Archive of February 24, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 24, 2016

Paul VI, nuns and contraception: did Pope Francis get it right?

Feb 24, 2016 - 05:09 pm .- If Vatican watcher Sandro Magister is right, Pope Francis cited an urban legend about Blessed Paul VI’s alleged approval of contraception for nuns in exceptional wartime circumstances in the Congo.

What Archbishop Shevchuk saw in the meeting of the Pope and Patriarch Kirill

Feb 24, 2016 - 06:01 am .- What’s next for ecumenism? After the recent meeting between Pope Francis and the Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill, the head of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church has emphasized that “the first thing is to free religion from politics.”

Pope: wealth and power are good, but only when used to serve

Feb 24, 2016 - 05:06 am .- On Wednesday Pope Francis cautioned that unless wealth and power are put at the service of society, especially the poor, they risk becoming instruments of corruption, private interests and various forms of abuse.

The painful, resilient history of America's black Catholics

Feb 24, 2016 - 03:12 am .- For Fr. Stephen Thorne, Black History Month is not only a chance to remember the struggles faced by the African-American community throughout the centuries.

Why this diocese is holding a 24 hour confess-a-thon

Feb 24, 2016 - 12:04 am .- Priests will be available for confession throughout a special 24-hour period in the Diocese of Bismarck to help celebrate the Year of Mercy.