Archive of April 13, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of April 13, 2016

Bishop shares birthday celebration with 106-year-old parishioner

Apr 13, 2016 - 05:21 pm .- As part of his birthday celebration April 1, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, R.I., had the privilege of meeting and sharing a birthday celebration with a very special woman, Claire Sharpe, who turned 106 that day.

Little Sisters lay out alternatives to HHS mandate before Supreme Court

Apr 13, 2016 - 03:26 pm .- Asked whether there are ways for the government to provide contraceptive coverage that do not require them to violate their consciences, the Little Sisters of the Poor are saying “yes.”

One diocese is collecting hundreds of First Communion outfits - here's why

Apr 13, 2016 - 06:59 am .- For many Catholic families, the day their child receives the Sacrament of First Holy Communion marks a pivotal moment in their journey of faith.

Ahead of Greece trip, Pope Francis asks for prayers

Apr 13, 2016 - 05:30 am .- With a last-minute trip to Lesbos just days away, Pope Francis remembered the refugees and residents of the Greek island during his general audience address, and asked for prayers ahead of his one-day journey.

'Astounding' – Cardinal Dolan talks about his trip to Iraq

Apr 13, 2016 - 03:01 am .- As he leaves Iraqi Kurdistan, Cardinal Timothy Dolan said what struck him most during the visit were the people’s faith and hope, despite violent persecution.

Why one bishop thinks religious freedom laws matter

Apr 13, 2016 - 12:19 am .- Mississippi’s new religious freedom law helps protect Catholic education and social services like adoption, said the Catholic Bishop of Jackson.