Archive of May 8, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 8, 2019

Lawsuit calls for POW Bible to be removed from VA hospital display

May 8, 2019 - 08:00 pm .- A Bible once carried by a World War II prisoner of war is the center of a legal fight at a veterans’ medical center in New Hampshire.

Ariz. legislature adopts resolution calling pornography a public health crisis

May 8, 2019 - 07:19 pm .- The Arizona legislature has passed a resolution declaring pornography a public health crisis and a danger to mental and physical health.

Analysis: Power, and its appearance, in Vatican curial reform

May 8, 2019 - 05:35 pm .- In the coming months, Pope Francis is expected to approve a final draft of a new governing constitution for the Roman Curia. Evangelium praedicate, as it is expected to be called, will mark the culmination of six years of reforming efforts led by the pope’s Council of Cardinals.

Chaput: Rep. Brian Sims’ harassment of pro-lifers 'unbecoming of an elected official'

May 8, 2019 - 05:15 pm .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia called for broad participation in a pro-life rally this week, scheduled in response to a Penslyvania state representative’s livestreamed harassment of a woman praying outside of a Planned Parenthood clinic

Faith leaders call for an end to solitary confinement

May 8, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- New York’s faith leaders gathered in protest of solitary confinement this week, pushing for a bill that seeks more humane ways to treat prisoners.

Judge rules against Virginia law banning abortions by non-doctors

May 8, 2019 - 03:58 pm .- A federal judge in Richmond, Virginia has ruled against state medical regulations requiring first-trimester abortions be performed only by physicians.

Government figures have asked Church for asylum, Venezuelan bishop says

May 8, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- A Venezuelan bishop said Sunday that prominent figures in the government of Nicolas Maduro have asked for asylum from the Church in case the regime should fall.

After Vatican-China deal, Chinese bishop imprisoned for 23 years is not yet released

May 8, 2019 - 11:30 am .- The nephew of a Chinese bishop who was arrested 23 years ago has said he does not know where his uncle is incarcerated, or even whether he is still alive.

Bid to end death penalty in Louisiana fails

May 8, 2019 - 11:00 am .- Senate Bill 112 would have added a question to the next state-wide ballot proposing a constitutional amendment to abolish the death penalty.

CRS: Situation in Gaza still dire, despite ceasefire

May 8, 2019 - 10:55 am .- Although a ceasefire has calmed a violent situation in Gaza, one Catholic aid agency warned that the people living there remain extremely vulnerable due to drastic cuts in U.S. humanitarian assistance.

The world needs new evangelizers, Pope Francis says

May 8, 2019 - 03:56 am .- Like Saints Cyril and Methodius shared the Gospel with the Slavic people in the 9th century, today the world is still in need of Christian evangelization, Pope Francis said Wednesday.

Why these men walked 24 miles to the ‘Rome of the Midwest’

May 8, 2019 - 03:37 am .- It can be hard to find time for silent reflection in today’s bustling modern society. But a group of men this past weekend found peace and silence in an unlikely place – on the sidewalks and shoulders of busy roads leading into the heart of a Midwestern metropolis.

Asia Bibi leaves Pakistan, arrives in Canada

May 8, 2019 - 03:11 am .- Asia Bibi, the Catholic wife and mother who spent 9 years on death row on blasphemy charges in Pakistan, has left the country and arrived safely in Canada.