rosary will bring victory over the group.

Catholic groups around the world break ties with fossil fuels

Oct 6, 2016 - 12:02 am .- On the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi this week, seven Catholic organizations on five continents announced they are divesting from fossil fuel companies in an effort to care for creation.