Archive of May 10, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 10, 2019

Alabama senate delays final vote on abortion bill; rape and incest exception removed

May 10, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- The Alabama Senate has delayed a vote on a bill to outlaw abortion, following a disagreement between Republican and Democratic state senators on Thursday over whether an exception for cases of rape or incest should be included in the bill.

Proposed changes to poverty calculations could strip federal aid from millions

May 10, 2019 - 06:05 pm .- A new proposal from the Trump administration would change the way the national poverty threshold is calculated, potentially leading millions of low-income Americans to lose federal assistance.

Pro-life rally draws 1,000 after Rep. Brian Sims' Planned Parenthood videos

May 10, 2019 - 05:10 pm .- More than 1,000 people gathered May 10 for a public demonstration against recent social media videos that depicted a Pennsylvania lawmaker berating pro-life witnesses.

Montana governor vetoes Born-Alive Infant Protection Act

May 10, 2019 - 04:07 pm .- A leading national pro-life group has criticized Montana’s governor for vetoing a bill that would require medical professionals to save babies who survive an abortion attempt.

Georgia boycott falls flat after heartbeat bill passes

May 10, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- Following the passage of the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act in Georgia earlier this week, a promised boycott by film and television figures has failed to materialize.

50 Years of Abortion: Where does Canada go from here?

May 10, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- On May 14, 2019, abortion will have been legal in Canada for half a century. Since it became legal, approximately six million Canadians have died by abortion, and about 300 preborn babies are killed each day.

Exorcist: Temptation – not possession – is the most significant demonic activity

May 10, 2019 - 10:54 am .- Though dramatic representations of demonic possessions, as seen in Hollywood, can make them appear to be the primary method of the devil, one Dominican priest and exorcist has warned that the greater and more common threat to a person’s salvation is the temptation to sin.

EWTN to launch African news agency

May 10, 2019 - 07:55 am .- EWTN Global Catholic Network announced Friday that it will launch a news service for the African continent.  

Bishop Olmsted sees 'renewal' in priestly formation, despite scandal

May 10, 2019 - 12:08 am .- Despite the scandals of clerical sexual abuse that the Catholic Church has suffered in past decades, the Church in the United States has also enjoyed a “renewal” in priestly formation, says Bishop Thomas Olmsted of Phoenix, Arizona.