Archive of October 31, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of October 31, 2016

New bishop to lead beleaguered Guam archdiocese

Oct 31, 2016 - 03:10 pm .- Pope Francis on Monday appointed Bishop Michael Byrnes as the successor to Guam's archbishop, who has been accused of sexual abuse of minors.

What's unpopular with voters? Taxpayer funding of abortion.

Oct 31, 2016 - 03:04 pm .- Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has backed an end to the Hyde Amendment, which bans most federally-funded Medicaid payments for abortion.

Election year got you down? Don't despair, Minnesota bishop urges

Oct 31, 2016 - 02:02 pm .- When Bishop Andrew Cozzens was recently filling up his gas tank, a stranger approached him and said, “Father, I hope you are praying for this country!”

Make unity a priority, Pope Francis says at Reformation anniversary

Oct 31, 2016 - 12:36 pm .- While in Sweden to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Pope Francis heard moving testimonies from both Lutherans and Catholics working to better society, giving thanks for their witness and praying for greater unity.

What will ensure the survival of Middle East Christians?

Oct 31, 2016 - 12:21 pm .- Christianity is at a crossroads in the Middle East, and only a dedicated campaign of aid and activism can help Christians survive as a merciful, forgiving leaven in the region.

With God alone Christian unity is possible, Pope says in Sweden

Oct 31, 2016 - 11:34 am .- Hours after landing in Sweden Pope Francis said that without God we can do nothing, but with him Catholics and Lutherans can work toward greater unity – not in order to forget the past, but to heal it so all Christians can be better witnesses of God’s mercy.

In joint declaration, Catholics and Lutherans emphasize unity

Oct 31, 2016 - 08:50 am .- In a joint declaration signed for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Catholic and Lutheran leaders apologized for division in the Church and pledged to work for greater unity.