Archive of August 5, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 5, 2019

Indianapolis Jesuit high school makes Vatican appeal of disciplinary measures

Aug 5, 2019 - 04:30 pm .- A Jesuit-sponsored high school in Indiana has asked the Vatican to overturn Indianapolis Archbishop Charles Thompson’s decision to revoke the school’s Catholic identity, and announced that a scheduled Mass for the opening of the academic year is not permitted at the school.

Bipartisan senators urge Trump administration to keep refugee program

Aug 5, 2019 - 04:26 pm .- A bipartisan group of 18 senators is urging the Trump administration not to shut down refugee admissions, but rather to increase admissions.

Maine's pro-life movement 're-vitalized' to oppose abortion, assisted suicide laws

Aug 5, 2019 - 04:01 pm .- A pair of petition campaigns for a people’s veto referendum vote have kicked off in Maine with the support of the state’s Catholic bishop, as residents attempt to repeal a law that legalizes taxypayer-funded abortion, and another one that legalizes assisted suicide.

Catholic church vandalized in Liverpool

Aug 5, 2019 - 03:23 pm .- Merseyside Police are investigating the vandalization of St. Oswald's, a church in inner city Liverpool that had windows smashed and graffiti painted it on it Saturday.

Knights of Columbus donated over $185 million to charity in 2018

Aug 5, 2019 - 12:18 pm .- Ahead of its annual convention this week, the Knights of Columbus announced August 1 that it donated more than $185 million to charity in 2018.

Funeral of Catholic lawyer disrupted by police in Vietnam

Aug 5, 2019 - 11:27 am .- The funeral of Therese Tran Thi Ly Hoa, a Catholic lawyer in Ho Chi Minh City, was interrupted last week by local officials, amid a disagreement over land ownership, according to UCA News.

White roses fall inside Roman basilica to mark 4th century Marian miracle

Aug 5, 2019 - 10:09 am .- White rose petals fell from the ceiling of St. Mary Major Basilica Monday, as Romans celebrated the anniversary of a 4th century Marian miracle.

Auxiliary bishop did not disclose Cincinnati priest accusations

Aug 5, 2019 - 08:30 am .- An auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, and member of the USCCB committee on child protection, is facing accusations that he failed to report to Cincinnati’s archbishop a series of allegations that a priest had engaged in inappropriate behavior with teenage boys.

Amid JPII Institute controversy, Benedict XVI meets with recently dismissed professor

Aug 5, 2019 - 01:08 am .- Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI met last week with a recently dismissed professor of moral theology at Rome’s Pontifical John Paul II Institute, amid ongoing controversy regarding recent changes to the Institute.