Archive of July 18, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 18, 2019

Mexican bishop considers life sentence for 'El Chapo' to be just

Jul 18, 2019 - 11:01 pm .- The bishop of one of Mexico's most violent areas has said that Wednesday's sentencing of drug lord Joaquín Guzmán Loera to life in prison plus 30 years is proper and prudent.

Villanova historian says Chaput, Cordileone, and Strickland are ‘devout schismatics’

Jul 18, 2019 - 06:35 pm .- A Church historian at Philadelphia’s Villanova University has said three U.S. bishops are “devout schismatics” who try to diminish the authority of Pope Francis.

UK is 'hijacking' N Ireland on abortion, bishops say

Jul 18, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- The bishops of Northern Ireland noted their alarm Wednesday at the British parliament's passage of a bill that will legalize abortion and same-sex marriage in the region, highlighting the value of human life and the importance of devolution.

New study suggests link between autism and gender dysphoria

Jul 18, 2019 - 05:30 pm .- A new study suggests a link between autism, autistic traits, and identifying as transgender or non-binary, raising new questions about the growing use of so-called “gender transition” procedures as a treatment for gender dysphoria.

Religious persecution is a global problem, Pence and Pompeo tell Ministerial

Jul 18, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- Religious persecution is a concern for the entire global community, Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a religious freedom gathering on Thursday.

Ebola outbreak in DRC an international health emergency, WHO declares

Jul 18, 2019 - 04:26 pm .- The nearly year-long Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has reached the level of an international health emergency, the World Health Organization declared yesterday.

Priests and sisters arrested with protestors at immigration demonstration on Capitol Hill

Jul 18, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- A group of Catholics were arrested at the Russell Senate Building on Capitol Hill on Thursday during a peaceful protest organized as a “Catholic Day of Action.”

Wheeling-Charleston Diocese launches new financial accountability plan

Jul 18, 2019 - 03:22 pm .- In the wake of reports of financial and sexual misconduct on the part of former Bishop Michael Bransfield, the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston in West Virginia announced several new financial policies and procedures for increased transparency.

UK government considering sanctions for religious freedom violators

Jul 18, 2019 - 10:03 am .- UK Ambassador to the Holy See Sally Axworthy said this week that the UK government will consider a recommendation to impose sanctions on foreign governments that violate religious freedom.

University spiritual life dean appointed Des Moines bishop

Jul 18, 2019 - 04:10 am .- Pope Francis appointed Fr. William Joensen, a priest of the Archdiocese of Dubuque and philosophy professor at a local college, as Bishop of Des Moines Thursday.

Pope Francis names new director of Holy See press office

Jul 18, 2019 - 04:00 am .- Pope Francis Thursday appointed Matteo Bruni director of the Holy See Press Office, effective July 22. No vice director was named.

A 'wealth' of resources available to St Louis women with unexpected pregnancies

Jul 18, 2019 - 03:01 am .- With a law banning abortions after roughly eight weeks of pregnancy and one remaining abortion clinic whose licensure is being debated in court, Missouri has been described as a state “hostile” to abortion.

New campaign to bring food, medicine to Syrian Christians

Jul 18, 2019 - 12:23 am .- The pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need has launched a new fundraising campaign to aid Syrian Christians, whose lives continue to be devastated by violence and poverty.