Archive of June 20, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 20, 2019

North Mexican state rejects attempt to redefine marriage

Jun 20, 2019 - 06:40 pm .- On Tuesday, the legislature in the state of Sinaloa in northern Mexico rejected a bill which sought to redefine marriage.

Bishops mark World Refugee Day amid 'biggest migratory crisis since WWII'

Jun 20, 2019 - 03:35 pm .- Today, on World Refugee Day, the world marks the highest number of forcibly displaced people in nearly 70 years. In their statement marking the day, the U.S. bishops said “the world is embroiled in the biggest migratory crisis since World War II with more than 25 million refugees around the world.”

Indianapolis archbishop revokes Jesuit prep school's Catholic identity

Jun 20, 2019 - 01:49 pm .- The Archdiocese of Indianapolis announced Thursday that a local Jesuit high school will no longer be recognized as a Catholic school, due to a disagreement about the employment of a teacher who attempted to contract a same-sex marriage.

Family Research Council president elected to chair religious freedom commission

Jun 20, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The president of a Christian political advocacy and lobbying group has been elected to serve as chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Amid Uganda Ebola scare, Catholic aid group is ready to help

Jun 20, 2019 - 11:50 am .- Catholic Relief Services is monitoring the health situation in Uganda, following two confirmed deaths from the Ebola virus.

Catholic governor signs law enshrining abortion access

Jun 20, 2019 - 11:00 am .- Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed the Reproductive Privacy Act on Wednesday. The act codifies the Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into state law.

May cooler heads prevail regarding Iran, US bishops plead

Jun 20, 2019 - 10:36 am .- The US must avoid war with Iran and instead pursue dialogue and engagement, the chair of the US bishops' committee on international justice and peace wrote Tuesday amid escalating tensions between the nations.

Peace Cross can stay, Supreme Court rules

Jun 20, 2019 - 09:00 am .- In a 7-2 decision, the court ruled in the case American Legion v. American Humanist Association that the Bladensburg Peace Cross does not violate the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and can remain on public land and be maintained by public funds.

Disgraced ex-cardinal ‘Mr. McCarrick’ remains at Kansas friary, one year later

Jun 20, 2019 - 04:00 am .- One year after credible allegations of sex abuse of a minor led to his public disgrace, the 88-year-old Theodore McCarrick is no longer a cardinal of the Catholic Church, no longer an archbishop, and no longer a cleric. He continues to reside at a Franciscan friary in Kansas, perhaps indefinitely.

Mexican bishops meet with President López Obrador on peace, migration

Jun 20, 2019 - 12:39 am .- A delegation from the Mexican Bishops' Conference met June 17 with the president of Mexico, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, discussing the coutnry’s migration crisis and efforts to establish peace.