Archive of July 26, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 26, 2019

Why one expert says communism is 'anathema to religion'

Jul 26, 2019 - 05:05 pm .- The Catholic Church’s teachings on economics and government have a tendency to frustrate anyone committed to a political ideology. The Church has condemned both unrestrained capitalism, as well as communism, socialism, and totalitarianism.

Church in Philippines rejects president's call to revive death penalty

Jul 26, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Catholic leaders in the Philippines are calling on Catholics and lawmakers to resist President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to revive the death penalty.

Colombian bishops support marches against murder of community organizers

Jul 26, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- The Colombian bishops' conference has expressed its support for Friday's national march against the murders of social work leaders, citing the sanctity of human life and urging national reconciliation.

Forest fire in Israel endangers Basilica of the Transfiguration

Jul 26, 2019 - 02:37 pm .- A forest fire in the northern region of Israel is threatening the Basilica of the Transfiguration of Christ, according to local reports.

Students say changes at Rome's JPII Institute undermine its mission

Jul 26, 2019 - 11:45 am .- More than 150 students at the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome have signed a letter saying that newly approved statutes will undermine the institute’s mission and identity.

Why do priests study philosophy?

Jul 26, 2019 - 11:38 am .- Philosophy does not teach its students the Bible. It does not teach one how to minister to a congregation. It does not teach one how to distribute the sacraments.

Benedict XVI pays a surprise visit to Castel Gandolfo

Jul 26, 2019 - 04:00 am .- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI left Vatican City Thursday to make a surprise visit to Castel Gandolfo.

Baptismal record for same-sex couples causes controversy in Colombia

Jul 26, 2019 - 12:00 am .- The recent baptism of a child raised by a same-sex couple has caused a controversy in Colombia, after a parish pastor issued a baptismal certificate indicating that the child has two mothers.