Archive of January 6, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 6, 2016

Religious freedom group condemns Saudi Arabia's execution of Shi'a cleric

Jan 6, 2016 - 05:00 pm .- The U.S. chief religious freedom watchdog condemned Saudi Arabia’s Jan. 2 execution of a Shi’a Muslim cleric as a violation of religious freedom, and called for global respect for human rights.  

Should biological males play girls' sports? Nebraska bishops weigh in

Jan 6, 2016 - 06:01 am .- As the Nebraska School Activities Association (NSAA) weighs new protocol for transgender students’ participation in school activities, the Catholic bishops of Nebraska have urged respect for these persons while also upholding the safety and privacy of other students.

Pope: Humanity seeks God, and the Magi show us where to find him

Jan 6, 2016 - 04:29 am .- In a restless age when humanity fails to find the answer to their continuous searching, the Magi who go out looking for Christ only to find him in a humble stable in Bethlehem are a key example of where to turn, Pope Francis has said.

Little Sisters to Supreme Court: Don't make us pick between faith and the poor

Jan 6, 2016 - 03:47 am .- Religious sisters should not be forced to choose between caring for the poor and obeying their conscience, the Little Sisters of the Poor told the Supreme Court in a recent legal brief, adding that this is what the government is demanding of them through the HHS mandate.

Missionaries of Mercy to be sent out under the gaze of Padre Pio

Jan 6, 2016 - 12:03 am .- The body of Padre Pio will be on display for veneration at next month’s Ash Wednesday Mass in the Vatican, where a group of priests will be sent  out as “Missionaries of Mercy” for the Jubilee Year.