Archive of July 15, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 15, 2019

HHS brings Protect Life Rule into effect

Jul 15, 2019 - 05:56 pm .- The Trump administration announced Monday evening that parts of the Protect Life Rule, which prohibits recipients of Title X family planning funds to refer or provide abortion services, will go into effect immediately.

Orange diocese to dedicate Christ Cathedral

Jul 15, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- The Diocese of Orange will dedicate its Christ Cathedral July 17 after a seven-year, $77-million renovation process.

Trump administration issues new asylum rules for southern border

Jul 15, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The Trump administration announced a new rule on Monday, changing the asylum application process along the U.S.-Mexco border.

Armed rebels threaten peace agreement in Central African Republic, bishop warns

Jul 15, 2019 - 02:45 pm .- Armed rebel groups are thwarting the prospects for success of the Central African Republic’s recent peace agreement, warned the president of the country’s Catholic bishops.

N Ireland bill legalizing abortion, gay marriage faces challenges in House of Lords

Jul 15, 2019 - 02:42 pm .- As the British parliament continues to consider a bill on Northern Ireland including amendments that would legalize abortion and same-sex marriage, a peeress from the region has warned the amendments are “not workable.”

Amid political uncertainty, Haitian bishops announce year of prayer

Jul 15, 2019 - 12:01 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Haiti have announced a year of prayer and adoration for the country, which continues to face heightened tensions and instability amid calls for President Jovenel Moise to resign.

Vatican draws attention to sacrifice of seafarers, requests prayers

Jul 15, 2019 - 11:49 am .- The prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development urged prayers Sunday for seafarers, fishermen, and maritime workers, by whose work some 90% of the world's goods are transported.

San Francisco auxiliary bishop, seminary rector, dies age 70

Jul 15, 2019 - 10:32 am .- Bishop Robert Christian, O.P., an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of San Francisco and rector of St. Patrick Seminary in Menlo Park, died in his sleep Thursday at his residence at the seminary.

Teens encounter Christ by serving homeless persons in DC

Jul 15, 2019 - 03:01 am .- It is an overcast day with threatening rain clouds overhead, but the mood in the basement of Holy Name of Jesus Church in Northeast Washington is downright sunny. Here, a group of Catholic teens are hard at work helping to prepare the “Holy Foods Market” food pantry for one of its monthly openings, and then later in the day they would make and distribute bagged lunches to some of DC’s homeless population.