Archive of June 5, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 5, 2019

Judge: Missouri can't require doctors' testimony in hearing on abortion clinic

Jun 5, 2019 - 06:18 pm .- A Missouri circuit court judge ruled Tuesday that doctors not employed by a St. Louis Planned Parenthood do not have to testify in a hearing on the clinic, which is the last functioning Planned Parenthood in the state.

DiNardo denies mishandling priest abuse case and confession allegations

Jun 5, 2019 - 05:06 pm .- The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston disputed reports that Cardinal Daniel DiNardo mishandled a sexual abuse claim against a priest, and denied that the archdiocese had ever received reports that the accused priest violated canon law regarding the sacrament of penance.

Analysis: Houston case raises questions about pope’s reforms

Jun 5, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- The Msgr. Rossi case highlights the gathering storm of confusion surrounding the motu proprio Vos estis lux mundi.

US bishops thank House for approving immigration bill

Jun 5, 2019 - 04:54 pm .- The chairman of the US bishops' migration committee welcomed Tuesday a vote in the House of Representatives passing a bill that would provide a citizenship path for some brought to the US illegally as children, among others.

HHS ends last research program to use human tissue from abortions

Jun 5, 2019 - 03:10 pm .- The Trump administration announced Wednesday that it declined to renew a contract with the University of California that funded a research program which used fetal tissue obtained from abortions.

‘No excuse, no adequate explanation’: Lori releases findings of Bishop Bransfield investigation

Jun 5, 2019 - 02:20 pm .- Archbishop William Lori of Baltimore has released a letter to the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston addressing the findings of a preliminary investigation into the former head of the diocese, Bishop Michael Bransfield.

Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, eminent Italian bioethicist, dies at 90

Jun 5, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- Cardinal Elio Sgreccia, a bioethicist and president eremitus of the Pontifical Academy for Life, died in his home in Rome Wednesday afternoon, one day before his 91st birthday.

Pascal Siakam: How a Toronto Raptors star got his start in seminary

Jun 5, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- When Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam enters Game 3 of the NBA Finals Wednesday night, he will cross himself and then point upward to the sky. The cross will be to help him remember to give glory to God. The finger point will be for his dad.

Alabama mayor apologizes for Facebook post about killing gay people

Jun 5, 2019 - 11:23 am .- The mayor of a small town in Alabama has apologized after posting on Facebook that the only way to reclaim America is to kill gay and transgender people, abortionists, and socialists.

Maine advances assisted suicide law

Jun 5, 2019 - 10:00 am .- A bill legalizing assisted suicide in Maine moved to the governor’s desk on Tuesday after both houses of the state’s legislature narrowly passed the legislation.

'Witnesses of freedom and mercy' - Pope Francis remembers bishops martyred under Communism

Jun 5, 2019 - 03:29 am .- Pope Francis Wednesday reflected upon his recent apostolic visit to Romania, where he beatified seven Greek-Catholic bishops martyred under Soviet occupation.

Bishops of Argentina pledge to respond to report on abuse allegations

Jun 5, 2019 - 12:40 am .- The bishops’ conference of Argentina has said it is examining and will respond to a new report of more than 60 allegations of sexual abuse by priests and religious in the country.