Archive of March 15, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 15, 2016

Pro-Sikh court ruling strengthens religious exemptions in Army

Mar 15, 2016 - 10:48 pm .- A federal court has sided with a Sikh soldier working to secure a religious exemption for his beard and headwear under U.S. Army regulations. The ruling affirms that religious groups cannot be targeted because of their faith, experts said.  

This is 'wrong,' bishop tells Notre Dame for awarding Joe Biden

Mar 15, 2016 - 05:04 pm .- Vice President Joe Biden's “gravely irresponsible” rejection of Catholic teaching on abortion and marriage should disqualify him from Notre Dame's Laetare Medal, the local bishop has said.

Crux partners with Knights of Columbus

Mar 15, 2016 - 03:22 pm .- The Catholic news website Crux has announced a partnership with the Knights of Columbus, following the Boston Globe dropping its financial backing of the outlet.

Fr. Virgilio Elizondo, who died in apparent suicide, mourned

Mar 15, 2016 - 02:31 pm .- Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller of San Antonio has released a statement mourning the death of one of his priests, Father Virgilio Elizondo, who was found dead on Monday of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Sweeping vote in Utah labels porn dangerous to public health

Mar 15, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Utah's state legislature recently passed a resolution warning about the harm pornography does to individuals, families and society.

It's official – Mother Teresa will be canonized September 4

Mar 15, 2016 - 03:57 am .- After months of anticipation, the date of Mother Teresa’s canonization has finally been announced. It falls on Sept. 4, which this year will also mark a special jubilee for workers and volunteers of mercy.

Five years into the Syrian Civil War, a look at those who've fled

Mar 15, 2016 - 03:12 am .- March 15 marks five years since civil war broke out in Syria. The conflict has had devastating consequences for the people of the country, many of whom have been forced to flee.

Pope announces Palestinian as winner of international teaching prize

Mar 15, 2016 - 12:08 am .- A Palestinian school teacher on Sunday became the recipient of a US$1m international award for her work with children – and it was Pope Francis who announced the winner.