Archive of April 12, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 12, 2016

Persecution of Christians can have a polite disguise, Pope Francis warns

Apr 12, 2016 - 05:06 pm .- Pope Francis on Tuesday reflected on the “polite persecution” of Christians that takes away their freedom in the disguise of modernity and progress.

No, Pope Francis isn't saying your 'conscience' trumps doctrine

Apr 12, 2016 - 04:56 pm .- In his apostolic exhortation Amoris laetitia Pope Francis is helping priests to be better pastors, not giving individual consciences the ultimate authority to decide their spiritual state, a moral theologian and a canon lawyer both maintain.

Pope Francis' Instagram success: a model for Catholic social media?

Apr 12, 2016 - 06:46 am .- Social media can be a place for evangelization.

Pope appoints new Vatican ambassador to the US

Apr 12, 2016 - 05:42 am .- Pope Francis has appointed French-born Archbishop Christophe Pierre as the Vatican ambassador to the U.S., replacing Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Holy See press office announced Tuesday.

Being pro-life never used to mean being Republican

Apr 12, 2016 - 03:28 am .- “(W)hen it comes to issues like abortion, amnesty, and acid, I’m about as liberal as your grandmother. I don’t like the Supreme Court decision on abortion. I think it went too far.”

Christians, Muslims in Thailand gather to promote harmony and peace

Apr 12, 2016 - 12:04 am .- Catholic officials attended the inauguration of a new mosque in Bangkok earlier this week, in an effort to foster interreligious dialogue, and harmony between their communities in Thailand.