Archive of July 31, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of July 31, 2019

JPII Institute VP says school's identity is 'seriously threatened'

Jul 31, 2019 - 09:25 pm .- The vice-president of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome said that changes to the school’s governing structure and academic program are a serious threat to its identity, and to the important pastoral ministry it supports.

California bishops rally Catholics to stop college campus abortion pill mandate

Jul 31, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Three California bishops are calling on local Catholics to pray and fight against a bill that would require state colleges and universities to provide free access to abortion pills for students.

Analysis: Voters care about abortion, why aren’t Democrats talking about it?

Jul 31, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Underneath the absolutist direction of the party’s politicians, rank and file Democrats are far less uniform in their opinions.

Democrats debate immigration, healthcare but not abortion

Jul 31, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- During the  Democratic primary debate on Tuesday, candidates expressed support for systematic reform on immigration and healthcare, but were not questioned about abortion or religious liberty.

Abortion advocacy groups file suit against Missouri laws

Jul 31, 2019 - 11:01 am .- Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union filed a joint lawsuit July 30 in the US District Court for the Western District of Missouri Central Division in opposition to state laws regulating abortion, which are set to come into force Aug. 28.

US bishops call for new gun legislation after garlic festival shooting

Jul 31, 2019 - 10:17 am .- After a shooting at a food festival in California on Sunday in which the gunman killed three people and injured 15, the US bishops' representative for domestic justice called for legislation to prevent such losses.

Pope Francis surprises ill religious sister with visit

Jul 31, 2019 - 05:46 am .- Pope Francis took advantage of his lighter summer schedule to make a surprise visit to a convalescing Daughter of Charity earlier this week.

The Dormition Fast: The Eastern Christian season leading to the Assumption

Jul 31, 2019 - 03:01 am .- Each year the Eastern Catholic Churches, as well as other Eastern Christians, participate in a fasting season Aug. 14 in preparation for the Aug. 15 feast of the Dormition of the Mother of God (which is celebrated as the Assumption in the Latin rite).

El Paso bishop launches fundraiser for asylum seekers stuck in Mexico

Jul 31, 2019 - 12:25 am .- A Catholic diocese has teamed up with a local immigration aid group to help refugees on the western Texas-Mexico border.