Archive of May 7, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 7, 2019

Jean Vanier, friend of the intellectually disabled and founder of L'Arche, dies at 90

May 7, 2019 - 09:28 pm .- Jean Vanier died May 7, at the age of 90. Vanier will be mourned by his friends: the weak, the indigent, the forgotten, and the disabled.

College student cited for assault after punching pro-life activist

May 7, 2019 - 05:38 pm .- A college student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was arrested for assault after reportedly attacking the staff member of a pro-life group called “Created Equal” during an April 2 demonstration.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from North Macedonia

May 7, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- Please read below for CNA's full transcript of the pope's May 7 in-flight press conference from Skopje, North Macedonia to Rome:

Christian pastor in India acquitted of anti-conversion charges

May 7, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- A Protestant pastor in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh has been acquitted of charges held against him under India’s state-level anti-conversion laws.

Pa. legislator acknowledges aggression toward woman praying at Planned Parenthood

May 7, 2019 - 03:06 pm .- Brian Sims, a Pennsylvania state legislator who confronted a woman praying outside Planned Parenthood last week, said in a video posted to social media Tuesday that he was aggressive, and he reiterated his intention of “pushing back” against those who pray or protest outside abortion clinics.

Pope Francis: No plans for female deacons, but study continues

May 7, 2019 - 02:45 pm .- Pope Francis said Tuesday that the Vatican commission exploring the possibility of female deacons continues its study, but does not have any consensus that would lead soon to a plan of action.

Dubuque archbishop hospitalized after heart attack

May 7, 2019 - 01:20 pm .- Archbishop Michael Jackels of Dubuque, Iowa was hospitalized on Friday due to a heart attack. The archbishop was taken to Mercy Hospital on the evening of May 3.

Georgia heartbeat bill signed into law

May 7, 2019 - 12:15 pm .- The law will come in to force January 1, but is expected to be the subject of immediate legal challenge from abortion activists.

English bishop welcomes climate change report

May 7, 2019 - 11:56 am .- The English and Welsh bishops' lead on environmental issues welcomed Thursday the publication of an advisory group's report encouraging the British government to cut greenhouse gas net emissions to zero by 2050.

Make something beautiful with your life, Pope tells Macedonian youth

May 7, 2019 - 11:31 am .- Pope Francis encouraged youth in North Macedonia Tuesday to follow Mother Teresa’s example and make something beautiful out of their lives.

Pope Francis in North Macedonia: History is written by people like Mother Teresa

May 7, 2019 - 10:59 am .- In the first-ever papal visit to North Macedonia Tuesday, Pope Francis lauded the lasting legacy of Mother Teresa, a saint unafraid to offer her life for love.

Brian Sims, doxing state rep, was subject of ethics investigation

May 7, 2019 - 09:15 am .- The state’s ethics commission opened an investigation into state Rep. Brian Sims following a 2017 complaint that he had violated Pennsylvania’s Ethics Act.

Hunger for God, feed the poor, Pope Francis urges Macedonian Catholics

May 7, 2019 - 04:17 am .- Following the example of St. Mother Teresa of Kolkata, hunger for Jesus, partake in the Bread of Life, and then feed Jesus hidden in the poor, Pope Francis said in North Macedonia on Tuesday.

‘Bodies were everywhere’: Sri Lanka priests recount the horror of Easter attacks

May 7, 2019 - 04:00 am .- As Fr. Eranga De-Silva finished celebrating Easter Sunday Mass at his parish in Sri Lanka, he noticed policemen guarding the three entrances to the church.

Pope commends North Macedonians for respect among cultures, ethnic identities

May 7, 2019 - 01:54 am .- Speaking to North Macedonian authorities Tuesday, Pope Francis commended the country for its tradition of peaceful coexistence among its variety of cultures and religious and ethnic communities.

March for Life events throughout Colombia draws thousands

May 7, 2019 - 12:28 am .- Thousands attended pro-life marches in cities across Colombia on May 4, under the theme “I choose both lives.”