Archive of June 1, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 1, 2016

Archbishop Chaput clarifies 'Amoris Laetitia' committee

Jun 1, 2016 - 05:20 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia described as “misleading” an article claiming that his leadership of a working group on the Pope’s most recent document “sends a signal” regarding U.S. policy on Communion.

Horror over massive gang rape case leaves Brazil reeling

Jun 1, 2016 - 04:18 pm .- The reported gang rape of a 16-year- old girl by more than 30 men in Rio de Janeiro has sparked protests in the country – and condemnation by an official of the local archdiocese who met with the victim, and who called it “a brutal, inhuman act.”

You have my gratitude, Pope Francis tells prison chaplains

Jun 1, 2016 - 11:29 am .- Pope Francis has sent a special message to support the work of prison chaplains during the Year of Mercy.

This bishop in India is donating his kidney to save a Hindu life

Jun 1, 2016 - 11:09 am .- A Syro-Malabar Catholic bishop from the southern Indian state of Kerala has a special way to celebrate the Year of Mercy: he is donating his kidney to save a young Hindu man battling for his life.

Pope Francis: Pray to God, not to a mirror

Jun 1, 2016 - 06:59 am .- One who prays with humility and self-awareness of his or her sin speaks to God, Pope Francis said on Wednesday, whereas one who prays with arrogance and self-righteousness is speaking to a mirror.

A goodbye to 'Mama Irene,' the woman who adopted 58 kids

Jun 1, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Irene Bertoni was 18 years-old during World War II. And it was at this tumultuous time that she discovered God's vocational call for her to be a mother.

In Israel, public policy and unmet promises may put Christian schools at risk

Jun 1, 2016 - 12:03 am .- The Israeli government's policies for Christian schools and unfair education budget cuts put them at risk of collapse, the Office of Christian Schools in Israel has charged.