Archive of January 21, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 21, 2016

Is the March for Life still relevant?

Jan 21, 2016 - 03:02 pm .- It was an event that wasn't supposed to have anniversaries.

Scrap tires and pea gravel – Supreme Court to hear religious discrimination claim

Jan 21, 2016 - 02:46 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will review a case about a Missouri Christian pre-school which was prohibited from participating in the state’s scrap tire program because it is run by a church.

The car Pope Francis used in Philly is up for auction

Jan 21, 2016 - 02:18 pm .- The Archdiocese of Philadelphia and World Meeting of Families have announced that they have a unique way to raise money for local charities this year: auction off the car that Pope Francis used during his historic first trip to the United States.

Pope Francis celebrates Saint Agnes with blessing of lambs

Jan 21, 2016 - 10:42 am .- Pope Francis observed the feast of St. Agnes on Thursday with the time-honored custom of the blessing of lambs, whose wool will be used to make palliums, a vestment worn by metropolitan archbishops which signify their unity with the Church of Rome.

Women may now have their feet washed at Holy Thursday Mass, Pope says

Jan 21, 2016 - 10:14 am .- Pope Francis has changed the rules for the Church’s traditional foot-washing ceremony on Holy Thursday, issuing a decree allowing women to participate in what has until now been a ritual officially open only to men.

Watch this video and 'wake up' from indifference to persecuted Christians

Jan 21, 2016 - 06:04 am .- A video that shares the testimonies of people who have personally suffered the persecution of Christians in the Middle East is calling on their fellow Christians in the West to “wake up” to the grave crisis facing their brethren.

Want to see the relics of St. Maximilian Kolbe? They're in the US right now

Jan 21, 2016 - 12:09 am .- The major relics of Maximilian Kolbe, who was canonized by St. John Paul II, began an 8-month tour Jan. 15-17 in Ellicott City, Md., at the Shrine of St. Anthony. The tour started with noon Mass at the shrine.