Archive of July 25, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 25, 2019

Oregon removes assisted suicide waiting period for some of the terminally ill

Jul 25, 2019 - 04:17 pm .- New legislation in Oregon shortens an initial waiting period for some persons seeking assisted suicide, allowing them to receive quicker access to life-ending drugs.

Federal judge temporarily blocks Trump admin’s new asylum rules

Jul 25, 2019 - 03:04 pm .- A federal judge in California has issued a temporary injunction against the Trump administration’s new rule limiting asylum eligibility on the southern U.S. border.

Europe heatwave could damage Notre-Dame, architect warns

Jul 25, 2019 - 02:48 pm .- Almost four months after a fire destroyed the roof of Notre-Dame de Paris, officials are concerned that the building is still at risk of collapse. Now instead of a fire threatening the 850-year-old building, it is the record summer temperatures that may further erode the stonework.

Why some Catholic women say an NFP-shaming article was ‘off the charts’

Jul 25, 2019 - 02:35 pm .- NFP, or Natural Family Planning, is an oft misunderstood thing.

Indonesian police identify couple responsible for attack on Filipino cathedral

Jul 25, 2019 - 01:58 pm .- Indonesian authorities released Tuesday the names of a couple whom they believe to have orchestrated a January terrorist attack on a cathedral in the Philippines.

CDC confirms US fertility rate fell to 'all-time low' in 2018

Jul 25, 2019 - 11:23 am .- The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Wednesday that the US fertility rate continued to fall in 2018, to an all-time low. The report confirms provisional figures released in May.

US bishops decry policy of expedited removal of undocumented migrants

Jul 25, 2019 - 10:32 am .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops spoke out Thursday against new Department of Homeland Security policies that includes the expedited removal of undocumented migrants who cannot prove to an immigration officer they have lived in the United States for two continuous years.

After nearly 20 years, federal government will resume executions

Jul 25, 2019 - 09:41 am .- The Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) will resume executions after an almost two-decade lapse, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced on Thursday.

For 3 months, no girls were born in 132 Indian villages

Jul 25, 2019 - 08:00 am .- A northern Indian district has launched an investigation into a region in which the birth rate of baby girls is in dramatic decline. Government data has revealed that among 216 babies born across 132 villages in the last three months, not even one of them was a girl.

Pope Francis names vice director of Holy See press office

Jul 25, 2019 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis Thursday appointed Cristiane Murray as vice director of the Holy See Press Office.

New York law bans revenge porn

Jul 25, 2019 - 12:30 am .- New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill criminalizing revenge pornography - the distribution of sexual or nude images without the subject’s consent.