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

This Mexican bishop is willing to evangelize from jail, if necessary

Aug 16, 2016 - 10:02 pm .- Amid allegations of interference in politics after receiving demonstrators critical of the governor of the state of Morelos, Bishop Ramón Castro Castro of Cuernavaca has said he is not afraid of facing prison.

California religious colleges dodge a bullet. But what's next?

Aug 16, 2016 - 04:49 pm .- A bill that threatened to defund California religious colleges that do not accept same-sex marriage and gender ideology has been amended, but the danger could return.  

Amid Louisiana floods, victims become helpers

Aug 16, 2016 - 11:57 am .- In southern Louisiana, the flooding is perhaps unprecedented. And the local Catholic Charities is stepping up to help, even as its own staff is affected by the disasters.

Lourdes increased its security for the Assumption

Aug 16, 2016 - 11:15 am .- The popular pilgrimage site at Lourdes, France beefed up its security Monday for the Solemnity of the Assumption.

Pope Francis voices solidarity, closeness to victims of Portugal fires

Aug 16, 2016 - 10:42 am .- On Tuesday, Pope Francis voiced his sorrow for the damage done by wildfires raging on the Portuguese island of Madeira, entrusting the victims to the intercession of Our Lady and offering his closeness to their families.

Archbishop Cheenath, defender of India’s persecuted Christians, dies at 81

Aug 16, 2016 - 06:08 am .- Archbishop Raphael Cheenath, who lived through one of the worst Christian persecutions in modern India and spent the remainder of his life fighting for justice for those who suffered in the Kandhamal massacre, died Sunday at the age of 81.

The US talks tough on religious persecution - but do its actions match?

Aug 16, 2016 - 03:02 am .- Religious freedom advocates praised the State Department’s annual International Religious Freedom report published last week, but insisted that words must be followed by action.

This bill aims to ensure churches can help people pay medical bills

Aug 16, 2016 - 12:08 am .- Sponsors of a proposed bill in the U.S. Congress say that churches are not able to help pay people’s insurance premiums in 38 states, but is that really the case?