Archive of July 3, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 3, 2019

Chinese officials crack down on religious funerals, weddings

Jul 3, 2019 - 06:09 pm .- As the Communist Party of China continues to tighten its grip on the regulation of religion and religious activity, a human rights group is reporting that officials are disrupting religious rites and ceremonies such as funerals and weddings that take place outside of church buildings.

NY archdiocese suit says insurers can't dodge duties, as abuse claims loom

Jul 3, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- After a New York law temporarily allowed alleged victims of past sexual abuse to file lawsuits that had been barred by legal time limits, the New York archdiocese has filed a lawsuit against 31 insurance companies, charging that many intend to limit or deny insurance claims.

US bishops commend Supreme Court's 2020 census decision

Jul 3, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- The US bishops on Tuesday applauded the Supreme Court's recent decision blocking the inclusion of a citizenship question on the 2020 census under the reasons proffered by the Commerce Department.

Are economic sanctions on Iran just?

Jul 3, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- As some observes warn that sanctions on Iran are beginning to restrict the availability of daily necessities, questions have arisen about the justice and proper limits of such measures.

Bishops received money from, and complaints about, Bransfield, report says

Jul 3, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- Allegations of financial impropriety against former Wheeling-Charleston Bishop Michael Bransfield went unheeded for years, according to a new report.

End 'hidden abortion surcharge' in Affordable Care Act, lawmakers tell HHS

Jul 3, 2019 - 11:00 am .- Over 125 members of Congress and other pro-life leaders have asked the Trump administration to clarify how abortion coverage is listed in healthcare plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Pope Francis gives relic of St. Peter's bones to Orthodox patriarch

Jul 3, 2019 - 10:50 am .- Pope Francis gave unexpectedly a reliquary containing what are believed to be bone fragments of St. Peter to Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew, an ecumenical gesture that has generated controversy among some Catholics.

'Priests in the Park' offer public witness of confession, Catholicism in Michigan

Jul 3, 2019 - 03:21 am .- Dog walkers, bike riders, joggers, and Catholics priests hearing confession - most of these things you can find in any given park on any given summer day. But one of these things is not like the others.

Chilean diocese announces solidarity campaign for migrants at border

Jul 3, 2019 - 12:03 am .- The migration ministry in the Diocese of Arica, Chile has announced an aid campaign for the hundreds of migrants facing desperate conditions at a border crossing in the northern part of the country.