Archive of February 4, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 4, 2016

EU joins voices labeling ISIS actions a 'genocide'

Feb 4, 2016 - 07:24 pm .- The European Parliament on Thursday declared that genocide is taking place in the Middle East against Christians, Yazidis, and other ethnic and religious minorities, at the hands of the Islamic State.

Pope Francis surprises jubilee pilgrims in visit to Vatican departments

Feb 4, 2016 - 05:29 pm .- On Thursday the “Pope of Surprises” made an unscheduled stop at the welcoming center for pilgrims in Rome for the Jubilee of Mercy, before heading to three Vatican departments for a lengthy visit after.

Brazilian bishops reject push to expand abortion to Zika virus cases

Feb 4, 2016 - 05:10 pm .- In its first statement related to the health crisis sparked by the Zika virus, the Brazilian Conference of Catholic Bishops said that the disease is “no justification whatsoever to promote abortion.”

Bizarre details emerge as 'fake priest' gets busted in LA

Feb 4, 2016 - 04:39 pm .- For months, Erwin Mena donned vestments, called himself “Padre,” and convinced Southern California Catholics that he was a priest, police say.

From a Mexican prison, a single mother will tell Pope Francis her story

Feb 4, 2016 - 04:01 pm .- Évila Quintana Molina is a single mother in a Mexican prison. She has never spoken in public, to protect her little daughter from being teased by other children. But when she was chosen to give her testimony to Pope Francis, her eight-year-old daughter encouraged her to go ahead.

National Prayer Breakfast keynote: In a world of division, be a bridge-builder

Feb 4, 2016 - 12:59 pm .- In their keynote address at the National Prayer Breakfast, the couple behind the History Channel’s ‘The Bible’ miniseries called for efforts to unite people of different faiths, races and political beliefs.

Padre Pio's incorrupt body is in Rome – here's why

Feb 4, 2016 - 10:03 am .- The partially incorrupt body of Padre Pio has arrived to Rome for the first time ever alongside that of another friar, St. Leopold Mandi?, as a special initiative for the Jubilee of Mercy.

Archbishop Gomez: social justice needs a pro-life foundation

Feb 4, 2016 - 06:22 am .- Efforts to combat social injustice cannot forget that the right to life is foundational, Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles said at a Hispanic pro-life gathering last week.

Beyond the classroom: How one Catholic school puts care for creation into action

Feb 4, 2016 - 03:03 am .- The Chicago area didn’t get the piles of snow that much of the rest of the country did this week, to the disappointment of students and staff at Holy Family Academy.

How one Catholic college teaches students to deal with threats to religious liberty

Feb 4, 2016 - 12:04 am .- The future of religious freedom in the United States will one day be in the care of today’s college students, so one Catholic college is working to equip them for that struggle.