Archive of July 10, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 10, 2019

Russian Orthodox Church considers ending blessings for nuclear weapons

Jul 10, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- The Russian Orthodox Church is debating an end to the practice of blessing large scale weapons, including nuclear missiles. 

UK parliament votes to legalize same-sex marriage, abortion in N Ireland

Jul 10, 2019 - 03:18 pm .- The British parliament voted Tuesday to legalize same-sex marriage and abortion in Northern Ireland –  a vote that will take effect only if the region's own legislature is not functional by Oct. 21.

Catholic school teacher fired for gay marriage sues Archdiocese of Indianapolis

Jul 10, 2019 - 02:05 pm .- A teacher at a Catholic school in Indianapolis whose contract was terminated due to his same-sex marriage is suing the Archdiocese of Indianapolis, one day after reaching a settlement with the school.

Australians debate merits of religious discrimination bill

Jul 10, 2019 - 01:19 pm .- The religious discrimination bill proposed by Australia's coalition government is being well received generally, though some conservative members of parliament have asked instead for a religious freedom bill.

Archbishop Kurtz announces cancer diagnosis, asks for prayers

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:15 pm .- Archbishop Joseph Kurtz requested prayers Wednesday as he announced that he has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and will soon undergo treatment.

Vatican to open tombs in connection with decades-old cold case

Jul 10, 2019 - 10:06 am .- Authorities will open two tombs in a cemetery on Vatican property Thursday in order to perform testing in connection with the unsolved disappearance of Emanuela Orlandi in June 1983.

Say Mass for Vincent Lambert, Paris archbishop tells priests

Jul 10, 2019 - 08:16 am .- The Archbishop of Paris, Michael Aupetit, has asked priests of his archdiocese to offer Mass for the intention of Vincent Lambert, the 42 year-old quadriplegic man nearing death in a French hospital after doctors withdrew food and water on Sunday.

Sistine Chapel Choir director ceases duties

Jul 10, 2019 - 06:33 am .- Fr. Massimo Palombella has ceased his position as director of the Sistine Chapel Choir, according to the Vatican. The music teacher had been under investigation for financial fraud.

Amid rise in gang violence, Irish archbishop calls for new temperance movement

Jul 10, 2019 - 12:18 am .- An archbishop in Northern Ireland has called for the reigniting of a “temperance movement” to address the problem of alcohol and drugs, in the wake of increasing gang violence in the country.

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