Archive of May 6, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 6, 2019

Catholic conference supports Iowa budget cuts to abortion providers

May 6, 2019 - 11:01 pm .- A budget bill became law in Iowa last week, adding restrictions to grants for abortion providers and Medicaid for gender reassignment surgery.

After harassing woman outside Planned Parenthood, Penn. lawmaker says Christians are 'Bible Bullies'

May 6, 2019 - 09:33 pm .- A Pennsylvania lawmaker has said that pro-life activists and Christians are bullies, after he faced criticism for a video he livestreamed, in which he angrily confronted a woman praying outside a Philadelphia Planned Parenthood.

Civil appeals court dismisses legal challenge, says Sheen's body can go to Peoria

May 6, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The New York Court of Appeals has dismissed an appeal of an earlier judgement allowing Venerable Fulton Sheen’s remains to be moved to the Cathedral of St. Mary in Peoria, in accordance with his family’s wishes.

What does the Catholic Church teach about vaccines?

May 6, 2019 - 04:28 pm .- More than 760 cases of measles have been reported in the United States this year, the CDC says. Currently, 23 states have been affected, with 60 new cases reported in the last week. The majority of cases have been concentrated in Orthodox Jewish communities in New York, with outbreaks in New Jersey, Washington, and California as well.

Ceasefire called in Gaza as Vatican UN ambassador sees ‘glimmer of hope’

May 6, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Over the weekend, approximately 700 rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip. While the majority of the rocket fire was intercepted by Israel’s “Iron Dome” system, at least one managed to reach Israel, where four people were killed.

Times Square ultrasound draws thousands

May 6, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- In addition to the ultrasound, the event included musical performances and speeches from pro-life advocates.

Tenn. bishops urge governor to stop executions

May 6, 2019 - 01:57 pm .- The bishops of Tennessee have requested that the new governor halt four executions planned for this year, reiterating the Church’s teaching on the sanctity of human life.

Nebraska dioceses: Privacy law impedes providing AG with some records

May 6, 2019 - 10:50 am .- At a hearing in Lincoln on Thursday, the Archdiocese of Omaha and the Diocese of Lincoln explained that they have not provided the state attorney general with some records because of privacy laws.

Pope Francis in Bulgaria: Peace is a gift and a task

May 6, 2019 - 10:46 am .- At an interreligious meeting in Bulgaria Monday, Pope Francis told Orthodox, Muslim, and other religious leaders that peace is both a gift and a task.

German Church membership will be halved by 2060, new study says

May 6, 2019 - 10:43 am .- The number of Germans who pay a state-administered “Church tax” to the Catholic Church or the country’s largest Protestant group is expected to be halved by 2060, according to researchers at the University of Freiburg.

The parish should be 'a home with open doors,' Francis tells Catholics in Bulgaria

May 6, 2019 - 07:55 am .- The parish should be at the center of the community, a place where God’s presence is felt and hope and love are shared with the world, Pope Francis told Catholics in Bulgaria, Monday.

Pope Francis says First Communion Mass in Bulgaria

May 6, 2019 - 05:39 am .- Pope Francis Monday gave First Communion to 245 boys and girls in Rakovski, Bulgaria, telling them the Lord wants them to share the joy of the Eucharist with others.