Archive of January 12, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 12, 2016

EWTN files brief before Supreme Court in mandate challenge

Jan 12, 2016 - 08:52 pm .- As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear a religious freedom case against the federal contraception mandate, the EWTN Global Catholic Network has filed a brief with the court.  

What makes someone religious? Tax forms, apparently

Jan 12, 2016 - 03:41 pm .- Since its first introduction, the federal contraception mandate has drawn controversy, with hundreds of employers saying it forces them to violate their sincerely-held religious beliefs.   

We're wounded – that’s why we need mercy, Pope Francis says

Jan 12, 2016 - 07:40 am .- In his new book on mercy Pope Francis offers extensive reflections on the topic that has shaped much of his pontificate, getting personal about his own experiences of mercy, what it means for him, and why humanity is in such desperate need of it.

Pope Francis explains 'who am I to judge' in his new book

Jan 12, 2016 - 03:02 am .- In his new book on God's mercy, Pope Francis explains that his oft-quoted words “who am I to judge”, about a homosexual person who is searching for the Lord with a good will, is simply his reflection on Church teaching found in the catechism.

Surrogacy and the risk of forced abortion - Calif. cases bring new scrutiny

Jan 12, 2016 - 02:22 am .- Surrogate pregnancy is back in the news with two high profile cases where two different surrogate mothers of triplets rejected requests to have abortions. And one organization is responding by saying the practice is so unethical it should be banned.

Fr. Georg Ratzinger says he was unaware of sex abuse claims in German boy's choir

Jan 12, 2016 - 12:09 am .- The elder brother of retired Pope Benedict XVI said that he was unaware of any sexual abuse occurring at a choir boarding school he previously directed.