Archive of November 15, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of November 15, 2016

Islamist extremism is a major religious freedom threat. But not the only one.

Nov 15, 2016 - 05:30 pm .- Religious freedom is under threat worldwide from phenomena like Islamic “hyper-extremism,” but there are also other dangers, a new report from Aid to the Church in Need says.

Amid racial tensions, US bishops search for healing and peace

Nov 15, 2016 - 03:39 pm .- Race relations, racism, and violence were on the mind of the United States bishops during their fall general assembly in Baltimore.

New US bishops' leader to immigrants: We have your back

Nov 15, 2016 - 02:27 pm .- After the recent presidential election, the new president of the U.S. Bishops is adamant about standing with all vulnerable persons, including the unborn and immigrants.

Pope Francis encourages US bishops in ministry to Latinos

Nov 15, 2016 - 01:01 pm .- In a video message sent to the US bishops' plenary meeting on Tuesday, Pope Francis urged them to continue reaching out to immigrants, especially commending the upcoming fifth national “Encuentro” on Hispanic/Latino ministry.

Vatican goes green, amps up recycling efforts

Nov 15, 2016 - 11:33 am .- A year after Pope Francis released his encyclical on the environment, Laudato si', the Vatican has stepped up its efforts in the recycling game by creating a new central waste collection point within Vatican City.

DiNardo, Gómez elected new heads of US bishops

Nov 15, 2016 - 09:36 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on Tuesday elected Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston as its president, and Archbishop Jose Gómez of Los Angeles vice-president.

'Beloved' Syria's new cardinal a sign of the Pope's closeness

Nov 15, 2016 - 06:08 am .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin has said that Francis’ decision to give a red hat to the longtime papal envoy to Syria is a sign of the Pope’s closeness to the Church and people on the ground amid the country's dire situation.

Is Catholic social teaching the change voters want?

Nov 15, 2016 - 03:01 am .- American voters wanted change, says one third party presidential candidate who believes that Catholic social teaching will answer many of their desires.