Archive of May 17, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 17, 2019

The ‘young man with a big, good heart’: STEM hero Kendrick Castillo laid to rest

May 17, 2019 - 03:35 pm .- On a warm Friday morning in May at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Littleton, Colorado, about 40 Knights of Columbus dressed in full regalia flanked the entrance of the church as friends and family of Kendrick Castillo filed in to commend him to God at his funeral.

Signatura: Geissler 'acquittal' came after formal process

May 17, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- The Vatican announced Friday that a former Curial official accused of sexual solicitation in the confessional was found not guilty after a penal process at the Church’s highest canonical court. Previous reports had indicated that the allegations were investigated by the Vatican, but had not indicated that the matter was resolved by a formal judicial process.

Pope offers words of encouragement to African missionaries

May 17, 2019 - 03:05 pm .- Pope Francis spoke to African-based missionaries gathered at the Vatican on Friday, applauding their efforts to show compassion to the continent’s most vulnerable.

Archbishop of Erbil: Is the US abandoning Christians at risk in Iraq?

May 17, 2019 - 01:05 pm .- Archbishop Bashar Warda, one of the leading voices on behalf of persecuted and displaced Christians in Iraq, released today an urgent statement regarding the retreat of U.S. personnel from key areas in the country.

Pope Francis tells medical professionals to defend life

May 17, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis Friday encouraged medical professionals to defend and promote life, highlighting the practice of conscientious objection in today’s healthcare environment.

Despite religious freedom concerns, House passes Equality Act

May 17, 2019 - 11:12 am .- The House of Representatives passed the controversial Equality Act on Friday, amid heated opposition from those who argue it would pose serious threats to critical constitutional freedoms.

Pro-life activists call for acquittal of doctor who refused to perform abortion in Argentina

May 17, 2019 - 10:55 am .- Pro-life advocates in Argentina have called for the acquittal of Dr. Leandro Rodríguez Lastra, whose trial started May 13 in Rio Negro Province in Argentina for refusing to perform an abortion.

‘Stand firm for life against the evil opposing it’ Kentucky governor says

May 17, 2019 - 10:15 am .- Gov. Matt Bevin made the call during as states across the country continue to debate abortion related legislation.

The next World Meeting of Families will focus on holiness in married vocation

May 17, 2019 - 03:38 am .- The Vatican announced Friday that the next World Meeting of Families will focus on the vocation of married life as a path to holiness with a particular emphasis on Amoris Laetitia.

Pro-life doctors: Despite Ohio bill, there is no procedure to save ectopic pregnancies

May 17, 2019 - 12:32 am .- An Ohio bill seeking to limit insurance coverage of non-lifesaving abortions erroneously states that a procedure exists in which a doctor can reimplant an ectopic pregnancy in a woman’s uterus. No such procedure yet exists that has been proven safe and effective, two pro-life OB-GYNs told CNA.