Archive of January 26, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of January 26, 2016

Mercy, not magic – Archdiocese of Bombay clarifies Holy Doors and the Jubilee

Jan 26, 2016 - 04:25 pm .- The Archdiocese of Bombay issued a clarification last week after WhatsApp users in Maharashtra were circulating a 'misleading' message which promoted a superstitious understanding of the Year of Mercy.

Supreme letdown for North Dakota pro-lifers as Court won't hear state's law

Jan 26, 2016 - 01:22 pm .- The Supreme Court of the United States on Monday declined to hear a case that overturned North Dakota’s limits on abortion to before a fetal heartbeat can be detected.

Religious liberty at center of Pope's meeting with Iranian president

Jan 26, 2016 - 09:28 am .- On Tuesday Pope Francis met with Iranian president Hassan Rouhani for the first time, an encounter that focused heavily on human rights, religious freedom, and an end to the spread of terrorism.

The Angel of Dachau: Pope Francis declares concentration camp priest a martyr

Jan 26, 2016 - 06:03 am .- Fr. Engelmar Unzeitig, a young priest with Czech roots serving in Germany and Austria, was arrested by the Nazis on April 21, 1941.

Pope calls for concrete acts of mercy this Lent

Jan 26, 2016 - 04:37 am .- In his 2016 Lenten message, Pope Francis called the faithful to place special emphasis on the spiritual and corporal works of mercy this Lent, taking into account the current Jubilee Year of Mercy.

Keep working for peace, US bishops urge as Middle East crises continue

Jan 26, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The multiple crises in the Middle East show the need for continued peacemaking and humanitarian efforts, the U.S. Catholic bishops have told foreign policy leaders in the Obama administration.