Archive of June 12, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 12, 2019

Maine governor signs bill legalizing assisted suicide

Jun 12, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- Maine became the latest state to legalize physician-assisted suicide Wednesday as Gov. Janet Mills (D) signed LD 1313 into law.

Cities, states ask courts to block HHS conscience protections before taking effect

Jun 12, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Santa Clara County, California is the latest entity to ask a federal judge to block a new rule from the Department of Health and Human Services designed to protect the conscience rights of healthcare workers.

US bishops authorize reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases

Jun 12, 2019 - 05:04 pm .- The US bishops voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to authorize a national third-party system for victims confidentially to report cases of abuse by bishops in violation of Vos estis lux mundi.

Colo. baker sued a third time, for refusal to make cake signifying gender transition

Jun 12, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Jack Phillips, a Christian cake baker based in Colorado, is being sued for a third time for declining to make a cake that expresses messages contrary to his religious beliefs.

Meet the new bishops in the USCCB

Jun 12, 2019 - 03:48 pm .- At the US Conference of Catholic Bishops' biannual assemblies, new members of the US episcopate are announced, to much applause. CNA spoke to the newest members of the USCCB to find out what it’s like to be the new kid on the block.

Notre-Dame's first Mass since fire to be said Saturday

Jun 12, 2019 - 03:28 pm .- The first Mass in Notre-Dame de Paris since the cathedral's April fire will be said Saturday evening in a side chapel that houses the crown of thorns.

Nicaraguan cardinal withholds judgement on amnesty law

Jun 12, 2019 - 02:13 pm .- The results of a Nicaraguan law granting amnesty to both anti-government activists and security forces will determine whether the legislation is good for the country, the Archbishop of Managua has said.

Fr. Augustus Tolton, former African American slave, advances toward sainthood

Jun 12, 2019 - 05:03 am .- Fr. Augustus Tolton advanced along the path to sainthood Wednesday, making the runaway slave-turned-priest one step closer to being the first black American saint.

Pope Francis: Unity is in the 'DNA' of Christian community

Jun 12, 2019 - 04:15 am .- An essential characteristic of Christian community is its unity in diversity, and the freedom this gives to Christians to come alive as witnesses of Christ, Pope Francis said Wednesday.