Archive of March 18, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 18, 2016

All-star 'Passion' musical aims to tell the Gospel story in a new key

Mar 18, 2016 - 04:57 pm .- Actor and singer Jencarlos Canela will play the role of Jesus in a live musical dramatization of The Passion on Palm Sunday. Only he’s still not sure how.

Chilean bill permitting abortion advances to Senate

Mar 18, 2016 - 03:01 pm .- Legislators in Chile's lower house of Congress on Thursday passed a bill decriminalizing abortion in limited circumstances. The bill now passes to the Senate, where analysts believe it may also pass.

These seminarians are being ordained – in a refugee camp

Mar 18, 2016 - 03:00 pm .- After their seminary in Qaraqosh was dissolved following a brutal ISIS attack in 2014, four Iraqi seminarians chose not to give up after being forced to flee, but to continue their path to the priesthood.

Filipino Catholics invited to turn off lights for Earth Hour

Mar 18, 2016 - 02:34 pm .- A Filipino cardinal has encouraged Catholics to support this year’s “Earth Hour,” a global environmental campaign that consists of switching off the lights for one hour this Saturday.

The Church is our mother, Pope Francis explains to Neocatechumenal Way

Mar 18, 2016 - 01:45 pm .- Pope Francis told members of the Neocatechumenal Way that they have received a great charism to maintain. On Friday he spoke with them about Church unity, how to engage the world, and the difference between worldly and divine glory.

'Every person is precious' – Malawi’s bishops respond to pro-abortion push

Mar 18, 2016 - 12:06 am .- Malawi’s bishops on Sunday released a pastoral statement on the Year of Mercy, Catholic social teaching, and its relevance for their country, reaffirming respect for the sanctity of life amid a pro-abortion push.