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

'How good it is for brothers to be together' – a papal history in synagogues

Jan 15, 2016 - 04:07 pm .- On Sunday Pope Francis will become the third pontiff to cross the threshold of the Major Temple in Rome, the most important and significant synagogue in the city.

The number of Christian martyrs has tripled in two years.

Jan 15, 2016 - 04:03 pm .- In 2013, there were some 2,100 Christians killed for faith-related reasons across the globe. Last year, that number rose to at least 7,100, according to a recent report from an advocacy group.

Undercover investigators dismiss Planned Parenthood lawsuit as 'frivolous'

Jan 15, 2016 - 03:30 pm .- Planned Parenthood is suing the pro-life group that released a series of undercover videos exposing its role in offering fetal tissue from aborted babies to harvesters for compensation.

Pope Francis kicks off monthly works of mercy with surprise visits

Jan 15, 2016 - 01:05 pm .- True to form, the pope of the surprise papal visit dropped by two different nursing homes in Rome unannounced on Friday. The visits kicked off the Pope’s monthly works of mercy, which he plans to do on Fridays during the Jubilee Year of Mercy.

These three Catholic inmates in Milan are making Eucharistic Hosts

Jan 15, 2016 - 12:04 am .- The penitential path for three convicted murderers in Italy includes a unique role at Mass: they make the Eucharistic hosts to be consecrated by prison chaplains, a cardinal, and perhaps one day the Pope.