Archive of October 17, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 17, 2016

Church's fear of 'civil rights' prosecution justified, Iowa court says

Oct 17, 2016 - 04:13 pm .- A church’s lawsuit may go forward because it reasonably feared that Iowa’s strict anti-discrimination law would create legal penalties for its preaching and for having single-sex bathrooms and showers, an Iowa court has ruled.

Pope's Iraq envoy says peace stifled by lack of 'political will'

Oct 17, 2016 - 01:40 pm .- Archbishop Alberto Ortega, the Pope's Apostolic Nuncio in Iraq and Jordan, has said that in the midst of a drawn-out humanitarian crisis and ongoing feelings of mistrust and betrayal, Christians can be a sign of reconciliation where political efforts continue to fall short.

Iraqis hopeful in battle for Mosul, yet cautious of what lies ahead

Oct 17, 2016 - 11:06 am .- Hours after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced a ground offensive to retake Mosul from the clutches of Islamic State, a priest working in the thick of the country’s refugee crisis said people are happy with the advances, but unsure what the future will hold.

Francis, Benedict praise Bartholomew I as a brother in faith

Oct 17, 2016 - 10:55 am .- In their forewords to a new book about the head of the Eastern Orthodox Church Patriarch Bartholomew I, Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI praised the faith and goodness of the ecumenical patriarch.

Pope Francis to visit Italian diocese of Genoa May 27

Oct 17, 2016 - 02:37 am .- Shortly after their bishop was named the new president of the Council of Catholic Episcopal Conferences in Europe, the Archdiocese of Genoa announced that Pope Francis will make a daytrip to the city this coming spring.