Archive of June 22, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 22, 2016

In 'shocking' move, California churches forced to cover abortions

Jun 22, 2016 - 04:54 pm .- The Obama administration has rejected a challenge to the State of California’s requirement that health care plans include abortion coverage. A major federal budget amendment intended to protect abortion foes does not apply, it ruled.

There's no excuse for it: Pope Francis on the death penalty

Jun 22, 2016 - 04:37 pm .- In a video message sent Wednesday to a gathering of advocates for abolition of the death penalty, Pope Francis welcomed their efforts as a way to promote the right to life of all persons.

Beware 'polite persecution,' archbishop warns

Jun 22, 2016 - 11:54 am .- With relics of two English martyrs currently touring the U.S., the Archbishop of Baltimore implored Catholics to follow their example by defending religious freedom.

A martyr of the French revolution is almost a saint

Jun 22, 2016 - 06:02 am .- In just two days in early September of 1792, approximately 1,200 people were slaughtered by revolutionaries in France.

Pope delivers weekly catechesis alongside his 'brother' refugees

Jun 22, 2016 - 05:22 am .- Joined closely by just over a dozen refugees at his weekly public audience, Pope Francis said that in following Jesus’ example, the Christian excludes no one.

We must forgive: a bishop's message after a horrendous Nigerian massacre

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:54 am .- After the sorrow of an April massacre in southeastern Nigeria, a Catholic bishop said the killers of dozens of people must still be forgiven.