Archive of May 28, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 28, 2019

Facing terminal cancer, Polish man ordained priest in hospital bed

May 28, 2019 - 06:44 pm .- May is ordination month in many dioceses, but the ordination of Fr. Michal Los, FDP, a member of the Orionine Fathers, was far from your typical ordination.

Illinois bishops denounce rush to advance 'Reproductive Health Act'

May 28, 2019 - 06:24 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Illinois criticized a push to pass a bill enshrining abortion in state law in the final days of the legislative session, without hearings or the public release of a final text.

French Senate stipulates that Notre-Dame be rebuilt as it was

May 28, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The French Senate on Monday passed a bill on the restoration of Notre-Dame de Paris, the city's cathedral, adding a clause that it must be rebuilt as it was before last month's fire which destroyed its roof and spire.

US bishops pray for tornado victims in Midwest

May 28, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- While hazardous weather continues to affect the Midwest, the US bishops have mourned for those killed by the storms.

Cardinal Pell will not ask for shorter sentence if appeal fails

May 28, 2019 - 04:05 pm .- Cardinal George Pell of Sydney, who was sentenced to six years in prison in March after being convicted of five counts of sexual abuse of minors in December 2018, will not ask for a shorter sentence if his appeal fails to overturn his conviction.

'A giant step forward': Archbishop applauds Missouri abortion ban

May 28, 2019 - 02:19 pm .- Banning abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy is a “giant step forward for the pro-life movement,” Archbishop Robert J. Carlson of St. Louis said in a statement on Friday, after Governor Mike Parson signed an abortion ban into law.

Attempt to legalize abortion, gay marriage fails in Mexican Congress

May 28, 2019 - 01:56 pm .- The portion of a constitutional reform initiative seeking to legalize abortion and same-sex marriage in Mexico did not advance last week in the nation's legislature.

Priest says McCarrick admitted sharing bed with seminarians in letter to Vatican official

May 28, 2019 - 01:54 pm .- A former priest-secretary to Theodore McCarrick has issued a report that claims to contain excerpted quotes from correspondence between the disgraced former cardinal McCarrick and various church officials.

Priest in Northern Ireland prays for church arsonists

May 28, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- The pastor of Holy Family parish in Derry had led prayers for the young people who committed an arson attack at the church last week. No one was harmed, but both the church and parochial house were damaged.

Supreme Court upholds Indiana fetal remains rule, but stops short of major abortion ruling

May 28, 2019 - 11:09 am .- The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld part of an Indiana law requiring aborted babies to be cremated or buried, while declining to take up another part of the law that banned abortions based solely on the sex, race, or disability of the baby.

Pope Francis says Argentine bishop will go to trial for sexual misconduct

May 28, 2019 - 11:06 am .- Pope Francis has said a preliminary investigation against Bishop Gustavo Oscar Zanchetta has concluded and will now proceed to trial.

Pope Francis: 'I knew nothing about McCarrick'

May 28, 2019 - 10:14 am .- Pope Francis has said that he did not know anything about accusations of sexual abuse by Theodore McCarrick, the former cardinal and Archbishop of Washington, prior to when the accusations became public in 2018.