Archive of June 3, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 3, 2019

'Chosen' aims to evangelize during confirmation prep

Jun 3, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- A confirmation program developed for parishes aims to call young people to deeper conversions, while teaching them the truths of the Catholic faith. The program, organizers say, has impacted hundreds of thousands of Catholics since it was founded five years ago

Singapore Catholic churches use classrooms to help homeless

Jun 3, 2019 - 06:33 pm .- Two Catholic churches in Singapore have opened their doors offering housing to the country’s homeless.

Providence Bishop Tobin responds to controversy over 'Pride' tweet

Jun 3, 2019 - 04:12 pm .- Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence responded Sunday to controversy that ensued from a tweet admonishing Catholics not attend or support “gay pride” festivities.

Bishops lament Virginia Beach killings

Jun 3, 2019 - 03:18 pm .- After 12 people were killed Friday by a gunman in Virginia, the local bishop offered his prayers for all those affected in the tragedy.

Illinois Senate approves bill declaring abortion a 'fundamental right'

Jun 3, 2019 - 02:56 pm .- The Illinois Senate has approved an expansive abortion bill that would declare abortion to be a “fundamental right” in the state and would remove regulations on abortion clinics and doctors.

Catholic Social Services launch new appeal to Supreme Court

Jun 3, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- Lawyers representing Catholic Social Services of Philadelphia are appealing to the Supreme Court after the agency was stripped of its contract to provide foster care services for the city for refusing to place children with same-sex couples.

Cardinal Pell prepares for appeal hearing

Jun 3, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- Pell's appeal is set to be heard by a three-judge panel of the state of Victoria’s Supreme Court on 5-6 June.

Australian bishops adopt new Safeguarding Standards

Jun 3, 2019 - 11:19 am .- Last week the Australian bishop' conference and Catholic Religious Australia adopted new standards to combat the sexual abuse of children and vulnerable adults in the wake of a 2017 report on such abuse in the country's institutions.

Full text of Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Romania

Jun 3, 2019 - 06:09 am .- Please read below for CNA's full transcript of the pope's June 2 in-flight press conference from Sibiu, Romania to Rome: