Archive of August 14, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 14, 2019

San Diego bishop announces compensation fund, changes to social media policy

Aug 14, 2019 - 07:19 pm .- Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego announced Aug. 13 an Independent Compensation Program for victims of sexual abuse, set to begin in September.

Calif. bishop: Be society's conscience in face of campus abortion pill mandate

Aug 14, 2019 - 06:01 pm .- At a Mass marking Sunday's conclusion of a novena for the defeat of a California bill that would require public universities to provide free access to abortion pills for students, the Archbishop of San Francisco challenged parishioners to grow in charity by embracing works of mercy to the most vulnerable - those in the womb.

Piracy and despair: The unique problems that plague sailors

Aug 14, 2019 - 05:19 pm .- For most people in the 21st century, piracy probably conjures up images of illegal downloads from Limewire before it does thoughts of trouble-making sea-farers.

Diocese of Scranton launches investigation into national shrine rector Rossi

Aug 14, 2019 - 04:14 pm .- The Diocese of Scranton has begun an investigation into allegations of misconduct on the part of the rector of the National Shrine of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washingon, D.C.

Portland parish protests new priest’s policies

Aug 14, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Parishioners of St. Francis of Assisi Parish in the Archdiocese of Portland staged a protest against their pastor during a June 30 Mass.

German archbishop in Auschwitz: Stand up against hubris of the politically powerful 

Aug 14, 2019 - 02:31 pm .- On the eve of the 80th anniversary of the German invasion of Poland, a German archbishop has called for a stand against hubris and arrogance of those in political power.

Cheyenne police recommend charging two unnamed clerics for alleged child sex abuse

Aug 14, 2019 - 02:30 pm .- Police in Cheyenne have recommended that two clerics accused of sexually abusing male juveniles in the 1970s and '80s be criminally charged, the Casper Star-Tribune reported Wednesday.

Melbourne archbishop ready to defy law over seal of confession

Aug 14, 2019 - 02:10 pm .- The Archbishop of Melbourne has said he is prepared to defy a proposed new law that would force priests in the Australian state of Victoria to violate the seal of confession.

The Miraculous Medal: St Maximilian Kolbe's weapon for evangelization

Aug 14, 2019 - 10:58 am .- As World War II raged around him in Poland, St. Maximilian Kolbe fought for souls using a printing press and another “weapon” – the Miraculous Medal.

What's the Assumption, anyway? A CNA Explainer

Aug 14, 2019 - 09:30 am .- Today, Catholics around the world mark the Feast of the Assumption of Mary, commemorating the end of her earthly life and assumption into Heaven. But while the feast day is a relatively new one, the history of the holiday – and the mystery behind it – has its roots in the earliest centuries of Christian belief.  

Auschwitz Memorial chronicles the sacrifice of St. Maximilian Kolbe

Aug 14, 2019 - 08:46 am .- The Auschwitz Memorial has published  photos chronicling the sacrifice of St. Maximilian Kolbe, who died in the Nazi concentration camp on August 14, 1941.  

Why the 'fact-checking' of Christian satire worries this Catholic writer

Aug 14, 2019 - 03:01 am .- Did you know that Veggie Tales, the beloved Christian cartoon for kids, recently introduced a new character named Cannabis Carl in celebration of recreational marijuana?