Archive of May 24, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 24, 2019

Saint statue vandalized at Ukrainian Catholic cathedral in Canada

May 24, 2019 - 05:13 pm .- St. Vladimir died of old age in 1015, but his modern-day statue in Canada met a much more gruesome end.

Do sports, make friends, Pope says

May 24, 2019 - 04:42 pm .- In an address at a gathering of 6,000 young Italian soccer fans Friday, Pope Francis encouraged the sports enthusiasts to play sports in order to build friendships and teamwork, as an alternative to surface-level friendships made through technology.

Five men charged amid Michigan clergy sex abuse investigation

May 24, 2019 - 03:26 pm .- Five men who served in Michigan as Catholic priests have been charged with 21 counts of sex abuse, the state attorney general announced Friday.

Newark church asks school to cover LGBT mural

May 24, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- A Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Newark has instructed a charter school to cover a pro-LGBT mural painted on church property.

Senators highlight pro-life protections ahead of 2020 spending bills

May 24, 2019 - 01:35 pm .- A quarter of the Senate signed a letter on Wednesday seeking to keep pro-life and religious freedom protections intact during the drafting of upcoming appropriations bills.

Polish bishops pledge greater sensitivity for abuse victims

May 24, 2019 - 11:34 am .- The bishops of Poland are speaking out against sexual abuse, pledging to continue to “eliminate factors conducive to crime” as well as to adopt a more sensitive attitude toward victims than in the past.

Pope Francis urges Catholics to help children by supporting adoption

May 24, 2019 - 10:39 am .- Adoption is often a difficult and bureaucratic process, but there are many children who need homes and the Church should step up to help them, Pope Francis said Friday.

California advances bill to violate sacramental seal

May 24, 2019 - 09:38 am .- State senators in California have voted to approve a law that would require priests to violate the seal of confession. Senate Bill 360 passed Thursday by an overwhelming margin, with legislators voting 30-2 in favor of the measure.

Former airline pilot appointed to lead diocese of Saginaw, MI

May 24, 2019 - 04:53 am .- Pope Francis Friday named Bishop Robert D. Gruss of Rapid City, South Dakota, the next bishop of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan.

Pro-life student group wins affiliation at Scottish university

May 24, 2019 - 01:01 am .- A pro-life group at the University of Aberdeen has been granted affiliation by the school's student association, a month after filing a lawsuit charging unlawful discrimination.

Pro-life leaders invite GOP to discuss language surrounding abortion exceptions

May 24, 2019 - 12:26 am .- Shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump insisted that state pro-life laws should include exceptions for rape, incest, and threats to the mother’s life, a group of pro-life leaders invited the Republican party to discuss the way in which the pro-life message is discussed in America.