Archive of July 23, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 23, 2019

Sri Lankan church re-consecrated, cardinal challenges government

Jul 23, 2019 - 08:01 pm .- One of the churches in Sri Lanka damaged in attacks on Easter was re-consecrated Sunday. During the ceremony, the Archbishop of Colombo criticized the government's investigation of the attacks.

Six months after terror attack, Philippines cathedral packed at rededication

Jul 23, 2019 - 06:58 pm .- Despite the fresh memory of a deadly terrorist attack in January, the rededication Mass of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in Jolo, an island in the Philippines, was packed with Catholics, an aid worker said.

Catholic groups installing 5,000 solar panels in DC

Jul 23, 2019 - 04:32 pm .- Catholic organizations are installing 5,000 solar panels in a five-acre space in Washington, D.C., in what will become the largest ground array of solar panels in the city.

Christian baker asks for dismissal of lawsuit over cake signifying gender transition

Jul 23, 2019 - 02:01 pm .- Attorneys for Denver-area cake artist Jack Phillips filed a motion this week to dismiss a third lawsuit seeking to force him to create a cake that expresses a message contrary to his religious beliefs.

Discerning in, and discerning out: What happens when seminarians leave?

Jul 23, 2019 - 12:15 pm .- Catholic journalists know that discernment stories are popular because they give readers hope. And they often follow a pattern: They usually include a “God moment” in which the subject, through a dramatic circumstance, hears the word of God and finds with sparkling clarity,  the call to become a cleric or religious. They end with ordination or follow final vows.


Bishop Wall introduces regular 'ad orientem' Mass at Gallup cathedral

Jul 23, 2019 - 11:11 am .- Bishop James Wall of Gallup announced Monday that each Sunday a Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral will be said with the celebrant facing the same direction as the faithful, in order better to respect the Blessed Sacrament.

Archbishop Kurtz resigns as religious liberty chair during cancer treatment

Jul 23, 2019 - 10:01 am .- Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville has stepped down from leading the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ religious liberty committee as he undergoes treatment for bladder cancer.

Brennan appointment hailed as 'new day' after Bransfield scandals in West Virginia

Jul 23, 2019 - 09:55 am .- Bishop Mark Brennan will be installed as the ninth Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston next month, as West Virginia’s sole diocese looks to move forward from the scandals of its previous leader, Bishop Michael Bransfield.

Pope Francis names Bp Mark Brennan to follow Bransfield at West Virginia diocese

Jul 23, 2019 - 04:01 am .- Pope Francis Tuesday named Bishop Mark Brennan the Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston, West Virginia following financial corruption and alleged sexual assault by the former bishop of the diocese Michael J. Bransfield.

Records on life of Father Flanagan, founder of Boys Town, presented at Vatican

Jul 23, 2019 - 03:01 am .- The cause for canonization of Servant of God Edward Flanagan, the priest who founded Nebraska's Boys Town community for orphans and other boys, advanced Monday with the presentation of a summary of records on his life.