Archive of January 16, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 16, 2016

Indiana bill seeks to clarify religious freedom protection

Jan 16, 2016 - 04:54 pm .- A proposed law in Indiana would replace the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act with language that its advocates say is clearer in protecting religious liberty and certain other rights.

Nebraska's bishops call for reversal of transgender policy for schools sports

Jan 16, 2016 - 12:09 pm .- Nebraska’s Catholic bishops have called for the reversal of a new school athletics participation policy that would recognize gender identity, not biological sex, as a standard for student athletes.

Religious differences are a 'seed of peace', Rome's chief rabbi says

Jan 16, 2016 - 10:33 am .- Riccardo Di Segni, the chief rabbi of Rome, said Pope Francis’ visit to Rome’s major synagogue this weekend is a sign of strengthened Jewish-Catholic relations, and shows that differences in belief should be a source of peace rather than violence.

US bishops: Deporting children and families won't solve migration crisis

Jan 16, 2016 - 06:23 am .- The recent deportation raids targeting Central American immigrants will not discourage immigrants who are fleeing their countries as a last resort, the U.S. bishops said.