Archive of February 18, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 18, 2016

EWTN disappointed but hopeful after latest HHS mandate ruling

Feb 18, 2016 - 02:36 pm .- In a 2-1 decision delivered Feb. 18, a federal court ruled against the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) in its challenge to the federal contraception mandate.

This little girl only has half a heart, but she's full of joy for Pope Francis

Feb 18, 2016 - 02:09 pm .- Sabrina Puig is eight years old. Due to a rare condition, she only has half a heart. But when Pope Francis passed by, she ran to him.

What did Pope Francis actually say about contraception?

Feb 18, 2016 - 02:06 pm .- Despite a rush of headlines claiming Pope Francis is softening the Church's stance on contraception, a closer look at his recent remarks could suggest otherwise.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight interview from Mexico to Rome

Feb 18, 2016 - 11:00 am .- In his hour-long inflight news conference on his way from Juarez to Rome, Pope Francis touched on a wide range of hot-button topics, including immigration, pedophilia, the spread of the Zika virus and his meeting with Patriarch Kirill.

Pope Francis: Abortion is evil, not the solution to Zika virus

Feb 18, 2016 - 10:04 am .- On his return flight from Mexico, Pope Francis strongly rejected abortion as a response to the fears surrounding the Zika virus outbreak.

UPDATED: If Trump only builds walls he's not Christian, Pope Francis says

Feb 18, 2016 - 10:00 am .- During his inflight news conference en route from Juarez to Rome, Pope Francis responded to recent criticism from Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who called the Pope “political” and has threatened to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border.

Visa, Chevron, and Pepsi are exempt from the HHS mandate – but the Little Sisters aren't

Feb 18, 2016 - 06:22 am .- While Catholic nuns are required to obey health care regulations that they say violate the teachings of their faith, large corporations like ExxonMobil are exempt, a new website says.

California church fights back against mandatory abortion funding

Feb 18, 2016 - 12:37 am .- A California church is challenging a state mandate that requires elective abortion coverage in its health insurance plans.