Archive of March 31, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 31, 2016

The 'boast' of Mother Angelica was in Christ, not herself

Mar 31, 2016 - 07:33 pm .- The life of EWTN foundress Mother Angelica was a testament to St. Paul’s teaching that “God chose the weak of the world to shame the strong,” preached the celebrant of vespers at a prayer vigil offered for her repose.

Pope Francis sends vestments, financial aid to Iraqi Christians

Mar 31, 2016 - 01:05 pm .- As a sign of affection and closeness, Pope Francis has decided to send vestments used in the liturgy and a financial donation to Christian refugees in Erbil through the Catholic pastoral charity Aid to the Church in Need.

FDA's abortion pill expansion targets babies up to 10 weeks into pregnancy

Mar 31, 2016 - 12:02 pm .- The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday expanded its recommended use of the abortion drug mifepristone, drawing criticism from pro-life advocates who say it is harmful for women and their unborn babies, who may now be chemically aborted up to 10 weeks into pregnancy.

Padre Pio inspires help for homeless veterans in Maryland

Mar 31, 2016 - 11:41 am .- St. Padre Pio’s spiritual life inspired many veterans of the Second World War – and now, his example has helped inspire support for homeless veterans in Maryland.  

Pope Francis' post-synod doc to be released April 8

Mar 31, 2016 - 04:44 am .- The Vatican announced Thursday that Pope Francis’ highly anticipated post-synodal apostolic exhortation on the gifts and challenges of family life will be published April 8.

The story of a loving father who was killed for resisting the Nazis

Mar 31, 2016 - 03:04 am .- One theme unifies the stories of all the saints: Christians are never alone. Even in the most isolated circumstances, saints have a profound union with God. This principle is demonstrated by the martyrdom of Franz Jagerstatter, a father and martyr during the Nazi occupation of Austria.

Women drive peace and development, Vatican rep tells UN

Mar 31, 2016 - 12:02 am .- The Holy See paid homage to all women and girls who have selflessly served others in education, healthcare, and forming the youth and upheld the four Missionaries of Charity murdered in Yemen as an example of women with unwavering dedication to peace.