Archive of May 13, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 13, 2019

To promote peace, Ghana's chief Muslim cleric goes to Mass

May 13, 2019 - 06:48 pm .- As part of his efforts to increase interreligious peace, Ghana’s chief imam attended Easter Mass ahead of his 100th birthday celebration.

Sri Lanka holds first public Masses since Easter attacks

May 13, 2019 - 04:13 pm .- The Sri Lankan Catholic Church on May 12 held its first public Sunday Masses since suicide bombers claimed more than 250 lives and injured hundreds of others on Easter.

'Unrestricted' abortion bill passes in Vermont

May 13, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The legislature also advanced a measure to make abortion a constitutional right.

Analysis: 'Vos estis' and 'vulnerability'

May 13, 2019 - 02:44 pm .- Pope Francis’ recently promulgated policy on sexual abuse allegations made against bishops, Vos estis lux mundi, offers a new and much expanded interpretation of what constitutes a canonical sexual crime by a cleric. That interpretation has raised real questions about how the law is to be applied, at the Vatican and in diocesan chanceries.

Supreme Court rejects Ohio Christian school discrimination case

May 13, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal from an Ohio Christian school that claimed it was singled out for exclusion when a city government denied zoning approval for a new location at a larger building.

Discrimination against religion has become ‘fashionable’ says Pence

May 13, 2019 - 10:00 am .- Christians should prepare to be persecuted for their beliefs, Vice President Mike Pence told graduates during a commencement address at Liberty University on Saturday.

Beijing and Rome can work together, Parolin tells Chinese media

May 13, 2019 - 09:30 am .- Cardinal Pietro Parolin welcomed the opportunity for China and the Holy See to work together to “build a more secure and prosperous world.”

Francis prays for victims of Burkina Faso attack

May 13, 2019 - 07:37 am .- Pope Francis is praying for the victims of the recent attack on a Catholic church in Burkina Faso, the interim head of the Holy See press office said Monday.

Papal almoner restores power to building occupied by homeless

May 13, 2019 - 06:08 am .- Cardinal Konrad Krajewski climbed down a manhole Saturday to restore the power supply to a disused, Italian state-owned property in Rome where many homeless persons have been living.