Archive of July 29, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 29, 2019

John Paul II Institute responds to student and faculty criticisms

Jul 29, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The Pontifical John Paul II Institute issued a statement Monday, defending recent changes at the school. But some students and faculty members say the explanations do not represent the full picture of issues at the theological institute.

Poor and vulnerable most hurt by budget cuts, say Alaska's bishops

Jul 29, 2019 - 03:41 pm .- Recent budget cuts resulting from the governor's budget vetoes are having a “direct negative impact” on the homeless, poor, and vulnerable in Alaska, the state's bishops said Thursday.

Archbishop says he never vetoed Sr. Joan Chittister's invite to Australian conference

Jul 29, 2019 - 03:30 pm .- On June 24, Sr. Joan Chittister, O.S.B., told the NY Times that she had been disinvited to speak at a 2020 conference of Australian educators, because Archbishop Peter Comensoli of Melbourne had not endorsed her as a speaker.

NIH issues new guidelines for funding research on aborted fetal tissue

Jul 29, 2019 - 03:16 pm .- The National Institutes of Health (NIH) have issued new guidelines with restrictions for scientists seeking federal grants to use tissue from aborted babies for research.

Vatican official offers message of hope to Church in Venezuela

Jul 29, 2019 - 02:51 pm .- After visiting clerics and seminarians in Venezuela, the secretary for seminaries of the Congregation for the Clergy issued a hopeful message for the country, which is facing shortages of basic goods.

Cardinal Ouédraogo elected president of African bishops' conference

Jul 29, 2019 - 01:01 pm .- During the plenary assembly celebrating its golden jubilee, the leadership organization for bishops' conferences in Africa elected Cardinal Philippe Ouédraogo of Ouagadougou as its president.

Archbishop Lori defends Baltimore after Trump tweets

Jul 29, 2019 - 11:35 am .- Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore issued a statement Saturday rebutting a tweet from President Donald Trump that claimed that the city is infested with both crime and rats.

Polish priest attacked in sacristy during apparent robbery

Jul 29, 2019 - 11:03 am .- A Catholic priest was severely beaten in an attack by three men in the sacristy of St. John the Baptist church in Szczecin on Sunday, in what was reportedly an attempted robbery.

Vatican: Remains of missing teen not found among bones

Jul 29, 2019 - 05:01 am .- The Vatican reported Sunday that bones discovered in previously hidden ossuaries pre-date the 20th century – and therefore cannot be the remains of a Vatican teen who went missing in the 1980s.