Archive of July 11, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 11, 2019

Rise in crimes against churches in France shock faithful, prompt reflection

Jul 11, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- Vandalism, theft, arson and other increasing attacks on churches in France have led to debates about their causes, amid shock to the community, questions bout the perpetrators, and debates over what the attacks might mean about French culture and the place of Christianity.

Teacher fired for abortion rights social media posts sues Catholic school in SC

Jul 11, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- A teacher at a Catholic school in South Carolina whose contract was not renewed because of her posts on Facebook in support of abortion rights is now suing the school, claiming that her First Amendment rights have been violated.

Ariz. Catholic agency hopes to house asylum seekers in unused detention center

Jul 11, 2019 - 05:17 pm .- A Catholic agency in Tucson, Arizona is hoping to transform an unused portion of a juvenile detention center into housing facilities for immigrants seeking asylum.

Colombian bishop to bless entire city to counter violence

Jul 11, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- Bishop Rubén Darío Jaramillo Montoya of Buenaventura will perform blessings throughout his cathedral city Saturday, hoping to counter it's extreme violence, including kidnappings and murders.

Va. legislature ends gun session, after bishops had hoped for 'genuine discussions'

Jul 11, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- The Virginia legislature adjourned Tuesday a special session called by the governor after fewer than two hours. The session was meant to consider gun control bills, and the state's bishops had earlier expressed hope for dialogue.

Court denies stay against Title X Protect Life Rule

Jul 11, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that a new Title X rule banning organizations in reciept of funds from co-locating with abortion facilties can go into effect.

Raids on undocumented migrants to go ahead, Trump announces

Jul 11, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- Planned raids to detain and deport thousands of undocumented immigrants will go ahead after a postponement of several weeks, the Trump administration has announced.

Congress hears testimony on 'Kids in cages' at the border

Jul 11, 2019 - 11:15 am .- Members of Congress heard testimony on Wednesday about harsh conditions in migrant detention facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border, including from a bereaved migrant mother whose infant child became sick in detention and eventually died.

Vatican tomb investigation uncovers empty graves

Jul 11, 2019 - 10:35 am .- The opening of two tombs on Vatican property revealed both graves to be completely empty, providing no answers in the unsolved disappearance of an Italian girl 36 years ago, the Vatican reported Thursday.

Finalizing HHS rule on 'hidden abortion' charges is urgent, senator says

Jul 11, 2019 - 09:00 am .- Senator Cindy Hyde-Smith insisted that bringing in a new rule to end hidden abortion costs in insurance policies is a matter of "urgency."

St. Benedict Church in Rome celebrates feast with 40 hour adoration vigil

Jul 11, 2019 - 05:45 am .- Before St. Benedict left for Subiaco, he studied in Rome, where today there is a little-known chapel built on the site believed to be his former residence.

Vincent Lambert dies after removal of food and water

Jul 11, 2019 - 03:34 am .- Vincent Lambert, a 42 year-old quadriplegic man, died in a French hospital Thursday morning, more than one week after doctors withdrew his food and water.

APA launches task force to reduce stigma of 'ethical' polyamorous relationships

Jul 11, 2019 - 02:57 am .- People who practice consensual polygamy are the focus of a special task force recently launched by the American Psychological Association, which said it is seeking to reduce the “stigmatization” of the “marginalized” group.

Ohio bill would introduce fetal development into school curriculum

Jul 11, 2019 - 12:42 am .- A recently introduced bill in Ohio would add scientific information about the development of the unborn child to the state’s public and charter school curriculum.