Archive of June 17, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 17, 2019

Analysis: How will the USCCB vote in first elections since McCarrick scandal?

Jun 17, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- While the spring meeting of the U.S. bishops’ conference has only just concluded, some bishops are already looking to the election of new conference officers at their November meeting. While the elections are still five months away, bishops are already discussing their options - particularly in light of the scandal the Church in the U.S. has faced in the last year.

German doctors fined for abortion ads

Jun 17, 2019 - 05:29 pm .- Two German doctors were fined Friday for abortion advertisements which described how the procedure is carried out.

Christian leaders call for dialogue, end to violence in Hong Kong

Jun 17, 2019 - 04:17 pm .- Hundreds of thousands of protestors in Hong Kong are continuing to demonstrate against the government's plans to allow extraditions to mainland China— a plan which as of Saturday has been indefinitely suspended.

Hong Kong extradition bill could further endanger Christians, advocates say

Jun 17, 2019 - 03:52 pm .- Though a proposed change to extradition laws in Hong Kong is on hold for now, Christian leaders and advocacy groups are continuing to speak out, warning that under the proposal those in Hong Kong who support Chinese Christians could be unjustly brought to mainland China for trial.

Paris archbishop at Mass: Notre-Dame exists to be a place of worship

Jun 17, 2019 - 03:10 pm .- During Saturday's Mass in a side chapel of Notre-Dame de Paris, the cathedral's first since its April fire, Archbishop Michel Aupetit emphasized that the church is no mere cultural heritage of France, but is meant for the worship of God.

Forum forms women in leadership, dignity, faith

Jun 17, 2019 - 11:30 am .- The 2019 GIVEN Catholic Young Women’s Leadership Forum, which met last week, convened more than 100 professional Catholic women in Washington, DC, to discuss faith, vocation, dignity, and leadership.

Guam's Catholics oppose governor's plan to expand abortion

Jun 17, 2019 - 11:01 am .- Catholics in Guam have organized a prayer rally to protest the territorial governor's plan to recruit a doctor willing to perform abortions, after the retirement of the island's last abortion doctor.

Polish priest ordained after cancer diagnosis dies

Jun 17, 2019 - 10:25 am .- A young Polish priest who was ordained last month following a terminal cancer diagnosis has died, his community announced Monday.

Amazon Synod to consider possible ordination of married men

Jun 17, 2019 - 07:30 am .- The working document for the special assembly of the Synod of Bishops for the Pan-amazonian region, released Monday, recommends study of the possibility of ordaining married men in remote areas for the priesthood.

Meet the bishop who weaves Gospel verses, art, and Tolkien into his ministry

Jun 17, 2019 - 03:01 am .- There are bishops who may or may not tweet with any regularity, and then there’s “Amigo de Frodo”, who provides daily Gospel verses, bits of art and literature, and maybe a Lord of the Rings quote or two at a Confirmation: Bishop Daniel Flores of Brownsville.