Archive of August 15, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 15, 2019

In Ireland, Catholic group warns of housing discrimination against migrants

Aug 15, 2019 - 05:29 pm .- A representative from an Irish Catholic charity has warned that discrimination against immigrants in the private housing market has forced more people to pursue public housing.

After Epstein death, theologians discuss suicide, salvation, and the obligations of the state

Aug 15, 2019 - 05:03 pm .- CNA spoke with three moral theologians about suicide, on the hope for salvation that the Church holds for those who take their lives, and the obligations of the state to protect prisoners from themselves.

International scholars express concerns about John Paul II Institute

Aug 15, 2019 - 04:17 pm .- A group of 49 academics from universities around the world has asked the administrators of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute in Rome to reinstate several faculty members recently dismissed from the institute.

Labor Department rule aims to widen religious freedom protection for employers

Aug 15, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The new policy expands a Johnson-era executive order protecting the rights of religious employers with federal government contracts to hire from within their religious group. 

After Philadelphia police shootings, Chaput calls for 'sensible solutions' to violence

Aug 15, 2019 - 03:25 pm .- After a standoff between police and a gunman in Philadelphia yesterday, in which six officers were shot, Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia has praised the work of the responding officers and called for solutions to root causes of violence.

Promising clinical trial for Ebola drugs brings hope to DRC

Aug 15, 2019 - 02:03 pm .- Scientists are hopeful after a clinical trial of two experimental drugs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) showed promise in treating the deadly Ebola virus.

Hundreds of lawsuits filed on first day of NY litigation window

Aug 15, 2019 - 12:30 pm .- Over 400 lawsuits were filed in New York state on the first day of a one-year window in the statute of limitations

RICO suit against Buffalo diocese alleges conspiracy in sexual abuse cases 

Aug 15, 2019 - 11:55 am .- Twenty-two plaintiffs filed a lawsuit Aug. 14 against the Diocese of Buffalo, a province of the Society of Jesus, multiple priests, eight parishes, three high schools, a seminary, among others, alleging “a pattern of racketeering activity” that enabled and covered up clerical sexual abuse.

South Carolina bishop named in New York abuse lawsuit

Aug 15, 2019 - 07:38 am .- Bishop Robert Guglielmone of Charleston, SC, has been named in a sexual abuse lawsuit filed in New York.

Pope Francis gives thousands of rosaries to Christians in Syria

Aug 15, 2019 - 05:30 am .- Pope Francis announced Thursday that he is giving 6,000 blessed rosaries to Catholic communities in Syria as a sign of his closeness on the Marian Feast of the Assumption.

The Japanese treasure of Sakitsu Church

Aug 15, 2019 - 04:00 am .- My traveling companion and I could see the steeple of Sakitsu Church from more than a mile and a half away, after we drove through a mountain tunnel and over the large network of streams and lakes that slice up the Japanese city of Amakusa.