Archive of June 21, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 21, 2019

Drone strikes and proportionality: What is 'just war?'

Jun 21, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- President Trump said Thursday that he cancelled a military strike because it was not "proportional," a concept rooted in just war theory. CNA spoke to two theologians about how proporitonality applies in modern conflicts. 

Wis. Catholic Conference dismayed by veto of abortion bills

Jun 21, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- As the Democratic Governor of Wisconsin vetoed Friday four bills regulating abortion, Catholics in the state expressed disappointment with the decision.

The ‘dire’ border crisis continues as federal funds run out fast

Jun 21, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Amid of a surge of migrants, many of them minors, seeking to cross the U.S.-Mexico border, federal officials have called for emergency funding to address a growing humanitarian crisis. While reports differ, budget constraints have led to cuts to legal aid and educational programs for detained migrant youths.

UK court orders forced abortion for disabled woman

Jun 21, 2019 - 11:15 am .- A British judge has authorized doctors to perform an abortion on a pregnant Catholic woman with developmental disabilities and a mood disorder, despite the objections of the woman’s mother and the woman herself. The woman is 22 weeks pregnant.

In final decision, Missouri health department denies license to Planned Parenthood

Jun 21, 2019 - 10:50 am .- Missouri’s health department on Friday rejected a license renewal request from a Planned Parenthood clinic in St. Louis, the last remaining abortion clinic in the state.

Planned Parenthood to lose $60 million after Title X ruling

Jun 21, 2019 - 07:30 am .- The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that new Title X rules, that prohibit funds from going to clinics that perform abortions or provide abortion referrals, can go into effect.

In Naples, Pope Francis calls for theological dialogue with Islam, Judaism

Jun 21, 2019 - 06:39 am .- In Naples Friday Pope Francis delivered a speech calling for theological dialogue with Islam and Judaism in pontifical universities as part of “a theology of dialogue and acceptance.”

Nigerian leaders honor deceased bishop as servant, peacemaker

Jun 21, 2019 - 12:14 am .- At a funeral earlier this month, Nigerian religious and political leaders paid tribute to Bishop Kevin Aje of Sokoto, well-known as a role model who worked for peace in the country.