Archive of May 21, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 21, 2019

Florida Catholic Conference asks governor to halt execution of serial killer

May 21, 2019 - 05:38 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Florida are calling on the state’s governor to spare the life of Bobby Joe Long, a convicted serial killer who is scheduled to be executed on Thursday.

Democratic governor of Louisiana says he will sign heartbeat bill

May 21, 2019 - 05:05 pm .- The governor of Louisiana - a Catholic Democrat - says he will sign a bill banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, if the legislation arrives on his desk.

Pennsylvania Catholic church vandalized with pro-choice graffiti

May 21, 2019 - 03:54 pm .- A Catholic church in Pennsylvania was vandalized with pro-choice graffiti over the weekend as the abortion debate escalates around the country, following the passage of a major abortion law in Alabama.

Burns: 'Sensational' raid on Dallas chancery was 'traumatic' and unnecessary

May 21, 2019 - 03:05 pm .- The Bishop of Dallas says that a May 15 police raid on diocesan offices was sensationalism, traumatic, and a waste of resources.

Archbishop Gregory pledges openness at ‘defining moment’ in Washington archdiocese

May 21, 2019 - 12:51 pm .- Archbishop Wilton Gregory expressed “deep gratitude and immeasurable joy” as he took charge of the nation’s capital see Tuesday.

Severely disabled French man taken off, returned to life support

May 21, 2019 - 06:09 am .- A severely disabled French man, who has been artificially fed and hydrated in a hospital in northeastern France for over 10 years, was taken off life support Monday, before the hospital was ordered by a French court to return the support.

Pope Francis: Bishops who do not know their priests weaken the Church

May 21, 2019 - 04:08 am .- Pope Francis said Monday that each bishop has a duty to have a strong, close relationship with his priests with a firm warning that episcopal aloofness and favoritism weakens the mission of the Church.

With record number of seminarians, Phoenix diocese pledges support

May 21, 2019 - 12:00 am .- With a record-high number of seminarians, the Diocese of Phoenix has dedicated more funds to support the formation of the Arizona diocese’s future priests.