Archive of May 31, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of May 31, 2019

Professor: Catholic teaching invites us radically to reconsider the economy

May 31, 2019 - 04:11 pm .- Among the greatest gifts the Church has to offer the secular world is a profound understanding of happiness, which does not rely on wealth, said a Villanova University economist in a recent speech.

New global Catholic rules against sex abuse build on decades of work

May 31, 2019 - 03:05 pm .- The Vatican’s new global norms mandating sex abuse reporting take effect June 1, but two North American archdioceses say their recent decades’ work against clergy sex abuse means they are largely already compliant with the new global requirements for the Catholic Church.

Prostitution is an 'inherently violent' practice, say critics of decriminalization

May 31, 2019 - 02:49 pm .- Marijuana, mushrooms, and now prostitution: decriminalization as a legal tactic for handling previously (or currently) illicit activities is a growing trend, and lawmakers in multiple states are now considering bills that could decriminalize the buying and selling of sex, to varying degrees.

Edinburgh council may strip religious reps' votes on education

May 31, 2019 - 11:44 am .- A priest in Edinburgh has written to oppose a suggestion in Edinburgh council to strip voting rights from religious representatives on the education committee.

Pope Francis in Romania: Imitate Mary's joy in the visitation

May 31, 2019 - 11:18 am .- Pope Francis celebrated Mass in Bucharest for the feast of the Visitation Friday, encouraging Catholics in Romania to imitate Mary’s humble joy in the little things in life.

'Difficult' to work in Georgia after heartbeat bill, says Disney CEO

May 31, 2019 - 10:00 am .- Following the passage of the Living Infants Fairness and Equality (LIFE) Act in Georgia earlier this month, major film and television companies have said they may consider relocation if the law comes into force.

Francis emphasizes Christian unity in prayer with Romanian Orthodox

May 31, 2019 - 09:39 am .- In a meeting with the Romanian Orthodox in their new cathedral in Bucharest Friday, Pope Francis prayed for the union of Christians as demonstrated in the first words of the Pater noster.

Pope Francis says Catholics, Orthodox bonded by blood of the martyrs

May 31, 2019 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis said Friday that Catholics and Orthodox are bonded by a “shared inheritance” of suffering for Christ from the apostles to modern martyrs.

‘Much progress still needed’ DiNardo says as bishops release child protection report

May 31, 2019 - 08:30 am .- The United States bishops’ conference has released its annual report on the protection of children.

Pope Francis: The Catholic Church wants to contribute to Romanian society

May 31, 2019 - 06:13 am .- The Catholic Church wants to continue to be an active and contributive member of Romanian society, Pope Francis told the president and authorities of the Eastern European country Friday.

In war-torn South Sudan, two Spanish priests build a shrine to Our Lady of the Rosary

May 31, 2019 - 04:00 am .- Ave Maria, the parish church outside Mupoi, South Sudan, fell into disrepair decades ago. It was abandoned at the beginning of Sudan’s civil war, and then ransacked. It is dilapidated and practically unusable.

Chase settlement will pay fathers for ungranted paternity leave

May 31, 2019 - 12:00 am .- A class action lawsuit against JP Morgan Chase was settled this week, after a lawsuit from fathers denied parental leave.