Archive of August 24, 2016 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 24, 2016

Could doctors be forced to perform sex reassignment surgeries?

Aug 24, 2016 - 08:03 pm .- Following the federal government stating that doctors cannot decline performing sex reassignment surgeries, a group of states, doctors, and hospitals are suing in the name of medical ethics.

Earthquake in Italy prompts outpouring of support

Aug 24, 2016 - 04:56 pm .- While the number of victims of the earthquake that hit central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday  climbs, the gestures of generosity and aid for those affected have multiplied.

As welfare reform turns 20, Catholics discuss its legacy

Aug 24, 2016 - 12:13 pm .- Welfare reform was one of the biggest United States legislative events of the 1990s, but after 20 years what is its legacy from the standpoint of Catholic social teaching?

Pope John Paul I to be honored with museum in northern Italy

Aug 24, 2016 - 11:04 am .- On Friday a museum dedicated to Pope John Paul I will officially be inaugurated in the hometown of the “Smiling Pope,” whom Pope Francis has often quoted when speaking on the topic of mercy.

Federal judge blocks Obama's transgender bathroom policy

Aug 24, 2016 - 06:02 am .- A federal judge in Texas has temporarily blocked the Obama administration guidance that would require schools to comply with transgender bathroom policies or lose federal funding.

Vatican wades into sex education for young people

Aug 24, 2016 - 05:09 am .- The Vatican recently rolled out a new sex education course designed to help parents and educators talk to teens about sex and counter messages on social media.  

Pope tosses audience speech, prays rosary for victims of Italy quake

Aug 24, 2016 - 03:04 am .- Instead of giving the usual catechesis during his Wednesday general audience, Pope Francis decided to postpone the speech, leading pilgrims in praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary for the victims of an earthquake that rocked central Italy earlier that morning.

Why this diocese is ditching Common Core for liberal arts

Aug 24, 2016 - 03:02 am .- The Diocese of Marquette in Michigan says it is already experiencing success in their process of adopting a Catholic liberal arts curriculum for all its schools, rather than using Common Core State Standards.

In UK, abortion clinic inspections have consequences

Aug 24, 2016 - 12:39 am .- British inspectors have barred some abortions at Marie Stopes International due to concerns about safety and informed consent for abortion.