Archive of June 28, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of June 28, 2019

Faith sustains wife of drowned migrant, bishop says

Jun 28, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- Tania Vanessa Ávalos, the wife and mother of the migrants who died trying to cross into the US this week, has found strength in faith and prayer amid her grief, the local bishop has said.

French court orders severely disabled man be disconnected from food, water

Jun 28, 2019 - 03:57 pm .- The highest civil court in France has ordered that food and water may be removed from a severely disabled man, who has been artificially fed and hydrated in a hospital in the country for over 10 years.

Supreme Court rejects case on abortion by dismemberment

Jun 28, 2019 - 02:45 pm .- The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will not hear a case regarding an Alabama law banning abortions by dismemberment, allowing a lower court ruling against the legislation to stand.  

Richmond diocese to stop naming buildings after bishops

Jun 28, 2019 - 02:44 pm .- In the wake of recent sexual abuse scandals throughout the U.S., the Diocese of Richmond has announced that it will no longer name buildings and institutions after clergymen and religious founders.

Chinese priests do not need to register with government, Vatican says

Jun 28, 2019 - 12:40 pm .- The Vatican issued new guidance for clergy in mainland China on Friday, addressing government requirements that they register with the Communist government. 

Second US Democratic debate discussed abortion, 'religious hypocrisy'

Jun 28, 2019 - 11:40 am .- Thursday’s Democratic presidential debate, the second in a series of debates that will continue until the 2020 primaries, featured discussion of religious hypocrisy and abortion among other matters.

‘The heart of the Church’s mission is prayer,’ Pope Francis says

Jun 28, 2019 - 09:00 am .- Pope Francis addressed 6,000 members of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network on the occasion of the 175th anniversary of its founding.

Religion in China: 'It’s never been worse than it is right now,' Congress hears

Jun 28, 2019 - 07:15 am .- At a congressional hearing on the worldwide persecution of Christians, religious freedom advocates warned Thursday of the plight of Christians in Asia and particularly in China, where the government is acting forcibly bring religion under Communist Party control.

Benedict XVI: The Church’s unity is stronger than internal conflicts

Jun 28, 2019 - 04:51 am .- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has said that the unity of the Church has always prevailed over internal struggles and affirmed that there is only one pope, according to an article published Friday.

People not politics: Pro-life groups unite to send aid to the border

Jun 28, 2019 - 03:02 am .- Reports of children with matted hair, inadequate sleep and no access to showers or clean clothes. A published photo of a father and his toddler daughter who drowned trying to reach the United States. Media reports in the last week painted a bleak picture of the unsafe and unsanitary conditions at the U.S.-Mexico border, worsened by overcrowding and underfunding.