Archive of July 9, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 9, 2019

Cardinal expresses concern as conditions worsen in Venezuela

Jul 9, 2019 - 10:01 pm .- Cardinal Baltazar Enrique Porras Cardozo said Monday that conditions in Venezuela continue to deteriorate under the country's socialist government.

Mother sues over missed Down syndrome diagnosis, says she would have aborted

Jul 9, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- The mother of a 4 year-old with Down syndrome is suing the National Health Service of the United Kingdom for what she claims was a failure to offer her a prenatal test for the disability.

Christmas, Bible controversies prompt VA policies for 'inclusive' religious liberty

Jul 9, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- New policies from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs permit religious literature, symbols, and displays at VA facilities in a way that protects the religious freedom of veterans and families while “ensuring inclusivity and nondiscrimination,” the department has said after some controversies over Christmas decorations, Christmas caroling, cards, and other religious displays.

Nicaraguan cardinal calls on OAS to speak with victims of nation's crisis

Jul 9, 2019 - 02:19 pm .- The Archbishop of Managua asked Sunday that the Organization of American States dialogue with the victims of Nicaragua's sociopolitical crisis.

Dominican Republic families demonstrate against gender ideology in education

Jul 9, 2019 - 01:58 pm .- Families in the Dominican Republic joined together July 4 for a national civic demonstration to protest a new Department of Education norm that establishes policies based on gender ideology.

'Never accept' separation of faith from political engagement, Chaput says

Jul 9, 2019 - 01:10 pm .- Christians are called to win the battle of ideas and values in secular society, Philadelphia Archbishop Charles Chaput said Tuesday.

Eritrean Catholic Church remains opposed to health facilities' closure

Jul 9, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- As the Eritrean government continues to seize and close Catholic healthcare sites throughout the country, the Church has denounced the intimidation used during the nationalization.

Detroit pastor, founder of accused priest support group, under investigation

Jul 9, 2019 - 12:00 pm .- A priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit who helped to found a nonprofit to support priests accused of abuse, has been temporarily removed from ministry and is the subject of a canonical investigation, the archdiocese has confirmed.

UK man booted from class over Christian beliefs wins appeal

Jul 9, 2019 - 11:58 am .- A UK appeals court has ruled in favor of a Christian man who was removed from a university course in 2016 for posting online that homosexuality is sinful.

California confession law dropped

Jul 9, 2019 - 08:00 am .- A California bill that would have required priests to violate the seal of confession has been withdrawn by its sponsor the day before it was to be debated in committee. 

Catholic woman with schizophrenia being held for blasphemy in Indonesia 

Jul 9, 2019 - 12:05 am .- A mentally ill woman who identified herself as a Catholic is being held for blasphemy in Indonesia after an incident last week in which she brought a dog to a mosque and did not remove her shoes inside.