Archive of February 9, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 9, 2016

A tale of Satanists and political maneuvering in Arizona

Feb 9, 2016 - 04:07 pm .- Even though the Satanists lost, they won.

Cover sinners with the blanket of mercy, Pope Francis tells priests

Feb 9, 2016 - 03:03 pm .- Pope Francis met with 650 of the 1,000 priests who've been chosen as Missionaries of Mercy, telling them to show the tenderness of God’s love to those who confess to them during the Jubilee.

Cardinal council wraps up prep work on new Vatican departments

Feb 9, 2016 - 02:33 pm .- As Pope Francis' ongoing process of reform continues to move forward, his council of advisers have finished their proposals for two new Vatican departments, which would merge several others together.

How to be a great confessor – Pope Francis' advice for priests

Feb 9, 2016 - 12:19 pm .- Priests who are good confessors must recognize their own sins in order to forgive and comfort penitents, Pope Francis said one day before the start of the Lenten season.

Young, white Americans are addicted to this (and what Catholics should do about it)

Feb 9, 2016 - 03:00 am .- When recent headlines marked a spike in drug overdoses for white, middle-class Americans, the news saddened but did not surprise Deacon Timothy Flanigan, an HIV specialist at Brown University medical school in Providence, R.I.

High-ranking American in Vatican 'humbled' by appointment as nuncio

Feb 9, 2016 - 02:07 am .- On Tuesday it was announced that Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Peter Bryan Wells, the highest ranking American in the Vatican Secretariat of State, as his new ambassador to South Africa and Botswana.