Archive of June 18, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 18, 2019

Quebecois bishops: prohibition on religious garb will 'fuel fear and intolerance'

Jun 18, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The Canadian province of Quebec passed a law Sunday prohibiting future government employees “in positions of authority” from expressing their beliefs through religious symbols during office hours.

Church in Scotland urged to update sex abuse reporting and prevention protocols

Jun 18, 2019 - 04:11 pm .- A Scottish Catholic organization set up to prevent, report and audit allegations of sexual abuse within the Church can do even more to “rebuild trust” following the sex abuse scandals, an independent review board has found.

US Supreme Court will soon decide 'Peace Cross' First Amendment case

Jun 18, 2019 - 04:10 pm .- Before the month is out, the US Supreme Court is expected to issue its decision in an establishment clause case with the potential to create a new standard for dealing with problems related to religious liberty, religious symbols, and the relationship between religion and public life.

Eritrean Catholic Church denounces government seizure of health clinics

Jun 18, 2019 - 02:26 pm .- The Eritrean Catholic Church has criticized the government of the one-party state for seizing and closing its 22 health clinics throughout the country last week.

Mom, target of doxing state rep, calls for Sims’ censure

Jun 18, 2019 - 12:30 pm .- State Rep. Brian Sims is facing possible censure in the Pennsylvania legislature following his harassment and attempts to dox women and minors outside a Philadelphia abortion clinic last month.

Rosica resigns from Salt and Light after plagiarism scandal

Jun 18, 2019 - 11:20 am .- Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, has resigned as CEO of the Salt and Light Media Foundation, four months after reports emerged that the priest had plagiarized sections of texts in lectures, op-eds, scholarly articles, and other writings.

Vatican quashes rumors of Benedict XVI stroke

Jun 18, 2019 - 11:01 am .- Pope Benedict XVI is not dead and did not recently suffer a stroke, the Vatican confirmed on Tuesday.

International Youth Forum meets to continue work of Synod

Jun 18, 2019 - 07:45 am .- Nearly 250 young adults will meet in Rome this week for the International Youth Forum to discuss how best to implement ideas from the 2018 Synod of Bishops in their home dioceses.

Supreme Court gives second chance to Oregon cake bakers who declined same-sex wedding

Jun 18, 2019 - 12:20 am .- An Oregon bakery whose owners declined to make a cake celebrating a same-sex commitment ceremony will get another chance in court, after the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 17 ruling ordered lower courts to reconsider a massive fine and other penalties in light of a similar Colorado case.