Archive of May 15, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 15, 2019

Ontario court: Doctors must refer patients for abortion, assisted suicide

May 15, 2019 - 06:30 pm .- Ontario’s highest court has ruled that doctors who object to procedures such as abortion and assisted suicide must refer patients to another, willing doctor.

'We all need to be a little more like Kendrick': Friends and family remember STEM hero

May 15, 2019 - 05:12 pm .- A funny, selfless, and kind kid who loved tinkering with his car, goofing around with his friends, and above all, serving others, whether at Knights of Columbus pancake breakfasts or in robotics class - this was the Kendrick Castillo that friends and family gathered to remember at a celebration of his life on May 15 at Cherry Hills Community Church.

Mom demands apology from state Rep. Brian Sims, who doxed her daughters outside Planned Parenthood

May 15, 2019 - 02:29 pm .- A Pennsylvania mother of teenage daughters is demanding an apology from state representative Brian Sims, who shouted down and tried to dox the teens while they were quietly praying outside of a Planned Parenthood in late April.

German bishop supports 'Church strike' for women's ordination

May 15, 2019 - 02:15 pm .- At least one bishop has offered his support for a week-long “Church strike” organized by German Catholic women, during which participants organize their own prayer services rather than attending Mass.

Man who brought gasoline, lighter into New York cathedral deemed unfit to stand trial

May 15, 2019 - 01:54 pm .- A man accused of attempting to enter St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York last month carrying containers of gasoline and a lighter has been deemed unfit to stand trial due to his mental health.

California confession bill won't stop abuse, but threatens religious liberty, critics say

May 15, 2019 - 10:47 am .- The appropriations committee of California’s state senate will hold a hearing Thursday on a bill that would require priests to violate the seal of confession if they became aware of allegations of child abuse or neglect while celebrating the sacrament of penance. Critics say the bill would deny Constitutional religious liberty protections, and that there is no evidence it would actually prevent child abuse.

Police search Dallas diocesan chancery

May 15, 2019 - 10:30 am .- Officers executed a warrant on the chancery offices at 7:30 am local time.

Francis affirms Catholic-Jewish dialogue

May 15, 2019 - 05:01 am .- Pope Francis greeted an international group dedicated to Jewish-Catholic dialogue Wednesday, calling it “the way better to understand one another.”

Pope Francis: Christ liberates us from overwhelming evil

May 15, 2019 - 04:08 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that Jesus gave humanity a precious gift on the cross -- liberation from evil.

Pope Francis names Bishop Baldacchino to lead Las Cruces diocese

May 15, 2019 - 04:03 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday appointed Bishop Peter Baldacchino to head the Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico – making him the first diocesan bishop associated with the Neocatechumenal Way to serve in a mainland U.S. diocese.

It's time to fight for holiness, Bishop Barron tells 2019 Catholic grads

May 15, 2019 - 03:22 am .- Contemporary America is “mission territory,” and young Catholics must step up to respond to the twin crises of Church corruption and increasing religious disaffiliation, Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron of Los Angeles said in a recent speech.

'I was deeply moved and saddened'- How Polish bishops react to documentary on clerical abuse

May 15, 2019 - 12:00 am .- Catholics bishops in Poland are responding to a new documentary that addresses clerical sexual abuse in the country.