Archive of August 6, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 6, 2019

Pro-lifers hold vigil as debate begins on New South Wales abortion bill

Aug 6, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- As the parliament of New South Wales opened debate on a bill to decriminalize abortion in the Australian state Tuesday, hundreds of pro-lifers joined a three-day prayer vigil.

At watershed moment, assisted suicide could expand in Australia

Aug 6, 2019 - 05:26 pm .- Legal assisted suicide could expand in Australia, as the Western Australian government has introduced legislation to allow people deemed terminally ill to request it.

Knights of Columbus announce groundbreaking of St. Kateri shrine

Aug 6, 2019 - 04:58 pm .- The Knights of Columbus will lead new initiatives to support Native Americans and First Nations people in the U.S. and Canada, and to assist refugees on the U.S.-Mexico border, the organization’s leader announced Tuesday.  

After US mass shootings, Mexican bishops denounce hate speech, xenophobia

Aug 6, 2019 - 03:53 pm .- In a recent statement, the Mexican bishops’ conference voiced “great sorrow” at recent acts of violence in both the U.S. and Mexico, which they said were “provoked by intolerance, xenophobia and discrimination.”

Iraqi archbishop reflects on Christian community five years after ISIS takeover

Aug 6, 2019 - 01:52 pm .- Five years on from the conquering of Christian communities in Iraq by the so-called Islamic State, Christians in the country remain at the “point of extinction,” Chaldean Archbishop Bashar Warda of Erbil said this week.

Pro-life leaders with an impact win Catholic honors

Aug 6, 2019 - 11:24 am .- Three Catholic pro-life leaders have won recognition for their diverse work, including outreach to pregnant and parenting women and public policy efforts.

Archbishop Chaput: Look deeper than symptoms to solve mass violence

Aug 6, 2019 - 10:50 am .- Gun control laws alone will not stop mass shootings effectively, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia, said in a column written in response to the recent shootings in Gilroy, Calif., El Paso, and Dayton, Ohio.

This former abortion nurse encountered Christ through the Missionaries of Charity

Aug 6, 2019 - 09:59 am .- María Martínez Gómez is a former abortion nurse in Bilbao who used to go by the name “Amaya.” An unexpected experience in the most unexpected of places prompted Gomez to change not only her name, but also her entire outlook on life.

Iraqi patriarch to Pope Francis: Chaldean Church is 'a church of martyrs'

Aug 6, 2019 - 08:40 am .- The Chaldean Catholic Church is a Church of martyrs, Patriarch Louis Raphael Sako of Babylon told Pope Francis this week.

McCarrick's grooming tactics shown in letters to seminarians and abuse victims

Aug 6, 2019 - 08:14 am .- Letters from Theodore McCarrick to his abuse victims were published Tuesday by the Associated Press, in advance of a promised Vatican report on a Church investigation into the life of the former bishop.

Hong Kong university students protest extradition proposal

Aug 6, 2019 - 12:30 am .- Catholics university students in Hong Kong are joining their voices to the widespread protests against a now-suspended proposal to permit extraditions to mainland China.