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

Pope Francis: Where are vocations from? An encounter with God

Oct 21, 2016 - 03:54 pm .- When it comes to promoting vocations in the Church, Pope Francis said it all begins with an encounter with God – and that pastoral ministry in the area should focus on listening to youth and being there to answer their questions.

Archbishop Chaput: Be like Mary. Punch the devil in the nose.

Oct 21, 2016 - 03:50 pm .- Catholics should look to Mary to be part of a religion that fights for truth, rather than assimilating to the popular culture, said Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia.  

Cardinal Dolan recaps Al Smith dinner: Awkward, but at least they prayed.

Oct 21, 2016 - 01:17 pm .- While presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton traded verbal jabs at the Al Smith Dinner and showed some icy awkwardness, Cardinal Timothy Dolan thought a moment of prayer was the best part of the evening.

When it comes to Venezuela, new Jesuit head 'critical' of Maduro regime

Oct 21, 2016 - 10:19 am .- A fellow Jesuit who has known Fr. Arturo Sosa for more than 50 years has said the newly elected head of the order, while not always explicitly vocal, is critical of the current socialist government in Venezuela pioneered by Hugo Chavez.

Vatican, Al-Azhar to officially resume dialogue

Oct 21, 2016 - 06:17 am .- On Friday, the Vatican announced it will be sending a representative to Egypt to set plans for the official re-launching of dialogue between the Holy See and the Al-Azhar Mosque and adjunct University, marking a seismic step in Catholic-Muslim relations.

As Philippines drug war escalates, bishops call for justice

Oct 21, 2016 - 12:02 am .- Amid President Rodrigo Duterte's fierce war against the underworld of drugs in the Philippines, the country's bishops are rallying with a pastoral appeal to end unjust violence while encouraging efforts to maintain law and order.