Archive of October 18, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 18, 2016

The dark side of a DC bill that no one wants to talk about

Oct 18, 2016 - 05:15 pm .- Treatable depression, financial gain from a patient's death, doctors who can write a fatal prescription with little knowledge of the person it's for – all things that supporters of physician assisted suicide in the District of Columbia would perhaps prefer not to discuss.

A lesson from one of the Church's newest saints

Oct 18, 2016 - 02:46 pm .- When we find ourselves weary from the troubles of life, we can find inspiration in the heroism of one of the Church’s new saints, said Cardinal Alberto Suarez Inda of Morelia, Mexico.

Cardinals up in arms over new 'McVatican' proposal

Oct 18, 2016 - 09:27 am .- The decision to open a McDonald’s restaurant inside a Vatican property just around the corner from St. Peter’s Square has been met with harsh criticism from cardinals who live in the building.

After deadly protests, religious leaders in Ethiopia call for peace

Oct 18, 2016 - 06:32 am .- Religious leaders in Ethiopia have joined together to plea for peace amid ongoing protests that have sometimes resulted in deadly violence.

The role of Catholics in fighting police aggression

Oct 18, 2016 - 03:25 am .- C. Matthew Hawkins stood frozen with fear as the update crackled through the police car radio: the suspect in question is white and 5-feet, 7-inches tall. Hawkins, now a Catholic seminarian who happens to be 6-feet tall and black, was grateful for the news.

Syrian priest who escaped ISIS: 'our world needs a revolution against violence'

Oct 18, 2016 - 12:02 am .- Father Jacques Mourad was prior of the Mar Elian monastery, a pilgrimage centre near Al Quaryatayn, about 65 miles southeast of Homs, until he was abducted by Islamic State militants in May 2015. He managed to escape after nearly five months of captivity, yet that August the Islamic State had captured Al Quaryatayn and destroyed the monastery. The city was later liberated by Syrian forces, in April 2016.