Archive of May 3, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 3, 2016

Mercy, peace, joy to be focus of Courage apostolate's 2016 conference

May 3, 2016 - 10:02 pm .- The Courage apostolate to those with same-sex attraction will hold its 29th annual conference this July at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

A pilgrimage for the poor to close out the Year of Mercy with Pope Francis

May 3, 2016 - 04:48 pm .- Thousands of poor and excluded men and women from across Europe will be given a once in a lifetime opportunity this November: a chance to celebrate the Jubilee Year of Mercy in Rome with Pope Francis.

Nigerian bishop warns against embracing violence after attack by herdsmen

May 3, 2016 - 04:06 pm .- While the Diocese of Nsukka in southeastern Nigeria is still searching for answers following the massacre of dozens of Christians, Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike Onah has urged locals to embrace peace even in the face of such “persistent provocation.”

Pope Francis' May prayer intention: honor the dignity of women

May 3, 2016 - 11:48 am .- In his May prayer video Pope Francis issued a global petition that women in all countries would be respected and valued, asking rhetorically if the mere recognition of their role is enough, or if more can be done.

Vatican envoy: Ukrainian refugees just want to go back home

May 3, 2016 - 06:23 am .- “I want to go back home.” This is the most common phrase uttered by internally displaced persons in Ukraine, says Msgr. Giampietro Dal Toso, Secretary of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum.  

U2's lead guitarist rocks Sistine Chapel in concert for a cure

May 3, 2016 - 03:31 am .- Lead guitarist The Edge from Irish rock band sensation U2 played “the most beautiful parish hall in the world” this weekend – the Sistine Chapel.

Nepalis show resilience one year after devastating earthquake

May 3, 2016 - 12:04 am .- Members of the international Catholic aid agency Caritas visited Nepal last week to mark the anniversary of a devastating earthquake that left millions homeless, bringing aid and a spirit of solidarity.