Archive of August 2, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 2, 2019

Nigerian priests protest over murder of fellow cleric

Aug 2, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Priests of southeastern Nigeria's Diocese of Enugu protested Friday government inaction in the face of widespread violence. Fr. Paul Offu, a priest of the diocese, had been murdered the previous day.

Caritas acts to limit Ebola crisis in DR Congo

Aug 2, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Caritas Spain has mobilized 6,200 volunteers to fight the Ebola epidemic in the affected areas of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. To prevent its spread they have established 22 monitoring points on the border with Uganda and South Sudan.

Chesterton sainthood cause will not advance, Bishop Doyle says

Aug 2, 2019 - 03:15 pm .- A cause for the canonization of the pipe-smoking, plain-talking, mustachioed and beloved Catholic author Gilbert Keith (GK) Chesterton will not be opened, announced Bishop Peter Doyle of Northampton, the late Chesterton's home diocese.

Catholic scout troops in Europe find fellowship in sacraments, service

Aug 2, 2019 - 03:06 pm .- This week, as many as 5,000 Catholic scouts are walking historic pilgrimage routes to Rome that will culminate in a private audience with Pope Francis and a Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica Aug. 3.

Dutch burqa ban prompts concern for religion in the public square

Aug 2, 2019 - 02:32 pm .- A law professor at a Dutch university has noted concerns over the effects of a newly implemented law banning women from wearing burqas in some public places in the country, suggesting it will be to the detriment of religion's role in the public square.

Abuse survivor: Some 'victim advocacy' groups 'have their own agendas'

Aug 2, 2019 - 12:54 pm .- A survivor of clerical sexual abuse told CNA he found healing in the Church. But he said some 'victim advocacy' groups seemed more focused on litigation or doctrinal issues than on helping him heal.

New Iran sanctions continue discussion on 'proportionality'

Aug 2, 2019 - 11:00 am .- The Trump administration added another high-ranking Iranian official this week to its list of sanctions against Iran, inviting continued discussion about the morality of lethal and non-lethal means of resolving conflicts.

Bioethicist responds to Japan's approval of human-animal hybrid research

Aug 2, 2019 - 10:45 am .- The Japanese government is expected to approve funding for a research project, led by stem cell scientist Hiromitsu Nakauchi, to use stem cells to create animal embryos that contain human cells.

On Aug. 2, you can get this St. Francis-themed indulgence

Aug 2, 2019 - 03:18 am .- Today's feast of Our Lady of the Angels of Porziuncola and its associated indulgence is a way to focus on the importance of Mary and the Franciscan tradition in the Church, a friar explained.