Archive of March 11, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 11, 2016

In Egypt, Christians can suffer under strict laws – and a pattern of lawlessness

Mar 11, 2016 - 05:02 pm .- Four Coptic Christian teenagers face up to five years in prison after an Egyptian court found them guilty of insulting Islam, continuing a trend of blasphemy accusations in a country whose Christian minority lacks many basic social and legal protections.

Catholic news site Crux in transition as Boston Globe cuts ties

Mar 11, 2016 - 02:37 pm .- The Boston Globe has said it will no longer be running its Catholic news site Crux as of April 1. Vatican analyst and associate Crux editor John L. Allen Jr. says he hopes to continue the site with other partners.

From 'Stoning of Soraya M.' to 'Young Messiah' – a filmmaker's journey

Mar 11, 2016 - 11:51 am .- Cyrus Nowrasteh has spent his entire life caught in between cultural viewpoints. Born in the U.S., his parents moved him back to their native Iran as a boy for several years, and he was drawn to visit again as a young adult.

Last known Cristero soldier in Mexico dies at 103

Mar 11, 2016 - 05:56 am .- The last known surviving soldier of the Cristero War, Juan Daniel Macías Villegas, died last month in his home town of San Julián, Mexico. He was 103 years old. 

Pope Francis returns to Rome after a week of spiritual exercises

Mar 11, 2016 - 03:44 am .- After spending a week outside Rome reflecting on key questions in the Gospel during their annual Lenten retreat, Pope Francis and members of the Roman Curia returned to the Vatican Friday.

So, what are these 'Missionaries of Mercy' actually doing?

Mar 11, 2016 - 03:03 am .- On Ash Wednesday Pope Francis commissioned more than 1,000 priests who were sent out around the world as ambassadors of mercy.

For South Africa's bishops, the Year of Mercy is a time to heal racial division

Mar 11, 2016 - 12:04 am .- Repentance, spiritual healing, and hard conversations are necessary to respond to racism and racial divisions, the bishops of South Africa said on Monday.