Archive of November 15, 2018

Ohio House passes heartbeat abortion bill

Nov 15, 2018 - 06:01 pm .- The Ohio House has once again passed a pro-life bill that would ban abortions after a baby’s heartbeat is detected.

Chilean cardinal called to testify on abuse case, leaves papal advisory committee

Nov 15, 2018 - 05:29 pm .- A close advisor of Pope Francis has left the “C9”, the pope’s body of cardinal advisors, as he faces charges of covering up for clerical sex abuse in his home country of Chile.

Be close to your people, Francis tells Latin American priests

Nov 15, 2018 - 04:13 pm .- Pope Francis encouraged the community of the Pontifical Latin American College Thursday to avoid cultural fragmentation and to be close to their people.

Congressional bill aims for human rights for China’s Uyghurs

Nov 15, 2018 - 04:11 pm .- Legislation could help advance religious freedom and human rights in China’s far western province of Xinjiang, say U.S. lawmakers concerned about the treatment of the region’s Uyghur minority.

Editor's Note: What's in our Newsroom?

Nov 15, 2018 - 03:34 pm .- I love CNA’s newsrooms. In Denver, DC, and in Rome, our newsrooms are staffed with smart Catholics, telling interesting stories about the Church and the world. We have great conversations, vigorous debate, and occasionally we have candy taste-test tournaments.

Vatican, US bishops face class-action lawsuit from victims of clergy sex abuse

Nov 15, 2018 - 02:44 pm .- The U.S. bishops' conference and the Holy See face a class action lawsuit filed by six men who claim they were sexually abused by Catholic clergy during their childhoods. They are seeking financial damages as well as public contrition and reparation from the Church.

Celebrations begin for 500th anniversary of first Mass in Chile

Nov 15, 2018 - 10:56 am .- A Eucharistic procession through the Patagonian city of Punta Arenas launched the 500th anniversary commemorations of the first Mass celebrated in Chile.

Pope Francis, Benedict XVI voice support for conference on 'new' human rights

Nov 15, 2018 - 10:31 am .- Pope Francis and XVI have written letters lending their support to a Vatican-sponsored conference on the risks posed to fundamental human rights.

Sudan Christians released after arrest, torture for converting from Islam

Nov 15, 2018 - 09:45 am .- A group of 13 Christian converts in Darfur, Sudan was arrested and tortured last month for their faith, World Watch Monitor and several Christian aid groups have reported.

Virginia Catholics praise dismissal of assisted suicide by state legislature

Nov 15, 2018 - 03:49 am .- Virginia Catholics are praising the decision of a joint commission of the state legislature to take no action on a study on assisted suicide.

Harvard students hold Catholic Sex Week to explain Church teaching

Nov 15, 2018 - 12:27 am .- After Sex Week at Harvard University this year, the Catholic Student Association hosted a series of talks designed to offer insight on the Catholic understanding of sexuality.