Archive of June 14, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 14, 2019

Lead by example, not documents, Vatican abuse expert tells Polish bishops

Jun 14, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- As the Catholic Church in Poland continues to respond to sex abuse by clergy, Archbishop Charles Scicluna, a leading Vatican expert on prosecuting sex crimes under church law, attended the bishops’ plenary assembly to discuss child and youth protection.

Pro-life leader: All-time high abortion rate in UK shows society has failed women, children

Jun 14, 2019 - 06:32 pm .- More than 200,000 UK women received an abortion in 2018, setting an all-time high rate of abortion in England and Wales.

Ecuadorian bishops lament court's recognition of same-sex marriage

Jun 14, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The Ecuadorian bishops' conference expressed Thursday their rejection of the recognition of same-sex marriage by the Constitutional Court, and recalled that a marriage is comprised of one man and one woman.

St Louis University: employee who signed abortion rights letter apologized, retracted support

Jun 14, 2019 - 05:12 pm .- A group of 180 business leaders this week signed an open letter, published June 10 as a full-page advertisement in the New York Times and online, in support of abortion rights and declaring abortion restrictions “bad for business.”

Liberian priest's wide-ranging accusations against two bishops include sexual harassment

Jun 14, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Liberian Church leaders have visited the Vatican after a priest claimed to have been mentally and psychologically abused by two bishops, reportedly in retaliation against him for refusing sexual relations.

Should Catholics attend 'pride' events?

Jun 14, 2019 - 03:50 pm .- On June 1, Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence tweeted that Catholics should not attend Pride events during the month of June, which is commemorated as “Pride Month” throughout the United States.

What’s going to bring the ‘nones’ back to the Church?

Jun 14, 2019 - 02:49 pm .- As the U.S. bishops gathered in Baltimore this week, primarily to vote on proposals to respond to the clergy abuse crisis, another crisis loomed large with no easy solutions—how to evangelize the “nones,” or people with no religious affiliation.

Vatican’s doctrinal office expected to release document on gender theory

Jun 14, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- The Vatican’s doctrinal office is preparing a document which will address Church teaching and the anthropology of the human person in the context of so-called gender theory, according to a Vatican official.

Chilean auxiliary bishop-elect steps down after controversial statements

Jun 14, 2019 - 11:32 am .- Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Fr. Carlos Eugenio Irarrázaval Errazuriz as auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Santiago de Chile. Irarrázaval was criticized last month for some polemical statements about the Jewish people.

Analysis: 'Job begun' not 'job done' in Baltimore

Jun 14, 2019 - 10:21 am .- The passage of several worthy policy documents to one side, there is much work left for the bishops to do after the USCCB meeting in Baltimore.

Vatican Secretary of State marks 25 years of diplomatic relations with Israel

Jun 14, 2019 - 06:56 am .- Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin marked the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Israel by calling for a shared commitment to religious freedom and combatting anti-Semitism.

Illinois bishops oppose abortion law, disagree on Communion for pro-choice lawmakers

Jun 14, 2019 - 04:00 am .- While two Illinois bishops are unified in their strong opposition to the state’s new abortion law, they differ on the question of prohibiting to receive Holy Communion the Catholic state legislators who led the effort for the bill’s passage.