Archive of August 13, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 13, 2019

At fertility clinics, abandoned human embryos could number in the millions

Aug 13, 2019 - 07:00 pm .- The number of “abandoned” human embryos in the United States could number in the millions, and many fertility specialists are reticent to discuss the situation of what to do with frozen embryos, according to a recent NBC News report.

These are the six US states with one remaining abortion clinic

Aug 13, 2019 - 05:15 pm .- Amid efforts in many states to pass pro-life legislation and challenge the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision, six states— Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota, and West Virginia— have reached the point of having just one abortion clinic remaining active.

Gomez: 'White America' is a myth

Aug 13, 2019 - 05:00 pm .- The Archbishop of Los Angeles wrote this week that the white nationalism which motivated a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, is a sign that the U.S. has lost touch with the Christian ideals of the nation’s founding. He called Christians to give witness to the common humanity of all people.

Conservative candidate Alejandro Giammattei elected Guatemalan president

Aug 13, 2019 - 04:18 pm .- Alejandro Giammattei of the center-right Vamos party was elected president of Guatemala Sunday.

New green card rule undermines family unity, bishops say

Aug 13, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has voiced opposition to a new “public charge” policy that could deny visas and green cards to immigrants who use various public welfare programs.

Tennessee legislators discuss abortion bill in hopes of overturning Roe v Wade

Aug 13, 2019 - 01:57 pm .- The Tennessee Senate judiciary committee held a second day of hearings Tuesday in a 'summer study' session of a bill regulating abortion.

Pope Francis: In times of suffering, know that you are never alone

Aug 13, 2019 - 10:45 am .- Pope Francis wrote a heartfelt letter Tuesday to an Italian community still suffering one year after a bridge collapse. His message: “Know that you are not alone.”

Bishops call for support for HHS rule change

Aug 13, 2019 - 09:30 am .- August 13 is the last day on which the Department of Health and Human Services will receive feedback on the proposed change to the interpretation of section 1557 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Pittsburgh parish cancels festival after security warning

Aug 13, 2019 - 08:56 am .- A Pennsylvania parish has cancelled a scheduled festival in response to a security threat received by the Diocese of Pittsburgh.

Future of Michigan pro-life program in jeopardy as funding threatened

Aug 13, 2019 - 03:28 am .- Lawmakers in Michigan are considering ending public funding for a program that counsels pregnant women on alternatives to abortion, prompting concern from the Michigan Catholic Conference, which has been advocating for the program since its inception five years ago.

Federal court: Women's-only shelter not required to admit men

Aug 13, 2019 - 12:09 am .- A federal court has issued a preliminary injunction protecting a women’s overnight shelter in Anchorage from the city’s demands that it house biological males.