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

How Justice Scalia suffered the 'contempt of a sophisticated world'

Nov 1, 2016 - 08:03 pm .- Catholics in Washington, D.C. recently paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia – both for his life of faith, and how he stood firm in his beliefs amid criticism from the cultural elite.

Why the 'Catholic Spring' mentality worries black Christian leaders

Nov 1, 2016 - 04:00 pm .- Several black Christian leaders suggested the “Catholic Spring” leaked emails showed “open contempt for religious freedom” and asked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton whether their own communities would be safe.

A victory for the seal of Confession in Louisiana

Nov 1, 2016 - 03:08 pm .- Catholic priests do not have to break the seal of Confession to report the alleged abuse of minors, the Louisiana Supreme Court ruled on Friday.

Full text: Pope Francis' in-flight presser from Sweden

Nov 1, 2016 - 11:43 am .- During his flight from Sweden to Rome on Tuesday, Pope Francis gave a press conference to the journalists assembled aboard the papal plane. He reflected on refugees, the ordination of women, ecumenism, and the crisis in Venezuela.

Pope Francis reiterates a strong 'no' to women priests

Nov 1, 2016 - 10:36 am .- During a press conference Tuesday aboard the papal plane from Sweden to Rome, Pope Francis said the issue of women priests has been clearly decided, while also clarifying the essential role of women in the Catholic Church.

The saints stand out – because they're happy, Pope Francis says

Nov 1, 2016 - 04:44 am .- The saints of the Church have many different qualities, but one thing that unites them all is a sense of joy, Pope Francis said in his All Saints Day Mass in Sweden.