Archive of February 27, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of February 27, 2016

Hope for Mexico: one bishop's reflection on the papal visit

Feb 27, 2016 - 04:09 pm .- For Bishop Oscar Cantú of Las Cruces, Pope Francis had a simple message to tell the people of Mexico: “you are not forgotten.”

Pope Francis prayed at Vatican employee's coffin before meeting new president of Argentina

Feb 27, 2016 - 10:04 am .- Before meeting with the president of Argentina Saturday, Pope Francis stopped by the funeral of Miriam Wuolou, a Vatican employee who died last week along with her unborn child, to pray and leave a bouquet of white roses.

Is a Catholic concept of mercy at the heart of true Islam?

Feb 27, 2016 - 09:23 am .- Professor Saeed Khan, an expert in Islam, has said that mercy is the core of the Muslim faith – a mercy with roots in Catholicism and which is opposed to the misguided, fundamentalist interpretations of some extremist groups. 

You can't get last rites if you plan to kill yourself, says Canadian archbishop

Feb 27, 2016 - 06:27 am .- Legal assisted suicide will soon arrive in Canada, prompting a Catholic archbishop to reflect on what the last rites mean for those who want to kill themselves.