Archive of August 9, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 9, 2019

Citing El Paso shooting, US bishops condemn divisive, hateful rhetoric

Aug 9, 2019 - 04:16 pm .- Leaders of the U.S. bishops’ conference on issues of immigration and racism denounced xenophobic and dehumanizing language in the United States, warning that it fosters discrimination and hatred.

Chaldean Catholic dies in Iraq after U.S. deportation

Aug 9, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Christian leaders and local legislators have mourned the death of a Chaldean Christian who had been deported to Iraq by the United States.

Archbishop Fisher 'deeply saddened' by advancement of NSW abortion bill

Aug 9, 2019 - 02:28 pm .- The Archbishop of Sydney has expressed his disappointment at the passage by the lower house of the New South Welsh parliament of a bill to decriminalize abortion, and the failure to pass limiting amendments.

Department of Education will hear transgender track complaint

Aug 9, 2019 - 01:00 pm .- The U.S. Department of Education will hear a Title IX complaint brought by three female high school track athletes over a state policy allowing biologically male athletes to compete in female sports if they self-identify as females.

Inter-religious leaders in Pakistan urge protections for religious minorities

Aug 9, 2019 - 10:09 am .- Catholic and other religious leaders signed a joint resolution Thursday encouraging the Pakistani government to adopt policies to protect religious minorities.

Cardinal Pell: ‘Amazon or no Amazon, the Church cannot allow any confusion’

Aug 9, 2019 - 08:36 am .- Cardinal George Pell has written a letter thanking supporters for their prayers, and saying he is “disturbed” by the preparations for the forthcoming synod on the Amazon.

Pope Francis: Ordination of married men 'absolutely not' main theme of Amazon synod

Aug 9, 2019 - 06:38 am .- The ordination to the priesthood of mature, married men, sometimes called viri probati, is among the topics to be addressed at October’s Amazon synod but is “absolutely not” one of the principle themes of the meeting, Pope Francis said.

New Michigan vocational school combines Catholic education, skilled trades 

Aug 9, 2019 - 03:18 am .- A new vocational school in Grand Rapids, Michigan will open its doors next year to young men interested in learning both a skilled trade and formation through a Catholic curriculum.