Archive of June 27, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 27, 2019

Pope gives chaplains of sailors same faculties as Missionaries of Mercy

Jun 27, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- In a meeting with the Apostleship of the Sea on Thursday, Pope Francis emphasized the importance of mercy, and said he was giving sea chaplains the same expansive faculties he had given to the Missionaries of Mercy.

Pope Francis encourages unity in the fight against world hunger

Jun 27, 2019 - 06:07 pm .- Pope Francis said Thursday that world hunger must be addressed by all nations and encouraged the cooperation of individuals, governments, and businesses.

Spanish bishops offer collaboration with attorney general in abuse investigation

Jun 27, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The spokesman for the Spanish bishops' conference has expressed the desire of the Church in Spain to collaborate with the attorney general's office, after the publication of a report accusing the bishops of opacity in the identification of sexual abuse.

Fulton Sheen's remains arrive in Peoria; sainthood cause resumes

Jun 27, 2019 - 04:20 pm .- Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s remains have been transferred from the Archdiocese of New York to Peoria, Illinois, after three years of litigation, clearing the way for the former archbishop’s sainthood cause to go forward.

The European Union and religious liberty: progress or indifference?

Jun 27, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Despite European Union guidelines and the work of a special envoy for religious freedom and belief, the state of religious freedom inside and outside of Europe at times seems to be worsening, not improving.

Democratic candidates tout abortion credentials in first debate

Jun 27, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- Taxpayer funding for abortions is a matter of “justice” for men and women Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro said during the first Democratic primary debate Wednesday. 

New Ulm diocese reaches $34m settlement with victims of clergy sex abuse

Jun 27, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- The Diocese of New Ulm announced Wednesday it has reached a $34 million settlement with victims of clerical sexual abuse.

Global Rosary Relay aims at 1 billion Hail Marys for priests

Jun 27, 2019 - 01:19 pm .- The Global Rosary Relay aims to have 1 billion Hail Marys said for the sanctification of priests June 28, the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Iraqi Christians face uncertain future, U.S. Ambassador for Religious Freedom says

Jun 27, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- The security of Christians in Northern Iraq remains “tenuous” and will require close attention in the future, the State Department’s religious freedom Ambassador Sam Brownback told members of Congress on Thursday.

Suicide rate in prisons raises alarm, calls for change

Jun 27, 2019 - 11:04 am .- With suicide rates remaining high in the United States’ prison system, civil advocates are raising concerns regarding the treatment of inmates.

No evidence that Notre-Dame fire was intentional, investigators say

Jun 27, 2019 - 10:28 am .- An initial investigation into the devastating fire that consumed much of Notre-Dame cathedral in April has found no signs of criminal action behind the blaze, French officials said Wednesday.

Pope could see final draft of new curial constitution by September

Jun 27, 2019 - 10:22 am .- Pope Francis could receive a final draft of a new constitution for the Roman curia as soon as September, according to the secretary of the pope’s Council of Cardinal Advisors. 

France’s mandatory teen service program draws serious religious freedom concerns

Jun 27, 2019 - 03:17 am .- France’s soon-to-be mandatory Universal National Service program for teens has drawn serious religious freedom concerns, with critics noting that the program prohibits religious symbols, does not allow conscripts to leave for religious services, and fails to accommodate religious dietary restrictions.

North Dakota abortion clinic files suit against state requirements 

Jun 27, 2019 - 12:11 am .- North Dakota’s sole abortion clinic, located in Fargo, is filing a lawsuit against two state laws that it claims force doctors to present false information, and is asking a judge to block the laws’ enforcement.