Archive of March 17, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 17, 2016

Spike in opioid-linked deaths demands action, Mass. bishops say

Mar 17, 2016 - 06:55 pm .- There’s a major increase in opioid-related deaths in Massachusetts – and it demands an urgent response, said the state’s Catholic bishops.

Full text of Benedict XVI's recent, rare, and lengthy interview

Mar 17, 2016 - 11:50 am .- In a recently published interview on issues of justification and faith, Benedict XVI has addressed issues of mercy and our need for forgiveness, salvation through the cross, the necessity of baptism, and the importance of sharing in Christ's redeeming love.

Francis: Hope is the 'humble virtue' that keeps us afloat in tough times

Mar 17, 2016 - 11:17 am .- In his homily Thursday, Pope Francis spoke on the essential role hope plays in the Christian life, saying that while it is a silent and humble virtue, it is what supports us in difficulty and brings us peace.

In groundbreaking move, US declares Christians among victims of ISIS genocide

Mar 17, 2016 - 08:58 am .- Secretary of State John Kerry declared Thursday that Christians, Yezidis, Shi’a Muslims, and other religious and ethnic minorities are victims of ISIS genocide.

Caritas Spain is helping more than 2,000 women leave prostitution

Mar 17, 2016 - 12:30 am .- According to a recent report from Caritas Spain, more than 2,200 women are receiving help in exiting prostitution thanks to the group’s concentrated efforts in fighting human trafficking and supporting immigrants.