Archive of June 10, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 10, 2019

Bishops to return 'gifts' from West Virginia's Bishop Bransfield

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:00 pm .- Several bishops and other Church leaders have said they will return money given to them by retired West Virginia Bishop Michael Bransfield, who is accused of serially sexually harassing or coercing seminarians and young priests, while misusing diocesan funds on a lavish lifestyle and five-figure “gifts” to Churchmen in leadership positions.

Southern Baptists convene to discuss handling of sex abuse allegations

Jun 10, 2019 - 09:01 pm .- While the Catholic bishops of the United States convene in Baltimore this week, with the addressing of clergy sex abuse scandals high on their list of priorities, another religious group will convene to discuss the same issue, from their side of the pew - the Southern Baptist Convention.

Archbishop Chaput: Abortion a perverse ‘sacrament' for Democratic Party leaders

Jun 10, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Joe Biden, the former senator and vice president and now a Democratic presidential hopeful, once represented a more moderate position on abortion for the Democratic party.

Missionary mandate rooted in baptism, Pope Francis says

Jun 10, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Pope Francis, in his message for World Mission Day, asked the Church to remember her ‘missionary awareness and commitment’, rooted in the grace of baptism.

More than a century later, Sagrada Familia gets building permit

Jun 10, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- After 137 years of ongoing construction, Barcelona's Sagrada Familia received a building permit Friday.

Katy Perry convent real estate drama reignites

Jun 10, 2019 - 03:28 pm .- Sister Rita Callanan, the last surviving member of the Order of the Most Holy and Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, has spoken out against Katy Perry following their extended legal battle over the sale of Callanan’s former convent.

Peoria bishop 'overjoyed' that Venerable Sheen's body will be transferred

Jun 10, 2019 - 02:51 pm .- The Diocese of Peoria has confirmed that the Archdiocese of New York has “indicated their willingness” to cooperate with the transfer of Venerable Fulton Sheen’s remains to Peoria, potentially clearing the way for the Illinois-born archbishop’s beatification.

Polish priest in stable condition after being stabbed before Mass

Jun 10, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- A Catholic priest in Wrocław is in stable condition after reportedly being stabbed before morning Mass on Monday, Polish sources are reporting.

Francis: Leaders who talk of peace but sell arms will face 'wrath of God'

Jun 10, 2019 - 11:08 am .- Discussing the Syrian civil war Monday, Pope Francis said God hears the cry of orphans and widows, and that his wrath will be visited on those who deal in arms trafficking while speaking of peace.

Zanchetta to stand trial in Argentina for sexual abuse of seminarians

Jun 10, 2019 - 09:30 am .- Bishop Gustavo Zanchetta has been criminally charged with sexually assaulting two seminarians before a court in Argentina.

New Vatican document says gender theory is 'cultural and ideological revolution'

Jun 10, 2019 - 08:35 am .- A Vatican department has issued a sweeping denunciation of so-called gender theory, and affirmed the principles of human dignity, difference, and complementarity.  

USCCB to discuss abuse crisis and future priorities at Baltimore meeting

Jun 10, 2019 - 07:33 am .- The U.S. bishops’ conference will convene in Baltimore this week, to discuss the ongoing clerical sexual abuse crisis, and to conduct the ongoing regular business of the organization. The meeting begins June 11.