Archive of July 2, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 2, 2019

'The situation is dramatic': on the papal letter to Catholics in Germany

Jul 2, 2019 - 05:35 pm .- Monsignor Michael Fuchs, vicar general of the Diocese of Regensburg, has published a reflection on the letter Pope Francis has written to Catholics in Germany. Numbers provided in brackets are by Mons. Fuchs and refer to the original letter. Translated by Anian Christoph Wimmer from the original German as published by CNA Deutsch.

Chicago Tribune op-ed: Public schools can learn from Catholics in handling sex abuse

Jul 2, 2019 - 04:43 pm .- After an investigative series by the Chicago Tribune uncovered numerous cases of sexual abuse and cover-up in the city’s public schools, a local commentator is looking to the Archdiocese of Chicago as an example of putting safeguards for children into practice.

Analysis: New Vatican constitution to centralize power in state secretariat

Jul 2, 2019 - 03:15 pm .- A recent draft of a new Vatican consitution proposes a consolidation of power in Rome unprecedented in the modern era.

Doctors to remove nutrition from disabled Frenchman

Jul 2, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- Doctors have said they will begin to remove intravenous feeding tubes from Vincent Lambert, though his parents have asked international authorities to intervene to avoid the death of the man, who requires artificial life support due to a severe injury.

Gender identity protections good for the economy, companies tell SCOTUS

Jul 2, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- More than 200 businesses have asked the Supreme Court to recognize anti-discrimination protections on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation as good for business and the economy.

German homeschooling family granted custody while awaiting appeal

Jul 2, 2019 - 10:05 am .- A court in Germany has ruled that a homeschooling Christian couple may retain custody of their children as they await an appeal against the country’s compulsory school attendance law.

'Religious freedom is important for all of society,' Cardinal Dolan says

Jul 2, 2019 - 09:30 am .- Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York championed the importance of religious freedom at a patriotic-themed gathering in Utah on Sunday, appearing with religious leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Zimbabwe conference urges cooperation to fight human trafficking

Jul 2, 2019 - 12:22 am .- A recent conference in Zimbabwe encouraged government officials, church leaders and academics to work together to fight human trafficking.