Archive of July 19, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 19, 2019

Illinois to fund abortion clinics after Title X Protect Life Rule

Jul 19, 2019 - 04:08 pm .- Illinois will provide state funding to abortion clinics and clinics that refer for abortions in the light of new changes to Title X rules, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Thursday.

Michigan considers two pro-life ballot initiatives

Jul 19, 2019 - 02:26 pm .- The Michigan Catholic Conference is urging state residents to support a petition drive for an initiative to ban “dismemberment abortions” instead of a separate petition drive that seeks to ban abortion after the detection of a fetal heartbeat.

Vatican announces sanctions on disgraced Bishop Bransfield

Jul 19, 2019 - 01:57 pm .- Bishop Michael J. Bransfield, Bishop emeritus of Wheeling-Charleston, will no longer be allowed to participate in public Masses or live within his former diocese. He must “make personal amends” for the harm he brought to the diocese, Pope Francis announced in a communique released on Friday afternoon.

English bishop: Let's be cautious responding to comatose girl's situation

Jul 19, 2019 - 11:05 am .- The English and Welsh bishops' representative on life issues urged Thursday that the public be reserved in judgement on the case of Tafida Raqeeb, a comatose five-year-old whose parents want her transferred to Italy for treatment after UK doctors ordered the removal of “life-sustaining treatment.”

South Asia floods: 'Everything is coming to a complete standstill'

Jul 19, 2019 - 10:44 am .- Catholic Relief Services is working with local partners to provide aid amid severe flooding and landslides in parts of India, Nepal, and Bangladesh, the group said Thursday.

Planned Parenthood eschews federal funding to continue abortion referrals

Jul 19, 2019 - 12:31 am .- As a new regulation takes effect, barring Title X recipients from making abortion referrals, Planned Parenthood has reportedly decided to forego the federal funds in order to continue directing women to abortion.