Archive of June 4, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 4, 2019

In opening arguments, Cardinal Pell’s lawyers set out case for appeal

Jun 4, 2019 - 09:45 pm .- The legal team for Cardinal George Pell set out its case for appeal at the Supreme Court of Victoria Wednesday morning.

Pro-life laws are ‘extremist hate,’ UN official says

Jun 4, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Efforts to restrict abortion in the U.S. have drawn strong denunciations from a senior United Nations official, who called recent pro-life laws "torture" and "violence against women."

House committee debates ban on editing human genes

Jun 4, 2019 - 03:16 pm .- The House Appropriations Committee has reinstated a condition in 2020 spending bills which prohibit embryonic gene editing.

Courage conference to center on friendship

Jun 4, 2019 - 02:51 pm .- Courage International, an apostolate for people with same-sex attraction, is preparing for its annual conference next month, which will focus on the importance of friendship.

Apple Watch joins growing trend of fertility tracking technology

Jun 4, 2019 - 02:50 pm .- It its latest rollout of updates, Apple announced that it will be adding menstruation and fertility tracking to its newest Apple Watch system.

Little Sisters of the Poor to defend contraception exception against lawsuits

Jun 4, 2019 - 01:27 pm .- The Little Sisters of the Poor are expected back in court Thursday to ask for protection against a lawsuit seeking to end the religious order’s exemption from the HHS contraception mandate.

DiNardo accused of mishandling clerical sexual misconduct case

Jun 4, 2019 - 12:49 pm .- The president of the U.S. bishops’ conference has been accused of mishandling an allegation of sexual coercion made against his former vicar general.

UN to observe Day for Victims of Violence Based on Religion

Jun 4, 2019 - 12:29 pm .- The United Nations General Assembly last week adopted a resolution proclaiming Aug. 22 as the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief.

Rwandan troops block pilgrims from attending Ugandan martyr celebration

Jun 4, 2019 - 11:36 am .- Some 200 Rwandans were blocked by national troops from crossing the border with Uganda to attend a pilgrimage in the neighboring country on Monday.

Pope Francis names NY priest, canon lawyer Bishop of Syracuse

Jun 4, 2019 - 06:10 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday appointed Fr. Douglas Lucia, a canon lawyer, as Bishop of Syracuse.

Americans split on morality of abortion; birth control remains widely accepted

Jun 4, 2019 - 04:00 am .- A narrow majority of Americans now consider abortion “morally unacceptable,” while less than 10% disapprove of birth control, a new Gallup Poll has found.

Mexico’s fifth Walk for Peace draws 40,000 participants

Jun 4, 2019 - 12:33 am .- On Saturday, an estimated 40,000 people attended the fifth Walk for Peace in Mexico, organized by the Diocese of Cuernavaca, with the goal of stopping the growing wave of violence caused by the country’s major crime gangs.