Archive of May 2, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 2, 2016

The world became more dangerous for religious believers last year

May 2, 2016 - 04:48 pm .- The right to exercise religion came under sustained assault around the world in 2015, according to a new report from a bipartisan United States commission, affecting Christians, Muslims, Jews, among others.

Cling to divine mercy, Pope Francis urges Mercedarian Order

May 2, 2016 - 03:15 pm .- Pope Francis on Monday met with representatives of a centuries-old Marian order of priests and brothers dedicated to mercy, encouraging them to persevere in their service to the marginalized by clinging to the “strength and joy” of the Gospel.

Use your vote to protect life: a message from Northern Ireland's bishops

May 2, 2016 - 01:53 pm .- Northern Ireland’s voters should use their vote to uphold the right to life, not violate it, the Catholic bishops of the region said.

The Holy Spirit gives strength amid persecution – Pope Francis

May 2, 2016 - 09:55 am .- It is the Holy Spirit who gives Christians the ability to be witnesses of the Gospel in their daily lives, Pope Francis said Monday during Mass at the Santa Marta residence's chapel. However, with that witness comes persecution.