Archive of March 4, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 4, 2016

How do you defend life? Show its beauty, Pope Francis says

Mar 4, 2016 - 04:26 pm .- Cultural trends and hardened hearts can obscure the value of human life. But true virtues, compassion and beauty are the way for Christians to overcome this, Pope Francis in a recent talk at the Vatican.

UPDATED: Four sisters dead in attack on Missionaries of Charity home in Yemen

Mar 4, 2016 - 04:09 pm .- At least 16 people are dead after two gunmen attacked a Missionaries of Charity convent and nursing home for elderly and disabled persons in Aden, the provisional capital of Yemen, on Friday.

God did not create us to remain crushed by sin, Pope says

Mar 4, 2016 - 01:35 pm .- Leading his annual penitential service on Friday, Pope Francis told attendees to stand tall and be open to forgiveness, and not to let themselves remain under the heavy burden of sin.

Vatican: the Church has been anything but indifferent to clerical abuse

Mar 4, 2016 - 10:05 am .- Vatican spokesman Fr. Federico Lombardi cautioned Friday that the recent Oscar-win for “Spotlight” and the lengthy deposition of a top Vatican official on institutional responses to clerical sex abuse could paint a false picture of how the Church has responded to the issue.

Majority in Brazil reject abortion for babies with microcephaly

Mar 4, 2016 - 12:25 am .- The majority of Brazilians are opposed to abortion in cases where the baby exhibits microcephaly, a new survey finds.

What the Church has done about sex abuse

Mar 4, 2016 - 12:08 am .- The movie Spotlight’s Best Picture win at the Academy Awards has brought renewed attention to the Catholic sex abuse scandals that broke in 2002. But while the Church’s failures are well-known, it is also true that the Catholic Church has made more progress than any other body on this issue.