Archive of June 7, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 7, 2019

Alabama plans chemical castration for pedophiles seeking parole. Ethicists raise concerns

Jun 7, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- A Catholic ethicist raised concerns over a bill that would mandate “chemical castration” as a condition of parole for incarcerated pedophiles. The issue is at the crux of an Alabama bill that has passed the state’s legislature and now is awaiting the governor’s signature.

Archdiocese of Saint Paul-Minneapolis announces synod

Jun 7, 2019 - 06:04 pm .- Minnesota’s largest diocese will hold a synod— a meeting designed to help the bishop shepherd his local flock— during Pentecost Weekend 2021, Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced yesterday.

Suspect in shooting death of former New Jersey priest answered a Craigslist ad

Jun 7, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The man suspected in the March shooting death of a former priest who was credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors had responded to a Craigslist ad looking for young men to wrestle, according to Nevada police.

Study finds nearly 30% spike in male teen suicide following Netflix release of ‘13 Reasons Why’

Jun 7, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- When the Netflix series ‘13 Reasons Why’, which features teen suicide, first aired in 2017, mental health professionals expressed concerns that the show could have a contagion effect, triggering an increase in suicides among teens inspired by the show.

Holy See confirms changes to Italian liturgical translation of Our Father, Gloria

Jun 7, 2019 - 02:36 pm .- The Apostolic See has confirmed the translation of the third edition of the Roman Missal prepared by the Italian bishops' conference. The translation has garnered attention for its changes to the Our Father, as well as the Gloria.

Under pressure, Biden now supports federal abortion funding

Jun 7, 2019 - 11:00 am .- The 1976 Hyde Amendment prohibits the use of Medicaid funds for most abortions. Biden, who voted as a senator in favor of the Hyde Amendment when it was first written, had reaffirmed his support for the law often, most recently on Wednesday.

From a dumpster to the head of a procession: The story of 'Broken Mary'

Jun 7, 2019 - 03:08 am .- On Friday, May 31, four lanes of traffic on a major thoroughfare in the city of Chicago shut down for an hour and a half, while 3,200 people marched past.

'Absolutely nuts' to grill judicial nominees over KofC membership, Sasse says

Jun 7, 2019 - 12:34 am .- In his opening question for Peter J. Phipps, a judicial nominee for the United States Third Circuit court, Senator Ben Sasse (R-NE) started with what he called “a hard question.”