Archive of April 8, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 8, 2016

US bishops: don't rush in reading, interpreting Pope's 'love letter' to families

Apr 8, 2016 - 05:08 pm .- The United States bishops are welcoming Pope Francis’s new apostolic exhortation, Amoris laetitia, praising the Pope’s call for careful encouragement and support of married life and engagement with families facing challenges.

Cardinal Schönborn praises 'Amoris Laetitia' stance on gay marriage

Apr 8, 2016 - 02:02 pm .- Pope Francis' new document on love in the family is welcome particularly for its steadfast adherence to Church teaching on homosexual acts and relationships, Cardinal Christoph Schönborn of Vienna said.

Bernie Sanders, 'a big fan' of Pope Francis, to attend Vatican conference

Apr 8, 2016 - 12:25 pm .- Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont has announced that he will attend a Vatican conference on social justice and the economy just before the New York primary election on April 19.

Interpreting Amoris Laetitia 'through the lens of Catholic tradition'

Apr 8, 2016 - 11:00 am .- While some passages in Pope Francis’ new document may be unclear and open to multiple interpretations, the correct view is that which aligns with the tradition and teaching of the Church, said a synod consultor and leading expert on Catholic family studies.  

Pope Francis: Children are always gifts, even in tough circumstances

Apr 8, 2016 - 04:05 am .- Pope Francis’ latest writings on the family include a strong affirmation of the need to welcome children even in difficult circumstances.

No doctrine change from Pope Francis – but a call for better pastoral care

Apr 8, 2016 - 04:00 am .- Catholics who have divorced-and-remarried need the fullness of Church teaching. They also need a wise pastoral and community response to their difficulties that can help them grow in the Christian life, Pope Francis said on Friday in his new document on love in the family.