Archive of July 24, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 24, 2019

Judge blocks Arkansas abortion regulations

Jul 24, 2019 - 07:01 pm .- A federal judge in Arkansas on Tuesday temporarily blocked several new regulations on abortion clinics, which otherwise might have led to the closure of the state’s last abortion clinic.

Priests protest Indian cardinal returned to diocese

Jul 24, 2019 - 06:00 pm .- Catholic priests are reportedly protesting Pope Francis’ reinstatement of a cardinal who is facing allegations of financial mismanagement, and has been previously accused of failing to respond to reports of misconduct from a nun who claims to have been raped.

Mexican bishops: Government devalues migrants' dignity

Jul 24, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- The Mexican bishops reaffirmed Tuesday its concern over the lack of a humanitarian reception for migrants, whose dignity has been violated, and exchanged for “a plate of lentils.”

Nominee grilled over Knights of Columbus membership confirmed as federal judge

Jul 24, 2019 - 04:15 pm .- The Senate on Wednesday voted to confirm Brian Buescher, a judicial nominee grilled by two senators last year over his membership in the Knights of Columbus. Buescher will now become a U.S. District Judge in Nebraska.

First permit issued under Australian state's assisted suicide, euthanasia law

Jul 24, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- The first permit for medically assisted death in Victoria was issued in recent weeks, within a month of the going into effect of the Australian state's legalization of voluntary assisted suicide and euthanasia.

Amid global Christian persecution, this Coptic archbishop urges unity

Jul 24, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- A leading Coptic archbishop said that Christians must “walk in the shoes” of those facing global Christian persecution, while overcoming a “false” divide between churches of the East and the West.

On prevention of child abuse, Pope Francis points to St. John Bosco's example 

Jul 24, 2019 - 02:00 pm .- In an unscripted video message that appears to have been recorded on a cell phone, Pope Francis spoke of the need for an “apostolate of prevention” to protect minors from abuse.

In Northern Iraq, Christians face obstacles on the road to rebuilding

Jul 24, 2019 - 01:21 pm .- As some Christian genocide victims rebuild their homes in Northern Iraq, a tenuous security situation still threatens their future in the region.

China continues to rebut Western claims about repression of Uighurs

Jul 24, 2019 - 12:15 pm .- An article published Wednesday in a state-run paper from mainland China repeated government talking points regarding the situations of the Uighurs, a Muslim ethnoreligious group in the country's northwest.

What did the Vatican just Google? A satirist speaks

Jul 24, 2019 - 11:03 am .- Last fall, amid swirling headlines about synods and still-emerging sex abuse scandals, an odd account popped up in the newsfeeds of “Catholic Twitter.”

Eritreans suffering from seizure of Catholic health clinics, aid group says

Jul 24, 2019 - 10:37 am .- The Eritrean government’s recent closure of all Catholic-run health clinics in the country will have devastating effects for the people of the country, warned the pontifical foundation Aid to the Church in Need.

The Lebanese saint who unites Christians and Muslims

Jul 24, 2019 - 12:16 am .- St. Charbel Makhlouf is known in Lebanon for the miraculous healings of those who visit his tomb to seek his intercession – both Christians and Muslims.