Archive of August 21, 2019 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of August 21, 2019

White House criticized for push to allow indefinite detention of migrant kids

Aug 21, 2019 - 05:49 pm .- The White House announced on Wednesday that it would look to terminate court-approved limits on detention of migrant children and families, allowing for indefinite detention. The announcement drew strong criticism from a leading Catholic immigration group.

Priest: We need to address roots of the global migration crisis

Aug 21, 2019 - 05:02 pm .- With migrant and refugee numbers at a crisis level in Europe and other parts of the world, the international community must act to alleviate the suffering of those forced to leave their homes, a priest said this week.

'Fertility fraud' scandals raise broader questions about IVF, ethicist says

Aug 21, 2019 - 04:00 pm .- Lawmakers in three states have passed laws to criminalize “fertility fraud” following a series of scandals in which fertility doctors impregnated women with their own sperm without their knowledge or consent. But amid renewed discussion of the fertility industry, one ethicist told CNA that the laws do not go far enough.

Opinions divided in reaction to Pell decision

Aug 21, 2019 - 03:00 pm .- The decision by the Court of Appeal in Victoria to reject Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of his conviction for child sex abuse Wednesday has divided opinion among court watchers, both Catholic and secular.

Amazon missionary bishop: Synod plans miss the real problems

Aug 21, 2019 - 02:51 pm .- A long-time missionary bishop of the Amazon River delta has said that the working document for an upcoming synod of bishops on the region does not address the actual problems faced by the Church in the region.

Jesuit superior general: Satan is a 'symbolic reality'

Aug 21, 2019 - 01:44 pm .- The superior general of the Society of Jesus said Aug. 21 that the devil is a symbol, but not a person.

Florida bishops: Serial killer's execution is 'unnecessary'

Aug 21, 2019 - 09:30 am .- The Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops is pleading for Gov. Ron DeSantis to stop the execution of Gary Ray Bowles, who confessed to murdering six men during a six month period in 1994.

Pope Francis: Self-interest and hypocrisy destroy the Church

Aug 21, 2019 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis decried hypocrisy and self-interest Wednesday, saying that Christian community should always be characterized by generosity and solidarity.  

Vatican ‘acknowledges the court's decision’ to dismiss Cardinal George Pell's appeal

Aug 21, 2019 - 04:18 am .- The Vatican said Wednesday it acknowledges the decision by the Court of Appeals in Victoria to uphold the conviction of Cardinal George Pell, while recalling Pell’s insistence of his innocence throughout the judicial process.

Minnesota archbishop reflects on the significance of a pastoral heart

Aug 21, 2019 - 04:00 am .- Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St Paul and Minneapolis reflected in a recent interview on several major milestones: his 60th birthday, 30 years as a priest, and 10 years as a bishop.

Archdiocese to break ground for Bl. Stanley Rother shrine in November 

Aug 21, 2019 - 12:01 am .- The shy and unassuming Blessed Father Stanley Rother, a missionary priest and martyr from a farming family, would likely be surprised to learn that the largest Catholic Church in Oklahoma will bear his name.