Archive of July 8, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 8, 2019

Venezuelan bishops condemn death of naval captain while in custody

Jul 8, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The Venezuelan bishops' justice and peace commission have condemned the death in custody of Rafael Acosta Arévalo, a naval captain who was arrested over an alleged assassination plot against president Nicolas Maduro.

Japan awards priest for promoting friendship in Africa through judo

Jul 8, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- A Capuchin Franciscan priest from Northern Ireland who spent 50 years on mission in Zambia has been awarded one of Japan’s highest honors for his promotion of judo in Africa.

Thousands of Irish pro-lifers rally in Dublin, say abortion law must go

Jul 8, 2019 - 04:51 pm .- An estimated 10,000 Irish pro-life advocates attended the first major pro-life rally and march in Ireland since the country implemented permissive abortion legislation, with speakers emphasizing their determination to continue working to restore legal protections for unborn children.

Federal judge temporarily halts Ohio's 'heartbeat abortion' law

Jul 8, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- An Ohio law banning abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat was temporarily blocked by a federal judge July 3, a week before it was set to take effect.

N Ireland bishops denounce 'undemocratic' attempt to expand abortion

Jul 8, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- Bishops in Northern Ireland have spoken out against amendments to a bill in the British parliament that would liberalize abortion provision in the region, bypassing its self-governance.

Former US ambassador to Holy See to chair new human rights commission

Jul 8, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- Mary Ann Glendon, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See, will head a new human rights advisory body to the U.S. State Department, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday

Holy See waives diplomatic immunity for accused nuncio to France

Jul 8, 2019 - 11:07 am .- The Holy See has announced it has revoked the diplomatic immunity of the apostolic nuncio to France, Archbishop Luigi Ventura, clearing the way for the diplomat to face criminal charges in that country.

Pope Francis names women members of consecrated life congregation

Jul 8, 2019 - 11:03 am .- Pope Francis Monday appointed 23 new members of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life, among them six women religious superior generals and one head of a women’s secular institute.

Catholic foster child can attend Protestant school, Irish judge rules

Jul 8, 2019 - 10:00 am .- A judge in Ireland has decided that a Catholic girl in foster care can attend a Protestant Church of Ireland school, even though the girl was raised Catholic and her parents objected to her attending the school. 

Illinois lawmakers aim to repeal parental notification for minors' abortions

Jul 8, 2019 - 09:10 am .- The move follows the enactment of a state law recognizing a “fundamental right” to abortion in the state.

Pope Francis: Migrants are people, not just a social issue

Jul 8, 2019 - 04:56 am .- Pope Francis called Monday for an end to the rhetoric which views migrants as something ‘other,’ saying they are human beings and among those Christ has commanded his disciples to love and assist.