Archive of October 25, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 25, 2016

82-year-old priest attacked, robbed outside Kansas City parish

Oct 25, 2016 - 04:46 pm .- 82-year-old Fr. Tom Kearns is in the hospital recovering from an attack outside of Blessed Sacrament Church in Kansas City, Kans. on Friday.

For Pope Francis, God's kingdom doesn't grow through organization charts

Oct 25, 2016 - 02:05 pm .- The kingdom of heaven is able to grow when its members are docile to the Holy Spirit – rather than when they focus on structures and organization charts, the Pope said during his homily at Mass on Tuesday.

Proposal to close DC Metro on Sunday mornings draws outcry

Oct 25, 2016 - 01:35 pm .- A proposal to close the Washington, D.C. metro until noon on Sundays has prompted strong criticism from churches whose members rely on public transportation to attend worship services.

Vatican: Cremated bodies may not be scattered

Oct 25, 2016 - 09:44 am .- The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith released an instruction Tuesday regarding burial and cremation, reiterating the Church's teaching that cremation, while strongly discouraged, can be permissible under certain restrictions – and that scattering the ashes is forbidden.

Peruvian president consecrates nation to Sacred Heart, Immaculate Heart

Oct 25, 2016 - 06:35 am .- At the National Prayer Breakfast in Lima, Peru on Friday, the nation’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, consecrated the country, his family and himself to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

Pope Francis talks nationwide crisis in meeting with Venezuela's Maduro

Oct 25, 2016 - 05:34 am .- On Monday Pope Francis met with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, head of the country’s socialist regime, at the Vatican to discuss the dire political, social and economic situation of Venezuela and its citizens.

As drug war darkens, Filipino cardinal sheds light with rehab centers

Oct 25, 2016 - 03:02 am .- As the Philippines' controversial drug war rages on, Catholic parishes are working with local government to provide drug rehab and prevention centers to meet the needs of a growing number of recovering addicts.

With just one place to worship, Somalia is a dangerous place for Christians

Oct 25, 2016 - 12:03 am .- “Even if work has to be done silently, it is better to be here than not be here.” These are the words of Bishop Giorgio Bertin, apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Mogadishu.