Archive of June 11, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 11, 2019

Judge issues injunction to keep MO abortion clinic open another two weeks

Jun 11, 2019 - 08:01 pm .- Judge Michael F. Stelzer of Missouri Circuit Court in St. Louis granted the city’s Planned Parenthood clinic a preliminary injunction Monday, allowing the state’s only abortion clinic to remain open until June 21, despite the state’s initial refusal to renew its license to perform abortions.

US religious freedom ambassador laments widespread silence on Uyghurs

Jun 11, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- Islamic countries should be more vocal in criticizing China's mistreatment of the Uyghurs, a Muslim ethnoreligious group, the US ambassador-at-large for International Religious Freedom said Monday.

Analysis: The laity - the who and the how in sexual abuse reform

Jun 11, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- Two major themes emerged at the USCCB Tuesday: a desire to see a defined role for laity in the process of handling accusations against a bishop and the need for a clear distinction between sexual abuse and sexual misconduct more broadly.

Church must be present to migrants and refugees, USCCB leaders say

Jun 11, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- The Church needs to be present to migrants and refugees in the U.S. who are facing detention or deportation, and cannot be “invisible,” U.S. bishops said on the first day of their annual spring meeting in Baltimore, Md. on Tuesday.

Mexican bishops concerned by US-Mexico immigration agreement

Jun 11, 2019 - 03:03 pm .- The Mexican bishops' conference expressed its concern Monday about the immigration and tariffs agreement reached between the governments of the United States and Mexico.

L.A. archdiocese reiterates support for religious sisters in convent dispute

Jun 11, 2019 - 02:12 pm .- After a story in the New York Post sparked new interest the drama of a years-long legal dispute involving Katy Perry and the sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has reiterated their support for the care and well-being of the sisters.

US bishops open debate on abuse reforms

Jun 11, 2019 - 11:35 am .- On the morning of the first day of the USCCB’s General Assembly in Baltimore, discussion began on three proposals to improve episcopal accountability.

Nuncio recommends synodality, 'walking together' to US bishops

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:54 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops 2019 Spring General Assembly kicked off in Baltimore Tuesday with a brief address from USCCB President Cardinal Daniel DiNardo and a message from Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, explaining the rationale for the Vatican’s cancelation of votes last November.

Lay advisers urge US bishops to press for release of McCarrick documents

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:24 am .- Advisory bodies to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops called Tuesday for the bishops to urge the Holy See to make public all documentation related to the misconduct of Theodore McCarrick, in accord with canon and civil law.

Order of Malta leader restricts use of extraordinary form within order

Jun 11, 2019 - 09:01 am .- The recently installed head of the Knights of Malta directed Monday that all liturgical ceremonies within the community must use the ordinary, and not the extraordinary, form of the Roman rite.

Catholic 'gender theory' document: clarity for a wounded, oversexed culture?

Jun 11, 2019 - 03:01 am .- Catholic commentators have welcomed a Vatican document warning that gender theory is a cultural and ideological revolution that undermines both human dignity and the right understandings of sexual difference and complementarity, though the document was not without its critics.