Archive of May 2, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 2, 2019

Catholic Relief Services aids cyclone-stricken nothern Mozambique

May 2, 2019 - 05:29 pm .- Catholic Relief Services is appealing for additional aid after Cyclone Kenneth struck northern Mozambique last week, the second such storm to hit the country in recent months.

Catholic Charities defends serving teen trafficking victims without abortion

May 2, 2019 - 05:06 pm .- Catholic Charities of the East Bay (CCEB) in California is remaining firm in its conviction against referring teenage victims of sex trafficking for contraception and abortions at a new facility, while emphasizing that medical care is not the new facility’s primary mission.

Analysis: Serious and unserious allegations of papal heresy

May 2, 2019 - 04:15 pm .- Despite the recent open letter’s strident claims, the arguments advanced by its authors do not appear to make a legal, or consistent, argument against the Holy Father

Kansas legislators fail to override veto of abortion pill reversal law

May 2, 2019 - 04:10 pm .- By a single vote, the Kansas legislature failed to override a governor’s veto of a bill requiring doctors who administer the two-pill abortion drug regimen to tell women that the abortion pill can be reversed.

Venezuelan National Guard attacks church during Mass

May 2, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Members of the Venezuelan National Guard attacked a Catholic church in San Cristobal Wednesday, amid nationwide protests against the government of president Nicolas Maduro.

Equality Act advances amid warnings over religious freedom

May 2, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The House of Representatives Judiciary Committee has approved a controversial equality bill paving the way for a full vote on the floor of the House. Critics of the bill warn that the legislation will damage religious liberty and conscience rights.

Public Masses suspended for second week in Sri Lanka

May 2, 2019 - 02:09 pm .- Following terrorist attacks and ongoing threats to safety, Masses will be suspended in the Archdiocese of Colombo for a second week, Catholic leaders have said.

Pope Francis: 'The common good has become global'

May 2, 2019 - 11:01 am .- Pope Francis called on nations to work toward a global common good Thursday, particularly in confronting climate change, human trafficking, and nuclear threats.

Zimbabwean bishops reportedly approve beatification cause of lay missionary

May 2, 2019 - 10:24 am .- The bishops' conference of Zimbabwe approved Wednesday the opening of the cause for canonization of John Bradburne, a lay missionary to the area in the 1970s, according to a report.

Right to life a 'core value' of newly-launched Irish political party

May 2, 2019 - 03:01 am .- The leader of a new political party that spans both Ireland and Northern Ireland promised to uphold the right to life as a key value at the party’s launch on Tuesday.

Oklahoma Supreme Court rules against abortion pill law

May 2, 2019 - 12:16 am .- The Oklahoma Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down a state law restricting the way in which the abortion pill is used.