Archive of May 3, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 3, 2019

How the South Sudanese bishops are working to promote peace

May 3, 2019 - 05:10 pm .- The president of the Sudanese Bishops’ Conference said he believes peace in South Sudan is possible, but the process will take patience and humility from both the leaders of the country the local communities.

Cardinal grieves over those killed in protests amid Venezuela crisis

May 3, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo expressed his condolences Thursday to the families of the four youths killed during protests in Venezuela, who he said “lost their lives fighting for a better future.”

Calif. attorney general investigating LA archdiocese sex abuse files

May 3, 2019 - 03:45 pm .- The California Attorney’s General’s Office this week wrote a letter to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, announcing that it will be conducting an investigation of its handling of sexual abuse allegations involving minors, starting with accusations made as early as 1996.

Forgiving the unforgivable: Exhibit highlights stories of abuse survivors

May 3, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The Catholic University of America hosted a recent special exhibit to share the stories of survivors of clerical sexual abuse and how they have coped with the trauma of their experiences.

Catholics assist those impacted by Cyclone Fani in India, Bangladesh

May 3, 2019 - 02:10 pm .- A category four cyclone struck India's Odisha state Friday morning, but humanitarian groups and government forces are better prepared than in previous years.

Pope Francis' Bulgaria trip will have an ecumenical focus

May 3, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- Pope Francis said Friday that his visit to Bulgaria next week will be a pilgrimage of faith, unity, and peace, with an ecumenical focus.

Alabama bill to send abortion doctors to jail sets up Supreme Court fight

May 3, 2019 - 11:30 am .- The Human Life Protection Act would mean doctors who perform abortion could face years in prison.

Pope Francis: Capitalism must consider impact on humanity, environment

May 3, 2019 - 10:22 am .- Pope Francis Friday offered a critique of captialism’s impact on the environment, calling for a response that hears “the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor.”

Stronger conscience protections for doctors, nurses approved by HHS

May 3, 2019 - 07:15 am .- The Department of Health and Human Services has released a new rule allowing medical professionals to refuse to take part in procedures because of their religious or conscientious objections.

Speaking out, hopeful, and waiting for change

May 3, 2019 - 04:00 am .- Esther Harber says she was raped by a priest, and spent years trying to be heard in the Archdiocese of New York. But she says she hasn't lost hope.

How an Italian basilica was destroyed by fire in the 19th century

May 3, 2019 - 12:43 am .- The partial destruction of Notre Dame basilica in a fire last month elicited mourning from Catholics and non-Catholic alike. But it is not the first time an iconic basilica has endured flames - and been rebuilt for worshippers and pilgrims.