Archive of June 19, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 19, 2019

Bishops decry introduction of assisted suicide, euthanasia in Australian state

Jun 19, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The four Latin rite ordinaries in Victoria have written a pastoral letter denouncing the state's “new, and deeply troubling chapter of health care,” as voluntary euthanasia and assisted suicide became legal Wednesday.

Botched abortions at Missouri's last abortion clinic raise questions

Jun 19, 2019 - 05:49 pm .- In a legal battle over the closure of Missouri’s last functioning Planned Parenthood, state health department officials cited four botched abortions as part of the reason that they do not want to renew the clinic’s license, according to reports from the AP.

Analysis: One year after McCarrick, what's next for the Church?

Jun 19, 2019 - 04:20 pm .- Exactly one year after revelations about the sexual abuse of then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick were made public, the Church in the U.S. remains in a state of serious scandal, and Catholics remain angry and discouraged. But what’s next for the Church - what happens after McCarrick - depends as much on the decisions of ordinary Catholics as it does on the policy decisions of the U.S. bishops.

One year since the McCarrick allegations: A CNA timeline

Jun 19, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- June 20 marks one year since the announcement that credible allegations of sexual abuse had been raised against then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

House Democrats pass appropriations bill with Hyde Amendment intact

Jun 19, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The House of Representatives passed a combination appropriations bill on Wednesday afternoon that renews the Hyde Amendment, preventing federal Medicaid funds from being used for abortions.

Venezuelan bishops concerned by risk of emigrant trafficking

Jun 19, 2019 - 02:32 pm .- The Venezuelan bishops have expressed their concern for the risks to which Venezuelan emigrants, especially women, are exposed. More than 4 million Venezuelans have emigrated since 2015.

'Transgender' track rules violate Title IX, ADF says

Jun 19, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The governing body for high school sports in Connecticut is facing a federal complaint after allowing male students to compete in female events.

Pentecost pilgrimages in France, Middle East link Catholics in prayer

Jun 19, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- Catholics walked through Syria’s Wadi al-Nasara, or “Valley of the Christians,” this Pentecost, praying the rosary, alternating between the Arabic and French prayers for each decade.

Efforts to ease tensions over Orange walks in Glasgow

Jun 19, 2019 - 11:16 am .- Some figures in the Catholic Church and Protestant loyalist groups in Scotland are seeking to reach a compromise regarding Protestant marches passing by Catholic churches.

California bishops call Catholics to 'ecological spirituality'

Jun 19, 2019 - 10:26 am .- On the fourth anniversary of Laudato Si’, the bishops of California challenged the community to grow in an “ecological conversion” that respects God, man, and creation.

Families are a radical witness to hope in modern society, Archbishop Gomez says

Jun 19, 2019 - 07:30 am .- The Christian family must become a “radical” sign against a climate of despair and isolation Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles said Tuesday.

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit unites the Church, despite sin and scandal

Jun 19, 2019 - 03:15 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Holy Spirit unites and grows the Church despite human limitations, sins and scandal.

Mexican bishops: The violence must end

Jun 19, 2019 - 12:06 am .- Catholic leaders in Mexico have spoken out against continuing violence in the country and called on governmental authorities to focus on ending the violence and establishing stability and peace.