Archive of August 16, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 16, 2019

Hong Kong student leader: Catholics should take 'major role' in peaceful protests

Aug 16, 2019 - 05:47 pm .- The acting president of the Hong Kong Federation of Catholic Students told CNA this week that he would like to see Catholics and other Christians take on a larger role in ongoing protests against the government, amid fears of a crackdown by Chinese authorities.

Canadian man receives assisted death after funding cut for in-home care

Aug 16, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- The family of a Canadian man with ALS is urging the country’s government to change the way it treats patients after he received a “medically-assisted death” following years of struggle to find adequate care. 

New Jersey judge temporarily blocks assisted suicide law

Aug 16, 2019 - 02:31 pm .- A judge in New Jersey has temporarily halted a law allowing physician assisted suicide, which had gone into effect August 1.

Planned Parenthood to pull out of Title X program

Aug 16, 2019 - 10:15 am .- The decision is set to take effect Aug. 19, the date by which funding recipients are required to make a “good faith” undertaking to comply with a new rule barring the referral of clients for abortion services.

Iraqi church formerly defaced by ISIS rededicated on Assumption feast

Aug 16, 2019 - 05:23 am .- An Iraqi church damaged and defaced by the Islamic State in 2014 was rededicated Thursday for the parish’s celebration of the Feast of the Assumption of Mary.

A Catholic group wants to honor Ireland’s oldest grandparents

Aug 16, 2019 - 12:04 am .- In anticipation of the Irish National Grandparents Pilgrimage, a Catholic group has launched a search for the oldest grandparents in Ireland.