Archive of May 6, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 6, 2016

'You are witnesses of Christ,' Cardinal Parolin tells new Swiss Guards

May 6, 2016 - 02:57 pm .- Every year on the Anniversary of the 1527 Sack of Rome, the new recruits for the Pontifical Swiss Guard swear an oath to protect and defend the Pope, with their lives if necessary. This year 23 young men joined their peers and predecessors in making that oath.

St. Katharine Drexel's sisters announce plans to sell their motherhouse

May 6, 2016 - 10:52 am .- The Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament will sell the Pennsylvania estate that hosts their motherhouse and the tomb of their founder, St. Katharine Drexel.

Receiving Charlemagne Prize, Pope says 'I have a dream' for Europe

May 6, 2016 - 06:18 am .- As he received the prestigious Charlemagne Prize Friday, Pope Francis laid out his vision for a renewed European continent in what could easily be his own version of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I Have a Dream” speech.

Critics reject the 'eugenics mentality' of calling for abortion in Zika cases

May 6, 2016 - 06:08 am .- A number of Latin American pro-life leaders haver criticized a recent statement by the head of the Organization of American States, who is encouraging abortion access for pregnant women infected with the Zika virus.

Scientists and faith leaders agree: It's time to scale back nuclear arms

May 6, 2016 - 03:36 am .- A coalition of scientists and faith leaders has called on President Barack Obama to take “meaningful” steps to reduce the threat of “nuclear catastrophe” in light of his likely upcoming trip to Japan.

Feminist Party in Spain denounces surrogate mother fair

May 6, 2016 - 12:33 am .- The Feminist Party of Spain has filed a complaint in court over an upcoming surrogate motherhood “fair” as constituting an illegal practice in the country by promoting human trafficking.