Archive of March 10, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 10, 2016

Don't stop believing: Missouri religious liberty bill beats filibuster

Mar 10, 2016 - 04:51 pm .- A constitutional amendment to strengthen religious freedom protections will likely go to voters after the Missouri Senate ended a 39-hour filibuster by the proposal’s foes.

Massive new report documents IS genocide of Christians in Iraq, Syria

Mar 10, 2016 - 04:45 pm .- One week before the State Department must announce if Islamic State atrocities against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria are genocide, a 278-page report has been released documenting that Christians there do face genocide.

Pope Francis approves new rules for financial oversight of saints' causes

Mar 10, 2016 - 03:47 pm .- Pope Francis has issued new guidelines for ensuring financial transparency in advancing causes of beatification and canonization, requiring both an administrator to oversee the process and annual budget checks.

Will the next nuncio to the US come from south of the border?

Mar 10, 2016 - 01:27 pm .- Since Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States, celebrated his 75th birthday Jan. 16, it is expected that his replacement will soon be named by the Holy See.

Retired Mississippi bishop dies at 89

Mar 10, 2016 - 01:19 pm .- With “a heavy heart and great sadness,” Bishop Joseph Kopacz of Jackson, Mississippi announced the death of Bishop Emeritus William R. Houck on March 9.

Why do so few Hispanics attend Catholic schools in the US?

Mar 10, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Hispanic Catholics are grossly underserved by Catholic schools in the United States, according to a new study, and this lack of participation could prove fatal to the future of the Church in the nation.

A year after riots, Baltimore leaders unite for Rome pilgrimage

Mar 10, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Nearly a year after violent riots erupted in West Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray while in police custody, religious leaders from across the city have banded together for a pilgrimage to Rome which they hope will help them to build bridges in their community.

Eucharistic procession draws nearly 2,000 at Planned Parenthood

Mar 10, 2016 - 12:19 am .- It was a powerful, solemn scene at Planned Parenthood in Stapleton, Colorado on Saturday morning as Denver Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila led some 1,800 Catholics in a Eucharistic procession seven times around the abortion clinic.