Archive of January 7, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 7, 2016

For first time, bill to defund Planned Parenthood heads to White House

Jan 7, 2016 - 04:42 pm .- After the House of Representatives voted Wednesday to pass a budget bill blocking federal funding of Planned Parenthood, the legislation will reach President Barack Obama’s desk in a historic first for the pro-life movement.

US bishops respond to gun regulations in Texas and across nation

Jan 7, 2016 - 03:06 pm .- As United States president Barack Obama on Tuesday announced executive action to curb gun violence, the nation's bishops welcomed “reasonable efforts” at the regulation of guns and encouraged congressional action on the issue.

Vatican paper blasts Charlie Hebdo cover as 'insulting' to all faiths

Jan 7, 2016 - 10:01 am .- One year after the Charlie Hebdo massacre in Paris that left 12 dead, the Vatican daily newspaper has condemned the French satirical paper’s anniversary cover which depicts God as an armed terrorist.

Can fear be overcome? A cultural event explores the question

Jan 7, 2016 - 07:01 am .- It’s not hard to think of a myriad of reasons why people today might be afraid.

In first prayer video, Pope stresses interfaith unity: 'We are all children of God'

Jan 7, 2016 - 04:40 am .- The Pope’s first-ever video message on his monthly prayer intentions was released Tuesday, highlighting the importance of interreligious dialogue and the beliefs different faith traditions hold in common, such as the figure of God and love.

Executions in the US are falling dramatically. Why?

Jan 7, 2016 - 03:01 am .- Executions in the United States fell to the lowest number in decades in 2015, and recent Popes may have helped spur the drop in public support for capital punishment.

Solidarity is the solution to assisted suicide, California bishops say

Jan 7, 2016 - 02:19 am .- California’s Catholic bishops rallied opponents of the state’s assisted suicide law on Tuesday to continue their efforts to correct lawmakers’ “grave mistake.” Though opponents failed to collect enough signatures for a state referendum, the bishops encouraged further work to defend the vulnerable.