Archive of March 2, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 2, 2016

Pakistani diocese opens cause for Shahbaz Bhatti to be declared a martyr

Mar 2, 2016 - 04:38 pm .- Marking the fifth anniverary of the assassination of Shahbaz Bhatti on Wednesday, a Pakistani diocese has opened a process of enquiry towards declaring the late politician a martyr.

Divided bench, emotional victims – Supreme Court hears Texas abortion case

Mar 2, 2016 - 03:49 pm .- As the Supreme Court heard arguments about a Texas law requiring abortion clinics to meet higher medical standards, advocates outside the court said the regulations are about protecting women’s health.  

Pope Francis will hear confessions on Friday at St. Peter's

Mar 2, 2016 - 02:46 pm .- The office of Pontifical Liturgical Celebrations has announced that Pope Francis will hear confessions from the faithful at St. Peter’s Basilica on Friday, March 4.  

Pope Francis: The Church doesn't need 'dirty money'

Mar 2, 2016 - 10:37 am .- On Wednesday, Pope Francis issued a harsh condemnation of those who exploit others and then donate to the Church, telling them their “dirty money” isn’t wanted.

Priests can't be forced to break seal of confession, La. judge rules

Mar 2, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Louisiana law can’t force Catholic priests to violate the seal of the confessional, a judge in the state reaffirmed on Friday.

Denver-based Augustine Institute receives accreditation

Mar 2, 2016 - 12:44 am .- The Augustine Institute, a Denver-based Catholic graduate school for the laity, has announced this week that the Commission on Accrediting of Theological schools has granted it full accreditation.