Archive of June 6, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 6, 2019

Arson suspected in fire at Florida cathedral

Jun 6, 2019 - 07:34 pm .- The co-cathedral of the Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee was damaged by fire Wednesday, with several of the chairs in the sanctuary set ablaze using an accelerant. The church’s rector has said he suspects arson.

Catholic veteran who took part in D-Day buried at Arlington National Cemetery

Jun 6, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Sgt. Carl Mann, Sr. died March 30 at the age of 96, almost a month after his son, Fr. Gordon Mann, died of leukemia at the age of 59.

Analysis: Bp. Bransfield, the USCCB, and the Holy Spirit

Jun 6, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The U.S. bishops arrive in Baltimore next week for their second plenary meeting in the year of serious crisis that began last June. They will meet, again, under the specter of another demoralizing scandal. This one involves a well-connected bishop, a ledger of extravagant gifts, and allegations of abuse from priests and seminarians subject to the bishop’s authority.

Biden faces Democratic criticism over support for Hyde Amendment

Jun 6, 2019 - 04:33 pm .- Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is facing opposition within the Democratic Party after voicing his support for the Hyde Amendment, a federal policy prohibiting tax dollars from paying for elective abortions.

Cuban archdiocese opens home for the elderly

Jun 6, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- The Archdiocese of  Camagüey inaugurated the Archbishop Adolfo Home for the Elderly to serve the city's seniors last month.

McConnell: State pro-life bills could 'pick away' at Roe v. Wade

Jun 6, 2019 - 02:30 pm .- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said June 6 that the U.S. Senate might soon have an opportunity to vote “on some kind of legislation related to Planned Parenthood.”

Remembering D-Day imposes 'homage of respect', 'duty to prevent conflicts'

Jun 6, 2019 - 02:27 pm .- Marking Thursday's 75th anniversary of the Normandy landings during World War II, bishops from across the world said the operations recall the need for peace and the duty of gratitude to veterans.

New Ukrainian Archbishop of Philadelphia: Let us be filled with hope

Jun 6, 2019 - 01:22 pm .- Bishop Borys Gudziak was enthroned Tuesday as Archbishop of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia, which heralded the arrival of the “new spiritual leader of Ukrainian Catholics in the United States.”

Pope Francis names delegate to oversee pilgrims at Lourdes shrine

Jun 6, 2019 - 10:09 am .- Pope Francis has appointed a special delegate to oversee the pastoral care of pilgrims and other management at the Marian shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France.

Prosecution falters during Cardinal Pell appeal hearing

Jun 6, 2019 - 08:10 am .- The lead prosecutor arguing to sustain the conviction of Cardinal George Pell struggled Thursday in presenting the Crown’s case.

Bishop Paprocki bars pro-abortion Illinois lawmakers from Holy Communion

Jun 6, 2019 - 04:05 am .- The Bishop of Springfield, Illinois, has decreed that state legislative leaders may not be admitted to Holy Communion within his diocese, because of their work to pass the state Reproductive Health Act. The bishop also directed the Catholic legislators who have voted for legislation promoting abortion should not present themselves to recieve Holy Communiion until they have first gone to confession.

Iowa bishops to cooperate with attorney general’s request for abuse records

Jun 6, 2019 - 12:03 am .- The Catholic bishops of Iowa have agreed to voluntarily hand over records on clerical sex abuse allegations in their dioceses, responding to a request made last week by the state attorney general.