Archive of May 1, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 1, 2019

How Catholics in Camden help working families get homes of their own

May 1, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- Affordable housing is a problem for many Americans, but for the low-income residents of Camden, a Catholic non-profit is working hard to make sure they have the budgeting skills, the life skills, and the community connections to become homeowners—and to stay that way.

Nicaraguan bishops lament continued suffering under Ortega

May 1, 2019 - 05:03 pm .- The Nicaraguan bishops lamented Wednesday that “the Nicaraguan family continues to suffer,” and called for no more “repressive actions and persecution.”

Archbishop Gregory promises transparency during state investigation

May 1, 2019 - 03:45 pm .- The bishops of the state of Georgia have vowed to be open and transparent as the attorney general conducts an investigation into clerical sex abuse in the state.

St. Joseph Catholic Church in Phoenix destroyed by fire, cause unknown

May 1, 2019 - 02:59 pm .- An extensive fire destroyed St. Joseph Catholic Church in north Phoenix during the early morning hours of May 1. The cause of the fire has not yet been determined.

Retired archbishop calls for release of protesters amid Venezuela crisis

May 1, 2019 - 02:39 pm .- The Archbishop Emeritus of Maracaibo demanded Wednesday the prompt release of peaceful demonstrators who were arrested the day prior during protests against the government of Nicolas Maduro.

Theologians accuse pope of heresy

May 1, 2019 - 11:35 am .- A group of nineteen Catholics, including some prominent academics, have published an open letter to the bishops of the world accusing Pope Francis of heresy.

Chilean bishops, prosecutors to cooperate in abuse investigations

May 1, 2019 - 10:35 am .- The Chilean bishops' conference signed a collaboration agreement with public prosecutors Tuesday to streamline the investigation of clerical sexual abuse.

Vatican accepts resignation of Bishop McGrath of San Jose

May 1, 2019 - 06:29 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday accepted the resignation of Bishop Patrick J. McGrath of San Jose, California, who will be automatically succeeded by his coadjutor Bishop Oscar Cantú.

Analysis: With bishops in a tight spot, will priests get squeezed?

May 1, 2019 - 04:50 am .- As bishops address the clerical sexual abuse crisis, will they ensure the canonical rights of priests?

Satan is real, Pope Francis says

May 1, 2019 - 04:19 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday reminded those who think belief in the devil is antiquated or outdated that Satan really exists and that Jesus himself experienced his temptations and overcame them.

Despite ongoing threats, ordination Mass takes place in Sri Lanka

May 1, 2019 - 12:14 am .- As most Catholic churches remain closed across Sri Lanka, following the Easter bombings that claimed more than 250 lives, one parish in a small eastern village celebrated the ordination of a new priest on Tuesday.