Archive of May 20, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 20, 2019

Philippine Catholics lead AIDS memorial event

May 20, 2019 - 07:06 pm .- Filipino Catholic leaders in the central province of Iloilo held an AIDS memorial event over the weekend, to raise awareness and support for those affected by HIV/AIDS.

South Sudan president: I was ‘almost trembling’ as Pope Francis begged me to make peace

May 20, 2019 - 04:32 pm .- In an unprecedented gesture last month, Pope Francis kissed the feet of several South Sudanese leaders, who were visiting the Vatican for a retreat, in a plea for peace in the country.

MS-13 gang member suspected in Salvadoran priest’s death

May 20, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- A priest has been shot and killed by a suspected gang member in El Salvador, Vatican News reported Sunday. His funeral was held today in Sonzacate, El Salvador.

Trump insists abortion laws must allow exceptions for rape, incest

May 20, 2019 - 03:13 pm .- President Donald Trump over the weekend admonished pro-life advocates seeking to make abortion illegal in all cases. He called for pro-life Americans to be united around legislation that includes exemptions for cases of rape, incest, and when doctors deem the mother’s life to be at risk.

Pittsburgh diocese announces first wave of parish mergers

May 20, 2019 - 02:35 pm .- The Diocese of Pittsburgh has announced the first results of a sweeping reorganization of its parishes, creating five new parishes and designating five former parish churches as shrines.

‘Mayor Pete’ backs no-limits abortion

May 20, 2019 - 01:30 pm .- In defending unrestricted abortion, Buttigieg appeared to put himself at odds with the majority of voters both in his own party and nationwide.

French bishops’ conference to hear testimonies from children of priests

May 20, 2019 - 11:19 am .- French bishops will meet with the children of priests in June to hear their testimonies of hidden suffering.

A pilgrim people: The Warriors to Lourdes share their stories

May 20, 2019 - 10:30 am .- CNA had a chance to get to know some of the more than 200 pilgrims who traveled to Lourdes as part of the Knights of Columbus’ Warriors to Lourdes

California confession bill amended, but still would require priests to violate seal

May 20, 2019 - 10:16 am .- California’s state senate will vote on a bill that would require priests to violate the seal of confession in certain limited circumstances. An amended text of the bill passed the Senate’s appropriations’ committee May 16.