Archive of June 26, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 26, 2019

Nicaraguan cardinal asks prayers that peace be the fruit of justice

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:13 pm .- The Archbishop of Managua encouraged the faithful Monday to pray so that peace in Nicaragua be the fruit of justice.

'Sister Strike' nominated for Best Viral Sports Moment

Jun 26, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Maybe it’s the signature bump of the baseball off her bicep before pitching the perfect curve ball. Maybe it’s that she does it all in a full black and white habit with a beaming smile on her face.

Chilean diocese concerned for Venezuelan migrants at border crossing

Jun 26, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- The Diocese of San Marcos de Arica expressed Monday its concern over the humanitarian conditions of hundreds of people, mostly Venezuelans, held up at the Chacalluta border crossing between Peru and Chile.

‘Hear victims, treat the whole problem,’ human trafficking conference told

Jun 26, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- Human trafficking survivors shared their stories of abuse and oppression before an audience on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, kicking off a day of education and advocacy in the U.S. Congress.

Abortion is key issue for 2020 voters, new poll says

Jun 26, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- The study, conducted by Monmouth University, found that over a third of respondents rated abortion as either the “most important” or a “very important” issue for the next presidential election.

After forced abortion threat, disability advocate says support is key to fight eugenics

Jun 26, 2019 - 01:10 pm .- In the face of an increasingly ‘eugenic’ mentality toward people with disabilities in Europe -- exemplified in the recent overturned forced abortion case -- a Catholic disability expert says parishes should be looking at how to further support people with disabilities and their families.

Eritrean Catholics dedicate Apostles' Fast to pray over clinics' closure

Jun 26, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- The head of the Eritrean Catholic Church has called for the Church's faithful to observe the current fasting season in response to the government's seizure and closing of 22 Church-run health clinics earlier this month.

House passes emergency border funding, Trump threatens veto

Jun 26, 2019 - 11:00 am .- The House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday night to provide emergency funding for the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. 

Pope Francis 'profoundly saddened' at image of drowned migrant father and daughter

Jun 26, 2019 - 08:00 am .- Pope Francis expressed his ‘immense sadness’ upon seeing the image of the migrant father and child who drowned in their attempt to cross the Rio Grande, a Vatican spokesman said Wednesday.

Religious freedom laws 'more necessary than ever,' Congress hears

Jun 26, 2019 - 07:00 am .- The House Committee on Education and Labor heard testimony June 25 on the Do No Harm Act, a proposed measure to limit the application of landmark religious freedom legislation. 

Pope Francis: There is no room for selfishness in Christian life

Jun 26, 2019 - 03:00 am .- Pope Francis said Wednesday that there is no room for selfishness in the Christian life, pointing to the example of the lives of the early Christians in the Acts of the Apostles.

Venezuelan bishops: Country's plight requires new president

Jun 26, 2019 - 12:39 am .- Meeting June 21 with Michelle Bachelet, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, the Venezuelan Bishops' Conference stressed that the solution to the country’s social and political crisis requires electing a new president.