Archive of July 30, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 30, 2019

ATF investigates ‘painful’ fire that destroyed 125 year-old Texas Catholic Church 

Jul 30, 2019 - 05:30 pm .- Federal agents have joined the investigation of a fire that ravaged and destroyed a 125 year-old landmark Catholic Church in central Texas on Monday.

Senators introduce bill to stop federally funded embryonic stem cell research

Jul 30, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- The Patients First Act would reverse President Barack Obama’s 2009 executive order that allowed for federally-funded research at NIH using embryonic stem cells.

Bishop calls assisted suicide ‘affront to the dignity of life’ on eve of legalization

Jul 30, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Bishop James E. Checchio of Metuchen described assisted suicide as “a grievous affront to the dignity of human life” that “can never be morally justified” in a letter to his diocese on July 30.

Coakley: Blessed Stanley Rother's influence remains strong in Guatemala

Jul 30, 2019 - 03:20 pm .- There’s a black and white photo that holds a special meaning for those familiar with Blessed Stanley Rother— the farm-raised Oklahoma priest who gave his life for the faith 38 years ago while serving the poor in Central America.

Bill to legalize abortion delayed after pushback in New South Wales

Jul 30, 2019 - 03:02 pm .- A bill that would decriminalize abortion in the Australian state of New South Wales has been delayed at least a week after conservative complaints that the legislation had been rushed through.

After John Paul II Institute students publish letter, president defends changes

Jul 30, 2019 - 01:37 pm .- The president of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute said Tuesday that despite recently published objections from students and alumni, he believes changes at the school are a move in the right direction.

With St. Joseph's help, a 'business guild' supports Minnesota Catholics

Jul 30, 2019 - 12:30 pm .- Small business owners, laborers, and job-seekers in Minnesota can now connect with fellow Catholics using modern technology- a website and social network - and a very ancient concept - a guild.

Chinese officials claim most Xinjiang detainees have been released

Jul 30, 2019 - 11:01 am .- Government officials from China's Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region said Tuesday that the area's re-education camps for Muslims have been successful, with most of those held having been reintegrated into Chinese society.

Bishops lament return of federal executions

Jul 30, 2019 - 10:15 am .- Catholic leaders have condemned the federal government’s announcement last week that it will resume of executions after an almost two decade-long hiatus.

Despite human rights concerns, Senate fails to stop Saudi arms sale

Jul 30, 2019 - 08:40 am .- The Senate on Monday failed to override President Trump’s veto of their attempts to block over $8 billion in arms transfers to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

How one Cambodian refugee found Catholicism through her mother

Jul 30, 2019 - 03:17 am .- Phally Budock owes a lot to her mother.