Archive of June 30, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 30, 2016

'Forced to endure hell' – A severe new report on human trafficking

Jun 30, 2016 - 05:36 pm .- The U.S. government released its annual human trafficking report Thursday, drawing praise but also some criticism for allegedly giving some offending countries a political pass.

How to understand Pope Francis' 'apology' to the gay community

Jun 30, 2016 - 09:35 am .- As Pope Francis on Sunday backed the idea of apologizing to gay individuals who may feel marginalized by the Church, discussion has once again broken out over how to interpret the pontiff’s words.

L.A. archdiocese launches Angelus News in a missionary spirit

Jun 30, 2016 - 09:02 am .- The Los Angeles archdiocese is set to launch a new media platform called Angelus News, and it looks to California’s sainted missionary priest for inspiration.

In Rio, cardinal invites homeless to help celebrate his birthday

Jun 30, 2016 - 06:02 am .- Rio de Janeiro's Cardinal Orani Tempesta celebrated his 66th birthday with a special visit: he spent his time with a group of homeless people.

Mercy without works is dead, Pope Francis says

Jun 30, 2016 - 05:10 am .- In his Jubilee general audience for the month of June, Pope Francis focused his speech on the works of mercy and how to put them into action. He also gave thanks for his recent visit to Armenia, and spoke of his coming trips to Georgia and Azerbaijan.

What do Catholics and Eastern Orthodox disagree about, anyway?

Jun 30, 2016 - 03:08 am .- With the Eastern Orthodox wrapping up their “pan-Orthodox Council” this past weekend, it might be a good time to take a look at the factors that separate Catholics from their sister Churches in the east.

ACLU targets grants for pro-life groups that aid migrants

Jun 30, 2016 - 12:01 am .- Catholics and other groups that receive grants to care for immigrants are in the sights of the American Civil Liberties Union, which has filed a lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services.