Archive of June 16, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 16, 2016

How can the US counter religious extremism?

Jun 16, 2016 - 05:00 pm .- Despite secularization in some countries, “the world is becoming more religious” and the United States needs to factor this into its foreign policy, one religious freedom expert said Thursday.

Updated: Most marriages today are invalid, Pope Francis suggests

Jun 16, 2016 - 02:56 pm .- Pope Francis said Thursday that the great majority of sacramental marriages today are not valid, because couples do not enter into them with a proper understanding of permanence and commitment.

Pakistan murder shows Christians not immune from 'honor killing' custom

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:33 pm .- A teenage Christian girl in Pakistan was reportedly killed by her own brother this week in a so-called “honor killing” over her plans to marry.

You are 'artisans of wonder,' Pope Francis tells performers

Jun 16, 2016 - 10:14 am .- Pope Francis told a group of nearly 6,000 traveling performers that while their work is demanding and at times unstable, it gives them the ability to bring light to what is an often dark world.

Can the Eastern Orthodox still hold a 'pan-Orthodox Council'?

Jun 16, 2016 - 06:02 am .- While the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople maintains the “pan-Orthodox Council” scheduled to begin on Sunday will take place, the gathering is in disarray after four Eastern Orthodox Churches announced they would not be taking part.

How the Pope's visit to Auschwitz will shape World Youth Day

Jun 16, 2016 - 03:46 am .- Since the very first World Youth Day in 1986, the international Catholic event has been marked by prayer, music, and fellowship among thousands of young people eager to encounter the Pope.

Filipino bishops: Moral disagreement is no excuse for hatred, violence

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:39 am .- Encounter and dialogue are the proper response to disagreements over morality, said the Catholic bishops of the Philippines, emphasizing in the wake of the Orlando shooting that hatred and violence have no place in the lives of Christians.