Archive of August 8, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 8, 2019

Catholic Church in Wisconsin opposes bill attacking seal of confession

Aug 8, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- Two bills were announced in Wisconsin this week intended to protect victims of child sexual abuse. The Catholic Church in the state has registered its strong objection to one bill's intention to force violation of the seal of confession.

Amid extreme flooding in Pakistan, Catholic volunteers step up

Aug 8, 2019 - 05:29 pm .- A 52-year-old Caritas volunteer helped rescue more than two dozen families from a recent flood in Karachi, Pakistan.

What the Church does - and does not - teach about gun control 

Aug 8, 2019 - 05:12 pm .- Jordan Anchondo and her husband, Andre were shopping for school supplies for their five-year-old last Saturday morning at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. They were shot and killed by a gunman who opened fire on the hundreds of people in the store.

Knights of Columbus convention aims to promote unity through solidarity

Aug 8, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- Echoing the theme of unity, the Knights of Columbus are launching new efforts to forge ties with the neglected and to repair frayed social bonds.

Guam archdiocese faces more than 200 lawsuits amid bankruptcy

Aug 8, 2019 - 03:03 pm .- The Archdiocese of Agaña is facing dozens of lawsuits related to clerical sexual abuse, and is encouraging any other alleged victims to contact the archdiocese before the deadline to file lawsuits expires this month.

Panamanian bishops ask for humane, respectful domestic immigration reform

Aug 8, 2019 - 02:38 pm .- The standing committee of the Panamanian bishops' conference has expressed its concern over a migration reform bill, asking that it be humane and respectful of the rights of immigrants and refugees.

In Argentina, Catholic priests face trial for deaf children's sexual abuse

Aug 8, 2019 - 11:50 am .- The trial has begun for two Catholic priests and a former employee allegedly involved in sexual abuse of 10 students at an institute that cared for deaf children. Their alleged victims say one abuser should have been exposed seven years before his arrest.

St. Dominic, a dog, and divine fire

Aug 8, 2019 - 10:03 am .- The first image to greet visitors to the basilica containing the tomb of St. Dominic in Bologna, Italy is a mosaic of the saint next to a dog carrying a flaming torch in its mouth.